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Pep Talks, Warnings & Screeds by George Singleton, with illustrations by Daniel Wallace

In movies and hour-long TV dramas depicting doctors and lawyers, the main characters rarely perform what the do most of te day, viz., deal with paperwork and insurance industries.

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That said, please do not what a bunch of movies or shows wherein the main character is a writer. For the most part, directors rarely show the main character doing what he or she does half of the day. viz, write. There's pretending to be a writer, and then there's writing.

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