Lost Ideas

January 4, 2014

Remember that story you were going to write about your neighbor’s dog but never did? When you’re a writer, you have to know when to ditch both the bad and good ideas. At The Atlantic, Bob Brody laments all the stories he’ll never write and concludes: “It’s taken me a long time to learn this—that sometimes the best course of action is inaction.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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