Walter Cronkite

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    Today's Google Doodles celebrates Walter Cronkite's 100th birthday

    Today marks what would have been legendary journalist Walter Cronkite's 100th birthday, and Google Doodles is celebrating with a tribute.

    Walter Cronkite, the legendary broadcast journalist reported, served, and comforted a nation during its most trying times, including World War II, Watergate, the Vietnam War, and the assassination of JFK, to name a few.

    Walter perpetuated an objective reporting style rooted in justice and integrity.

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    Accept praise for something great in your story – even if you didn’t mean it

    We writers say we want more praise for our work, but, when it comes, we are often not ready to accept it. We are better at absorbing the blows of negative criticism, perhaps because we suffer from the impostor syndrome, that fear that this is the day that we will be found out, exposed as frauds, banished to law school.

    If you are one of those writers who fend off criticism, this essay is for you. As I learned years ago, praise can come at some surprising moments, and for surprising reasons. When it arrives, let it wash over you like a waterfall.

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