1. If you’re a new writer, focus on white space
The less experienced you’re with writing, the more white space you’ll need. Section breaks, paragraphs, and subtitles help you deliver your message.
Reserve your longer paragraphs for the time you found your writing voice.
2. Publish 100 articles before you expect anything
A writing career isn’t linear. In the beginning, while you’re learning the craft, don’t expect to earn anything. As with everything in life, there’s no such thing as an overnight success.
3. The only way to improve your writing is by writing
While consuming is all about reading and learning, creating is the process of putting words on paper.
Tracking helps me to find a balance between learning and writing.
4. Writing quality will improve with writing quantity
Instead of editing yourself a fourth time, focus on producing more content.
As an economist, I’d label it as the diminishing return of editing: The longer you edit one article, the later you start a new one.
5. Build a daily writing/creating habit
6. Always ask, “What’s in it for my readers?”
One should never write without your readers in mind.
Here are some helpful questions, both from my mentor and the medium curation guidelines: What’s in it for your readers? Is your piece written for the reader? Does this add value for the reader? What do you want your readers to take away? Which feelings do you aim to provoke?
7. Headlines make or break your stories success
If your headline doesn’t spark your readers’ interest, they won’t bother to read the first lines of your well-crafted introduction.
8. Check headlines, instead of your stats
instead of reviewing your cents trickling down, use your time wisely and study successful writer’s headline
9. Combine logical with emotional writing
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