David Perell

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"The Writing Guy". He tweet about business, online learning, and Internet writing.

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Try to sound smart and your writing won’t be clear. Try to write clearly and you will sound smart. Write to express, not to impress.

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My philosophy of writing: • Write every day. • Write in public to improve the quality of your thinking. • Write for clarity, not to impress people. • Write about your curiosities. You don’t need to be an expert. • Write for the most intelligent person you know.

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If you don’t think you’re a good writer, I have three recommendations for you: 1) Write for clarity, not to impress people. 2) Start taking notes: Writing is easier when you save your ideas. 3) Nail the basics: Shorten your sentences and write like you’re talking to a friend.

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Write for clarity, not to impress people. The quality of your writing will skyrocket once you stop trying to sound smart.

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The biggest mistake new Internet writers is writing about what they think other people want to read instead of following their obsessions

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Right now, it’s a status symbol to have tons of people work for you. But people are gonna start bragging about how *few* employees they have. Freedom is status.

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