My Ins and Outs For 2024 As A Writer

What are you letting go and bringing in this year?

Chau Trieu
The Shortform


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The 2024 ins and outs trend is brilliant!

It’s the result of a deep reflection and goal-making session. It’s like making New Year’s resolutions with achievable goals.

Here’s my ins and outs:


  • Excessive screen time (>5 hours/day)
  • Virtual arguments
  • Obsession with negative comments
  • Fixation on mistakes
  • “I think”
  • Passive voice


  • Slow writing
  • Daily reading
  • Being kind to my work
  • Drafting using pen and paper
  • Discipline

What are your ins and outs for the new year?

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Chau Trieu
The Shortform

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