How I Increased the Medium Read Ratio Without Changing the Story
I recently published a story in P.S. I Love You, originally entitled How to Be Powerful in Relationship, and was then surprised to discover that, even though it was getting a lot of views, it was…
How I Write Stories That Go Viral
My articles have been in the top-twenty on Medium multiple times, and I have been a Top Writer in Relationships, Health, Productivity, and Start-Ups. So far, I have written three articles that have…
The Biggest Secret of Great Writers
Writing that people love, and that they share with others, has several distinguishing characteristics. Great writing is not only free from errors but also pleasurable to read. The information flows…
Why I Write
I’m usually awake by 6 am every day. Today I got up at 5 am. I meditate, spend some time with my wife, and then I write. My first real task each morning is to write, and I write for between one and…
Medium produces audio versions of my articles. What’s that like?
Medium just released the audio version of What Standup Comedy Taught Me About Public Speaking and Life. This is the third time that one of my articles has been recorded and released by Medium. Last…
How to Create Outstanding Titles
I used to get upset when people complimented me for my titles, mostly because I spent so much time and effort on generating high quality content, and not on creating the titles. “It’s not about the…
Why I’ve Started Unfriending and Blocking People
I used to pride myself for never unfriending anyone on Facebook. I just wouldn’t do it. I wanted to show that I would reject no one, that I was perfectly inclusive. When things got really out of…
Great Writers Preserve the Cognitive Resources of Their Readers
Recently, a friend messaged me, asking me to review something he had written and then give him some feedback. When I started reading his writing, I quickly started to feel disoriented and…
It Doesn’t Matter How Many Followers I Have
I have recently started sharing more on Instagram. I have noticed that when I include tags, people follow me. Soon, however, those people unfollow me again. I imagine that it’s because I didn’t…
Everything You Need to Know About Grammar in Six Minutes
I left school at sixteen and entered technical college, the place where I learned to solder components, weld joints, and do calculus (go figure). Then I went to university and studied engineering so…
Grammarly Doesn’t Understand Me Anymore
According to Wikipedia, “Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform developed by Grammarly, Inc.” It’s a pretty amazing tool for detecting errors in…
How I Became a Writer
I’ve been writing publicly for around 13.5 years, and I decided that it’s time to take stock of where I’m at and how I got here. It was during the Summer of 2005 that I first started publishing…
My Click-Bait Titles Serve a Deeper Purpose
Every now and then, someone tells me that my titles are click-baity. It’s hard not to hear this as a criticism, but I have to admit that they really are. I’ve honed my skill at making click-baity…
How I Write Every Day While Working Full-Time
A while back, a person that I was coaching revealed that he thought that I was a full-time writer. Then yesterday, a friend at work asked me how I was able to write so much while working full-time…
How I Write with Authority
It seems that I write about things with a lot of authority, like I know what I’m talking about, like I’m confident. In truth, I am not confident at all. In truth, I am one of the most unconfident…