Writing a lot won’t make you a better writer.

If it did everybody who answers 100 emails per day would write like Hemmingway.

If you want to improve your writing, listen to critical feedback, read great books, and spend a lot of time *re-writing* your sentences.
The importance of re-writing is a subtle point, but it’s stuck with me ever since @vgr wrote about it a couple years ago.

Editing isn’t usually fun, but it’s how you improve as a writer.
Saying that writing a lot makes you a good writer is like saying that talking a lot makes you a good public speaker.

It seems true, but it’s not.

Public speakers don’t just talk. They hire coaches, watch themselves on video, and frequently perform in front of an audience.
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