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Online Writing Inspiration

Online Writing Inspiration

I enrolled for an online course on writing organized by Tiago Forte and David Perell, which is starting from tomorrow. I will definitely write a detailed post on what I am trying to learn from this course and why I feel this is the right time (as opposed to my strategy of focussing on distribution rather the focusing to improve the content in an earlier post). 

As part of the preparation for the course which is happening for the next 30 days, I wanted to take stock of the people who have influenced me. More accurately, whom I really want to be (in the future, if possible, blah blah qualifiers included 😊).

This was a tricky task because as an infovore, I read a lot. (It is another story that I store, rather hoard, a lot of articles in Instapaper queues and Kindle books which never will get empty 😜). I took a look at my Twitter following and categorized them based on the following criteria:

  • They should have written a long-form article (more than 500 words), I have really enjoyed reading. (Mandatory)

  • I would have read at least 4 long-form articles of them in the past 3 years. (Mandatory)

  • They are not professional writers or journalists (Flexible)

The actual list and on what topic I really like about them is here in my Evernote. (As the next step, I will narrow down the list to be precise as well as diverse for inspiration.)

Here is the list of people that I have collected (only the names as I could not copy a table from Evernote into 200WaD. For the detailed list, check here):

  1. Alex Danco

  2. Ben Thompson

  3. Mike Dariano

  4. Tren Griffin

  5. John Cutler

  6. Morgan Housel

  7. Andrew Chen

  8. Brian Balfour

  9. Rob Fitzpatrick

  10. Taylor Pearson

  11. Scott Young

  12. Ellen Chisa

  13. Erik Torenberg

  14. Michael Pollan

  15. Tyler Cowen

  16. Steven Johnson

  17. Julie Zhuo

  18. Justin Jackson

  19. Kevin Kwok

  20. Eugene Wei

  21. DHH & Jason Fried

  22. Kevin Kelly

  23. Chris Dixon

  24. Ben Evans

  25. Mark Suster

  26. Kara Swisher

  27. Steven Sinofsky

  28. Gabriel Weinburg

  29. Jana Vembunarayan

  30. Paul Graham

  31. Vishal Khandelwal

  32. Karin Taliga

  33. Tim Urban

  34. Samanth Subramanian

  35. Hiten Shah

  36. Tiago Forte

  37. David Perell

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