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Advice to aspiring writers

Write. You have to practice to get better. If nothing else, write a journal.

Become a connoisseur of bad writing. When you spot something that seems bad, try to figure out why. Once you become good at finding mistakes, you'll be less likely to make them.

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Evaluating criteria

The goal of an essay is to surprise the reader. If you write about a topic you understand reasonably well, and you're able to discover things you didn't consciously realize when you started writing, you have something worth saying.

Let your friends read your work. They'll sometimes find s...

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Common traits

Great entrepreneurs and great writers have this in common: They notice anomalies that other people skip over.

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Writer's block

Not knowing what to write about is more a problem when writing stories, but essay writing is basically thinking out loud.

When writers' block does strike, pacing around or going out for a walk helps.

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What To Write About

Write whatever you want. But something short is better as it gives you a view of all the writing process, speeds up your learning and demotivates less when you write something bad.

Do finish your work and expose it to criticism as the final step.

Habits: Start Small

Habits: Start Small

Start small with something you already desire or like to do, to ease out the entire process for you right at the start.

For example, if you plan to write more, why not buy a journal and a pen that you want to use, and keep them handy, facilitating the writing habit naturally.

Starting freelance writing: Learn how to pitch ideas

Learn how to form a good pitch. You are in charge of finding your work, meaning stepping out of your comfort zone, and sending lots of cold emails.

If you want to write for a publication, you'll want to pitch ideas that the editor will like. If you're going to write website copy, you'll ha...

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