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The biggest mistake writers make

This won't sit well with everyone, but here goes: Most new writers are like Chandler Bing in the early episodes of Friends: hopeless awkward and desperate for love Well, maybe we're not exactly like Chandler, but there are many similarities: When you start to write online, you're a little confused because there's so much to learn and do. There are so many platforms, strategies, and so much advice from numerous experts that you don't know where to start and what to do. And when you try to pay...

7 days ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, if you're anything like me, you regularly come across content, ideas, and statements that make you go like this: I recently wrapped up a wonderful live cohort of my signature program Medium Writing Academy and one of the questions we discussed several times was how to decide what to include in an article on Medium and what to leave out. When you write articles or blog posts, you don't have infinite space because readers won't spend a lot of time on your content if you don't get to...

11 days ago • 2 min read
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Hey Reader, If you've been learning about content creation, writing, marketing, or entrepreneurship for a while, you'll know that storytelling matters. Compared to stats, data, and facts, stories stick. Our ancestors used stories to pass on knowledge, and it's no wonder they're still the most effective way to learn, communicate, and fascinate. The problem is that telling memorable stories is hard because most of us overthink, don't know where to start, and have no idea how to tell a story...

21 days ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, I'm celebrating my 27th birthday today, but unlike most of my creator friends, I won't offer a 27% birthday discount on all my courses to "celebrate with you." 😅 Instead, I want to share something I've been thinking about a lot lately: I spent most of my life trying to fit into certain boxes. 📦 Here's an example: I've been going to the gym since I was 15 years old - more or less. Sometimes, I'm excited for a workout. Most of the time, I just get it done because burning calories...

29 days ago • 3 min read

Hey Reader, I was born in May so it's always been a special month for me but the older I get, the more I learn to celebrate me because I realize that life's too short to be busy, grumpy, envious, or resentful. But this month is also special because we recently kicked off a live cohort of my signature program, Medium Writing Academy, and we have tons of exciting live events scheduled! It's been an absolute pleasure to meet dozens of talented and curious writers in our first calls and receive...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Want to know how you can share your message with millions of people by writing online in 2024? Write on Linkedin & Twitter/X (?!) Do dancing videos on TikTok/Instagram Offer ridiculously cheap writing services on platforms like Fiverr Write whatever you want And publish your unpolished work every day Voilà - that's your path to.. a disaster. 😅 Seriously: It breaks my heart to see writers and creators wasting their time on ridiculous strategies and platforms every single day. Here's the truth...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Let's be honest for a minute: How much time do you waste doing things that don't move you forward? What I mean by "moving forward" is getting you closer to the life you want. 🛜 How much time do you waste on social media? 😩 How much time do you waste worrying about what others might think? 🤷 Or how much time do you waste "engaging" with other writers and creators because someone told you that's how you'll grow your audience? The problem with those activities 👆 (and many more) is...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, This email is all about helping you grow your audience and income by becoming a better, more effective writer, and I'll start by sharing a brand-new video that I just released: WATCH: 10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Writing In this video, I talk about things like: 🤔 What "great" writing really is 🙁 Why "creating value" isn't enough 🥴 How you SHOULDN'T use editing tools And much more! >>> Watch the full video now & share your thoughts or questions as a comment. 💡 My #1 Tip as a...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Can you believe the first three months of the year are already over?! I'm spending the Easter break with friends & family but I did my quarterly reflection before heading off, and boy, a lot has happened over those past three months! 🚘 I got my driver's license! 🇨🇾 I visited Cyprus & connected with brilliant entrepreneurs who live there. 🚴 I went to my first spinning classes and loved it. 🧑💻 We silently launched our first real website. 🔵 We took our private membership from...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Quick question: Did you ever feel like you're too late? Too late to start to write online. Too late to build your own business. Too late to get in shape. Too late to fix certain relationships. Sound familiar? I spent way too much of my time worrying about being too late instead of just moving forward and embracing opportunities. When I started to write on Medium back in 2018, I thought I was too late to the online writing game. I saw all those writers with massive audiences and...

3 months ago • 2 min read
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