Whatever you do, don’t write about the “process.”

Great advice here, especially about getting a regular job, especially a job where you write for a living. Nothing makes a good writer quite like actually doing it.

Write about what it’s like to be curious.

“I liked your story,” one boy begins, “except you’re not supposed to write about writing.”
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But people buy memoirs and biographies about writers by the boatload.

Oh and thanks for posting this so a bunch of teenagers could come here to type about how not all teenagers are bad writers and how awesome their work is (espically when they didn’t even use somewhat proper english).

Write about what it’s like to be lonely.

However, I’m still not sure that starting an article for teenage writers by telling them that their work is categorically and undeniably crummy was a good idea; I think a lot of teens who actually serious about their craft struggle less with conceit and more with lack of belief in themselves.

One girl says, “If you write about writing then they’ll just think you’re in love with yourself.”
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Write about the things that are whispering in your ear, that seem strange, or that seem off, somehow. Write about the things you’re not sure if you should say. Tell the stories you haven’t told yet. Say it anyway.Write about how Fast Company talks about yet never seems to stop posting on the damn internet. I feel like I’m drowning in Fast Company Facebook Posts. It’s like FastBook, except it’s going too fast for me and I want to slow down. Maybe Fast Company can take a digital sabbatical and save the rest of us a day. .Write about how the New York Times keeps writing about how we should , , and that — and yet what if the people who write the pieces are still living sugar-filled, caffeinated, stationary lives? What does it take to actually enact habit change, or motivate change?There are few things that I find more boring than writers writing about writing.* Say what you will, but I’m of the opinion that there aren’t a shitload of scribes who have earned their place in the canon to write about the craft itself and as far as I’ve searched, they’re not writing about it on Medium.

31. The Professor: Write about a teacher that has influenced you.

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35. War and Peace: Write about a recent conflict.

Everyone procrastinates. We put things off because we don’t want to do them, or because we have too many other things on our plates. Putting things off—big or small—is part of being human. If you are reading this handout, however, it is likely that your procrastination is troubling you. You suspect that you could be a much better writer if only you didn’t put off writing projects until the last minute. You find that just when you have really gotten going on a paper, it’s time to turn it in; so, you never really have time to revise or proofread carefully. You love the rush of adrenalin you get when you finish a paper ten minutes before it’s due, but you (and your body) are getting tired of pulling all-nighters. You feel okay about procrastinating while in college, but you worry that this habit will follow you into your working life.

38. Fire-starters: Write about building a fire.

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