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La Creme de la Creme of Writing Advice

18 articles with writing advice

I curated a list of my favourite articles about writing. Thanks to a mix of content about copy, storytelling and fiction, the quality of your writing will never be the same again after you read all of this writing advice.

As a personal challenge, I tried to improve the headline and subtitle for each article.

Do let me know what you think.

  1. Paul Graham. Everything About Writing in 424 Words.
    Write to generate ideas; share to build on them. 
    http://www.paulgraham.com/writing44.html
  2. Scott Adams (Dilbert Blog). The 80/20 Principle of Good Writing.
    The basic rules to clear and persuasive writing
    https://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/06/the_day_you_bec.html
  3. Morgan Housel (Collaborative Fund) Less Is More: The Secret to Better Writing.
    Tell all you know and stop.
    https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/make-your-point-and-get-out-of-the-way/
  4. Jessie Van Breugel (The Brave Writer). Why You Should Start Writing Online.
    Tips and tricks to go from amateur to pro writer.
    https://medium.com/the-brave-writer/how-to-become-a-better-writer-even-if-you-just-started-out
  5. Bobby Powers (Writing Cooperative). Write Fiction Like Neil Gailman.
    Thirteen tips to enhance your writing and storytelling skills.
    https://writingcooperative.com/neil-gaimans-top-13-writing-tips-d78848fd85f0
  6. Julian Shapiro: The Guide that Will 10X Your Writing Skills.
    Better writing: from idea generation, first drafts, and reviewing to creating a writing habit.
    https://www.julian.com/guide/write/intro
  7. Paul Graham: Why Yoy Should Oly Write It If It’s Useful.
    Importance, novelty, correctness and strength: the key ingredients of successful essays.
    http://paulgraham.com/useful.html
  8. Khe Hy: Think Writing is Hard? Five obstacles debunked.
    Why you shouldn’t be afraid of sharing your writing online.
    https://ckarchive.com/b/p9ueh9hge88w?
  9. Harry (MarketingExamples): How to Write Better copy With Conversational Language.
    Fourteen tips to create a tighter connection with your audience.
     https://marketingexamples.com/copywriting/conversational/
  10. Roy Peter Clark (Poynter) How to Write Interesting Content.
    Fifty tips to write more powerful fiction and suck readers into your story. 
    https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2006/fifty-writing-tools-quick-list/
  11. Josh Spector (For the Interested): How To Grab Attention and Make Readers Act.
    Sharpen your editing process to make all your content powerful.
    https://medium.com/an-idea-for-you/13-ways-to-turn-the-next-thing-you-write-into-the-best-thing-youve-written-322005cfddc0
  12. Nivi (Venture Hacks): How to Write the Entrepreneurial Way.
    Sixteen tips to write like Buffett.
    https://venturehacks.com/writing
  13. Harry (Marketing Examples): Persuasive Copy Made Easy.
    Seventeen easy rules to writing copy that sells.
    https://marketingexamples.com/copywriting/tips
  14. Josh Spector: Forty One-liners Every Writer Agrees with.
    The truth about writing in tiny tips and applicable advice.
    https://joshspector.com/one-sentence-writing-tips/
  15. Jacob M. Appel (Writer’s Digest): How to Make Your Introductions Stand Out.
    Ten rules to write introductions that make your readers want more.
    https://www.writersdigest.com/improve-my-writing/10-ways-to-start-your-story-better
     
  16. Justin Mikolay: How to Make the Ideas bigger and the Word Count Smaller.
    Why you should write from left to right and edit from right to left.
    https://letter.substack.com/p/write-like-naval?
  17. Matt Maiale, Julian Shapiro (Demand Curve): How to Write Headlines Everyone Wants to Click.
    Why you should share your benefits and solutions form the start
    https://www.demandcurve.com/playbooks/above-the-fold#en08etaol1r9u2skfqqvi?
  18. Ann Handley: How to Write Better Even if You Think You’re Good at Writing.
    Nine rules by some of the greatest writers of all times.
    https://annhandley.com/9-qualities-of-good-writing
  19. Nat Eliason: The Writing For the Web Starter’s Guide.
    The 21 most practical writing lessons I’ve learned in the last 5 years.
    https://www.nateliason.com/blog/better-writer
  20. Kjell Vandevyvere: How to Edit Your Blog Posts in Four Steps.
    Your cheat sheet to successful editing.
    https://kjellvandevyvere.medium.com/four-steps-to-write-the-best-essay-youve-ever-written
  21. Emma Coats (via Aerogrammestudio): How to write a Story the Pixar Way.
    22 guidelines to write compelling stories everyone relates to.
    https://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/07/pixars-22-rules-of-storytelling/
  22. Neil Gaiman: How a World-class Writer Finds Ideas.
    A Guide to coming up with new and interesting perspectives for your stories.
    https://www.neilgaiman.com/Cool_Stuff/Essays/Essays_By_Neil/Where_do_you_get_your_ideas%253F
  23. Paulo Coelho: Twelve Writing Reflections from a Best-selling Author.
    Paulo Coelho’s key takeaways from his interview on the Tim Ferriss Show.
    https://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/02/16/how-i-write/
  24. Ryan Holiday: Seven Strategies to Make Writing a Book Easier.
    How to stop getting stuck halfway through and finish your book.
    https://ryanholiday.net/the-strategies-that-helped-me-write-3-books-in-3-years/

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