The impulse to publish is destroying my newsletter

Gérard Mclean
Feb 11 · 1 min read

I’m an impulsive writer. When I get an idea in my head, it’s a race to bang out those words, massage those sentences, divide up the stream into coherent paragraphs — against an imaginary real deadline of urgency.

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Apparently, that runs counter to a successful paid Substack Writing newsletter. The common wisdom among…