Sometimes, when I read an article that keeps my attention ‘til the end, I’m left wondering how the writer crafted such a fine structure of words.
But I’m usually too lazy to analyze people’s work for clues. So I just read up on their advice. I’ve heard it all many times over and at this point, I just look at these guides as reminders.
But recently, a certain somebody wrote a piece that made me look at writing in a different way.
Allow me to mention David B. Clear. …
I was listening to the song Get Busy by Sean Paul when the idea hit me.
For those that are familiar with Sean’s music, you would know how difficult it is to understand what he’s saying. Even if you looked up the lyrics, you’d still probably find it hard to make sense of it all.
But it didn’t matter. The flow and the beat was enough to get you moving.
So today, I want to see if I can channel Sean’s style of English, and use it to deliver self-help advice in a way that is new.
Prepare to be…
There’s a problem I often forget when I’m learning how to improve as a writer. A problem that I’m sure you face as well. Especially if you’re new to this field.
Yes, I’m talking about the problem of reading too many tutorials or guides on how to write.
As a newbie, it would make sense to learn from the experts. It would make sense to take their wisdom into consideration. After all, they are where you want to be right?
There’s a chance that you might have come across an article like this one before. Because just like me, you’ve…
Sitting on my laptop screen was a blank document where my next story needed to appear. The emptiness of the page was staring me down with a look of domination.
“That’s right. You just keep looking at me with terrified eyes, young man.”
And that’s exactly what I did. For the past 15 minutes.
But then my eyes gazed over to the chocolate bar lying on my right.
“Alright, if I write one paragraph, I get a piece.”
It worked. The words began to make themselves known. And before I knew it, a paragraph found a home within this document.
If you’ve been around the platform for a while, you’d likely know that this place is filled with self-help articles.
A lot of people find it annoying. And I can agree. There are piles of content in this industry that’s pretty cliche.
But I think it’s kind of funny to say that because I still find myself reading these types of articles til the end. Articles like this one where Ryan Fan preaches about not giving up.
“Not giving up” is a piece of advice I know better than the back of my hand. So why did I click on…
I’ve been unemployed for two years.
Just like anyone else, I want to be an independent adult who can sustain himself financially.
But for the past two years, something’s been holding me back: Fear.
Right now, I see two choices. I can either go get a job or I can make a serious effort at building my business.
But both choices scare me.
I’m afraid of getting a job because of all the horror stories I’ve heard from friends about mean coworkers, condescending managers, and/or power-hungry bosses.
I’ve been trying to build a business from writing. But I’m not consistently…
When I decided that I wanted to make a living as a content creator, I read up on some advice from those who were pros in this field. Just about all of them said that working hard and being consistent is key.
But here’s the deal: I’m lazy and I find it hard to commit to things.
It’s especially tricky to be committed when everything you do only affects you. There’s no boss breathing down your neck, holding you accountable. It’s all on you to give yourself that pressure.
This is where history comes in. To give us hints on…