3 Simple Steps To Achieve Writing Success

AKA How to not be a sellout

Caitlin McColl
Dose Of Wonder

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1. Write what you love

As a writer I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage ‘write what you know’. Well that’s just shit advice. Because writing what you know will only give you so much and can’t get you too far. No offense, but there’s only so much someone can write about a specific area of knowledge. It seems like everyone loves to write about writing: about how to ‘make it big!’. And maybe it’s just me (probably) but it seems a strange thing that so many writers are writing about how to write. And yes, I can totally see the irony in my statement as I’m writing about writing here.

But is anyone else kinda getting fed up with all these articles about writing that give the same general advice over and over? My issue with it is, the advice is all so samey. It’s the same stuff all the time: write and publish consistently, write what others want to read, write about the ‘in’ thing (like money (NFTs or bitcoin)) or write inflated almost clickbaity articles of little actual substance that is of no real benefit to others like How To Be The Most Awesome Badass Ever! There seems to be a very

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Caitlin McColl
Dose Of Wonder

Writer on mental health, grief & loss, mindfulness, running, life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. Vancouver 🇨🇦