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How to Become a Great Writer (in 85 Words)

Publish with mistakes

What you need to do:

  1. Write
  2. Read
  3. Publish
  4. Give feedback
  5. Get feedback
  6. Produce lots of bad writing
  7. Trust your writing
  8. Like writing
  9. Study the greats
  10. Know who you’re writing for
  11. Know what you’re writing for
  12. Have the courage to be disliked 
  13. Kill perfectionism
  14. Use language appropriately
  15. Have something interesting to say
  16. Experiment
  17. Tell stories that resonate
  18. Be kind to the reader

And believe you can be one.

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