It’s faster than “writing every day.” And arguably even more productive.
And even though I’m a big believer in writing sprints, this isn’t it either.
What am I talking about?
I first heard about this idea from James Altucher and was unconvinced that it would work…
But it focused my output without even having to write every day.
You may know where I’m going with this…
Write down 10 ideas for Medium articles per day.
Simple right, but this is the rub…
It’s harder than it looks.
It’s harder than it looks because you must come up with the ideas…
The most impactful stories aren’t necessarily long. Instead, good stories are simple.
Think about how each phrase or word is substantial and serves a purpose.
To simplify your article or story, think about:
Lo-fi music has been the rage for the past few years, and it’s gained a reputation as a reliable study aid, another must-have like a Moleskine notebook and a cup of coffee.
One of the most popular YouTube channels is by Lo-Fi Girl (formerly ChilledCow) who streams lo-fi beats 24/7. You can recognize it by the anime-ish girl lying on her bed, studying.
But if you’re looking to break beyond those tried and true favorites, check out these playlists below to focus and concentrate on your writing.
I like this one for creation mode. There’s a lot here to…
I remember the first time I got paid for writing something.
It was a small review in the back of a music magazine, that was printed at the time.
They sent me a check.
Yes, I would have done it for free. But I didn’t have to. I had $25.
My wife and I immediately went to a restaurant and spent more than $25 to celebrate. We “lost” money, but she was proud of me and I was proud of myself.
I had been paid to write.
I have not made $1 million from writing.
Fact is, writing is…
The songwriter Chris Carrabba was sitting in his hotel room in Hawaii.
Chris was at the peak of his powers — his band Dashboard Confessional was on a world tour across Australia, Japan, and Hawaii. With a few days off between dates, the band booked time to go surfing.
Before heading out, Chris picked up his guitar, like he often does each morning and began to play.
What came out was Vindicated, a song that was released in 2006, but with more than 50 million plays on Spotify.
According to his interview on the Christie Gee podcast, he wrote…
When you’re building your content city, you can use your content to spin off other content.
Yes, there’s a flywheel effect. But there’s also something in creating where once you’re in the groove, flowstate, etc — it all becomes much easier.
How do you get there? How do you use some of your content and work to birth more and more? I’m not perfect at this by any means, but here are a few elements to creating your content wheel.
2. Show the finished work
3. Distribute the work (email list, social…
It’s Josh from Create Make Write.
3 posts for you:
If a story seems simple — then it’s a good story. It takes work to get it there.
2. How to create a content city.
I mentioned this story last week, but I added on to it after initially publishing. Point is — your content isn’t just one article, it’s building towards something bigger.
3. Hurricane Katrina — 16 years later
After all the talk about Hurricane Ida following a similar path as Katrina, I dug up my post about my experience with Hurricane Katrina.
It was published on Human Parts in Medium several years ago.
Keep making —
Josh @ Create Make Write
A few years ago, I bought a skateboard. I had never skateboarded before but it was something I always wanted to try.
I stood on it on my street. I crouched. I leaned. I twisted. I could do a few turns. Then I found a hill in my neighborhood and tried to go down it.
I fell, hard.
I didn’t break anything, but neighbors came out their front door asking if I was okay.
A skateboard looks simple. At its core, it’s four small wheels and a piece of wood.
There is no motor.
There are no handles.