Success on Medium: The Shortest Guide You’ll Ever Read

There’s one big secret, which you already know.

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There are all kinds of writers and all kinds of methods, and any method that helps you to say what you want to say is the right method for you.

Lesson #1: Read

If you want to be a writer, you have to do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things… no shortcut.

Lesson #2: Figure out what you want to do

To teach is a necessity, to delight is a beauty, to persuade is a triumph.

— St. Augustine

You have to be so good at what you do, you expertly capture other people’s attention, and keep it…Your only job is to leave people in awe.

— Brianna Wiest

Whatever haunts you (other than your current divorce) often makes the best subject.

— Mary Karr

Lesson #3: Publish once a day.

Lesson #4: Don’t complain. Ever.

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