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On the Medium Writers Challenge complaints out there

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Possibly this won’t be popular.

Do I care? The answer is in front of you.

Fine. Now, do you care? I don’t think so. No one cares about what I’m about to say — a point in my favor.

Anyway, maybe you wonder who this guy is? Andrea who? …

Why it’s the best moment to write on Medium

It’s Just to Overthrow a Status Quo When It Becomes a Privilege
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It seems there’s a leak in the pipe.

Top Writers — a definition meaningful only within this platform’s boundaries — are flooding out. As they are brilliant at manipulating words and concepts, their respective exits are nothing less than dramatic.

I already wrote that I don’t buy it as it…

Thoughts on writer types

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Few claps this time. Otherwise, it seems I'm clapping at myself.

Thanks for reading me, Isak, and above all, for being genuinely supportive during the past year and a half.If my English has bettered and I can express myself decently, using words clear enough, at most, it's thanks to your…

On making some sense of your life through writing

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I remember the exact moment when the power of words struck me for the first time, like a sudden punch in my relaxed stomach. I felt real fear, there, hidden together with the Hobbits while the Nazgul sniffed the air.

I had always been an imaginative boy, but I had…

What I learned from the first (and last) gurus’ writing course I did

When Pigs Tell You It’s Wonderful to Be Covered in Mud
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Looking back at my most recent articles, it seems my Pandora’s box opened. I cannot blame myself. I put in effort and open-mindedness, but it wasn’t enough. They didn’t convince me, my apologies. Not one of them convinced me about their excessive praise for writing secrets.

Eventually, it’s a no-go…

But it also guards the truth about yourself

The past Is Fraught with Danger
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If you walked once through the deadly swamp of depression, you know what its murky waters hide. From below the surface, the dead have stared at you with their mouths open. Startled, you reached out to the few living trapped there. …

When the dots can’t fly, democracy is an empty word, and human rights are privileges, it means you are falling

We Are in Full Decline and Gaining Speed
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Children are our miracle. The only one.

When I think of the extraordinary things our species can do, I cannot ignore the infinite sequences of facts that belittle our genius.

I don’t think he who destroys more than what he creates is a genius.

It’s a plague.

Connect the dots

The signs are…

Everyone has their way of explaining life. Some rely on technology, some idolize self-help, and some ask themselves questions to seek inner answers

A Way to Explore the Meaning of Life
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Writers love “why you write” questions to distraction. Unfortunately, they never manage to fully answer because there’s always too much to consider.

How do you define something that’s becoming? Writing changes because the source from which it springs, the writer, is subject to change. It’s like a shadow that follows…

If the consequences weigh on you, the choice must be yours

What If No One Will Ever Notice
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In life, you choose, in one way or another, sooner or later. You can’t avoid it. And it’s true that you often imagine the choices as a fork: either here or there. The end. Simple, very simple indeed. …

If you aim for the market and aspire to make a living from your novels, being it your will to sign a contract with a traditional publisher or self-publish, your fiction’s pace is a crucial factor you need to keep in mind

The Pace of Fiction in 2021
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Americans call it “fast-paced.” The alleged novel’s merit is often found already on the cover, in the blurb.

Have you ever wondered why? I’m sure you know the answer: today’s readers expect prose to go straight to the point, from the first to the last page.

While many aspiring writers…

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