“Writing is easy…just tear your heart out.”

Cathy Goodwin
3 min readSep 22, 2023

Advice to “increase engagement” and “get more readers” can be cruel.

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“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” It’s not clear where this quote originated, but it’s been around for a while.

I’ve also lost count of the number of writers — on Medium and elsewhere — who share some variation of this maxim as a newly…

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Cathy Goodwin

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