Medium is less and less a place for writing and more and more a place for writing about how to write. Most people who spend their time reading about how to write never seem to get around to writing themselves. They want someone to show them how to succeed so they don’t have to risk failure. Writers risk failure every time they share their work. That’s part of the job. No amount of listicles or how-to articles can help someone who is afraid to fail. And yet these abound on Medium. Perhaps that is consistent with Medium’s obviously preferred demographic, but it is still a waste of time and space.

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