Why and how to write better.

By paffy

There is no better medium of expression from one person to another than writing provides. Taking writing seriously for the last year and a half has changed my life. I’m making good money from this side hustle I love. I’m growing as a writer, gaining confidence from successes, allowing me to reach for more opportunities in the content creation domain.

But really, I’ve always considered myself a writer. Just never paid for my words until I got serious and got up the nerve to share publicly.

Though, I’d still write for free. The creative part of me demands I live…


How to generate ideas all day long and never run out of things to write about.

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Reading science, math, and philosophy for one hour per day will likely put you at the upper-echelon of human success within seven years. — Naval Ravikant

The reason prolific content creators can write a lot of content is they consume the right kind of content. Usually self-starters who are inner-directed they take learning seriously and are self-described autodidacts.

Always curious. Always learning.

Creators devour information through books, online material, podcasts, and video — think TED Talks — until the knowledge becomes a part of their thinking, absorbing it on a deep level, weaving it together with their perspective until it…


What it takes to be a creator.

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The next generation’s fortunes are going to be made from media or code. We are in the creator economy. We are creators. Or can be. Some of us create content, while some of us consume it. How many people do you know who don’t have a social media account?

Even my grandmother is on YouTube.

But all of us have the opportunity to create. The new economy is permissionless. Meaning you don’t need anyone’s permission to be a creator on the internet. You don’t need permission to record a podcast, write a piece of code to build the next app…


Four steps to a lucrative habit.

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A quarter of 2021 is over. Are you where you imagined you would be at this time of year in your writing career? Have you established a habit, found your routine? Written every day?

No.

There’s still time. It’s never too late.

You have 284 days left of 2021.

The problem with goals and why I don’t make resolutions arbitrarily at the end of each year is that “new goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do.” — James Clear.

The reason it doesn’t work to only state your goals aloud like, I’ll lose twenty pounds or I’ll create a…


All successful writers follow these.

By HBRH

Each writer is unique. We come to writing and developing a habit by our own design based on our individual personalities. Through lots of practice, trial and error, we hone in on the creative process that works for each of us. That being said, there are three pieces of advice writers often give. They are common because they are true and achieve results.

If you want to be a writer, start with these three commandments on writing first.

One — Write Regularly.

Haruki Murakami: “The repetition itself becomes the important thing.”

Most writers advise writing every day (although, when I give this advice, I…


Ignore it by having a plan instead.

By DimaBerlin

A creative creates art.

Like writing.

Or painting, drawing, bedazzling, creating a business plan, baking, or developing code for the next Shopify-like business.

The writing process is personal. Every writer or artist has a unique way of getting to their craft — finding it from within their soul, accessing it, producing it. There is no one-size-fits-all. Some use habits, some momentum, and some pure grit.

An article from the LA Times a few years ago interviewed five screenwriters about their routine. Three of them wrote from their cars. One of them wrote from their car while it was moving.

Whatever…


Sharing my rookie mistakes, so you don’t make them too.

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I’m a content creator. Writing on Medium for over a year and a half. This is a great place to be a writer. Creators can build an audience quickly with quality writing, like I have, with no professional experience, using consistent publishing and staying true to your voice as a writer.

But still,

I’m learning.

Which is a good thing.

Because I get to pass those lessons on to you. So, if you’re new here, you can learn these things faster than I did.

The number one thing you need for success.

Let’s quickly talk about how to be successful here. And it isn’t easy to do —…


In five steps.

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So you’d like a writing career, eh? It sounds fun. Right? Just post a few articles on Medium a couple of times a week, and you could be making up to 10K a month while fulfilling your dreams of being a writer. You see visions of yourself sipping espresso in a café, dressed head to toe in black with a copy of Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning next to you while you ponder the larger questions of life and put the answers into coherent sentences for your audience so they know them too.

The reality is, it is…


Sometimes we have to rearrange our lives to make our dreams come true.

By Dean Drobot

Since keeping a journal as a child, I’ve considered myself a writer, long before being paid a dime. But not until I made an income from my work did I take a closer look at some things in my life that were holding me back from greater success.

I knew I had to make some changes and even give up some habits to gain the kind of success I want to see from my efforts.

Here are Seven

1. Ego

Rejection doesn’t feel good. It is a hit to our self-esteem. We tend to take it personally, so we do anything to avoid rejection. Even…


When you’re able to stare resistance in the face each morning and sit down to write anyway.

By sebra

Somerset Maugham was asked if he wrote on a schedule or only when inspiration struck. He answered, “I write only when inspiration strikes,” he replied. “Fortunately, it strikes every morning at 9:00 o’clock sharp.”

That’s a pro.

“Maugham reckoned another, deeper truth: that by performing the mundane physical act of sitting down and starting to work, he set in motion a mysterious but infallible sequence of events that would produce inspiration, as surely as if the goddess had synchronized her watch with his.” — Steven Pressfield

While the professional may write for love, the amateur writes for fun and waits…

The Write Path

On Writing and Ideas

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