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Write for yourself

By writing for yourself, you're more likely to write something other people will like. Readers know when your work is authentic—the best way to be authentic is to write for yoursel...

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Writing

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Writing is thinking. It is a way to understand and order the world better.

Writing is a process of self-discovery. You may start with a specific topic in min...

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When you publish often, you'll build an audience, and an audience gives you accountability. This accountability will make you want to write more, which will make you better at writing and generatin...

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To publish often, you will need a routine. Routines help to establish good habits, enabling you to become better.

Focus on systems, not goals. Choose a specific time each day to write. Use tr...

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A deadline helps you to focus on the process and publish regularly. It's a commitment. "I'll publish one article every Wednesday by 4 PM."

But life sometimes happens, and you may mis...

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When you first start out, focus on being consistent more than on quality.

Your quality will improve when you keep on writing and publishing. Consistent writing will generate more feedback, al...

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Use simple tools

Simple tools offer no distractions. It helps you focus and do more, again and again.

George R.R. Martin wrote almost two million words for The Game of Thrones series on WordStar 4.0, a word p...

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Most ideas come at inconvenient times, such as during a conversation with a friend, a thought while watching a show, a link while you're exercising.

  • Get used to writing ideas dow...

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You'll sometimes read something that speaks to your soul. Or a unique idea. A well-told story. A novel way to explain something.

When you find one of these, save them to a swipe file or write...

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When we write, we often want the best resource available online on a given topic.

This is impossible and only adds pressure. Instead, consider published essays as incomplete by default. Write...

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