Writers, stop settling for less than what you deserve.

Don't settle for less. Artists and creators deserve the best. It's time we demand what our work is worth.

Hello, my writer friend.

Don’t you think it’s time we writers stopped writing for peanuts and demanded what our work is truly worth?

For those of you who write on Medium, you must be frustrated with how the views are down and how no matter how consistent you are, your new articles barely get any traction.

This doesn’t reflect on your writing. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Ev Williams, the CEO of Medium, recently announced some big changes on the platform that are probably behind the low views you’re getting. To navigate this new relational model of Medium and to get the most out of your writing, I talked to Coach Tony, the founder of Better Humans, Better Marketing, Better Programming, and one of the earliest users of Medium and Twitter.

In the video, I asked him questions about:

1. What is meant by writing on Medium "with a book in mind"?
2. How to find your writing voice?
3. How to use Medium as the launching board for the rest of your career?
4. How to establish yourself as an expert to get gigs outside Medium.

And his amazing trick of how one can write once, make money twice. Watch it and let me know your thoughts.

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Coach Tony talks about why writers shouldn’t focus on the few hundred dollars they can make each month by writing on Medium. Rather, they should use it as a launching board to get better and more high-paying clients.

Yes, it’s time we creatives stopped selling ourselves short and established our brand as writers.

It’s time we stopped settling for less.

Here’s an article I really enjoyed this week

One Question Writers Shouldn’t Ask: Is this your excuse for not writing? by Shreya Badonia.

It resonates with something I firmly believe as a writer - you shouldn’t start by writing about what you think needs to be written, and focus on what you want to write.

In other news, here are some of my recently published posts. Feel free to go through them and let me know your thoughts.

3 Most Magical Books to Read if You Loved Percy Jackson

The Book That Turned Me Into A Lifelong Reader

3 Common Mistakes Most New Writers Make

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That’s all from my end today. I’ll see you again next week. Till then, stay strong. Keep smiling and be awesome.

With love,