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Step Away for Your Writing: Day 30 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

I know it might defy expectation to tell people to take a day for their writing on the next to last day of a platform challenge, but hey, that's me. Plus, it's really important to always keep in mind what is most important: your writing.

Step Away for Your Writing

For today’s platform-building task, I want you to step away for your writing. Just as on Day 15, type, “Gone writing,” or something to that effect. Then, spend some extra time writing today.

Just write (and nothing else platform-related) today!

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