How I Learn New Skills Quickly: 5 Strategies To Make Learning Easy

Neera Mahajan
ILLUMINATION
Published in
6 min readJun 19, 2024

--

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Five years ago, I quit my six-figure job to become a full-time writer.

Writing had always been a hobby for me, and I imagined a leisurely life of waking up late, settling down with a pen, notebook, and a steaming cup of tea, and effortlessly producing beautiful prose with a relaxed mind.

I was in for a rude awakening.

Writing was not what I thought it was.

The way writers wrote had changed.

The way writing was consumed had changed.

The way writing was published had changed.

Writers could no longer sit in oblivion and construct stories. They had to find readers, interact with them, format and illustrate their books, self-publish them, and then sell them.

I had to learn all of that.

And beyond that, I had to learn how to write.

I had no way of knowing whether what I wrote was any good, and if not, how to improve.

It was then that I discovered Medium, where you get feedback as you write, in the form of encouraging comments from readers.

But I couldn’t just rock up and start writing for Medium, a platform that had the likes of Barack Obama writing for it…

--

--

Neera Mahajan
ILLUMINATION

Author of Dare To Create, Eight Steps To Be An Authorpreneur, and How To Write an eBook In One Week | Write Your Book with me in 30 days.