New writers need to ignore both the self help gurus and the people who add nothing by ranting about it. Just because these kind of articles get hundreds or thousands of little green hearts doesn’t mean they contain one iota of real heart.

You need to write from the heart. The technique, craft, and choice of subjects will all flow from that starting point.

A group of us support new writers. Check out some of the new, unknown writers I’ve recommended here:

If you want to have some fun while learning about writing and the illusion of “popular” writing at Medium, read this:

Finally, if you want to improve as a writer, do the work. Go here and commit to a daily regimen:

Check out my friends JoJo Magno and A McEnnis and talk to them about your fears and frustrations. They have been there.

Good luck in your journey!

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