Your Writing is You’re Writing

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By Anthony Boyd

Every now and again I get fed up with seeing these obnoxious “how to” articles on how to write. It’s similar to the fitness industry dopes we put out cookie cutter programs that lack the specificity trainees need to reach their goal, it’s not for everyone.

Everyone is unique. When it comes to your writing, take into account that YOU ARE writing. Not the writing marketing guru who made $1,000 from their latest Medium article. Or your favorite author, or blogger.

All of these rules for writing will crush your spirit as a writer, especially if you’re writing with the express purpose to make money. Yes, you should be getting paid to write but you don’t have to.

I feel like people saw the opportunity to make money from their craft and decided to offer their integrity up for a few peanuts.

What about the craft?

What about the reason you got into writing in the first place?

My thing is this, find a balance. You can write your stories for you, for the craft. And if you have some other “thing” you’re good at, write about that in all of the marketing format you wish in order to sell whatever it is you wish to sell.

Include the call to actions at the end of the pieces, all the fancy spacing(because apparently single line paragraphs are the shit these days) and whatever else makes the piece marketable.

But at the end of the day, put the writing first.


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About Anthony Boyd

I go by the alias Anthony Boyd & this blog is my series of theses on philosophy, spirituality, physical expression of strength & human behavior through self-reflective spoken & written word. I’ve been a Union Delegate for 6 years. During this time I have developed countless leadership skills that I’ll be sharing with you all on this blog. Leadership is something I’ve develop through hours of research, strength training & personal application of growth strategies. I started this blog with the intention of disseminating the leadership & developments skills I’ve attained over the past 6 years as a leader because there is a huge need for male leadership. It has developed into a conduit for sharing these ideas in hopes that others can gain insight from them as well. Two things have always been constant in my three decades of life on Earth, my ability to express myself through the word & my unquenchable curiosity of everything around me. Combine that with my obsession with strength training, personal development & we have this blog. It is my hope that I can provide endless value, insight and perspective gained through experience as a leader to the readership I have developed here.

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