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):
DHH & Jason Fried