Let go of the need for complexity and criticism.

A spiral-bound notebook of white paper open to a blank page, with a sharpened wooden pencil laying atop it.
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It seems everywhere you look on Medium these days, there’s some new variation of article with a title like: “Follow these X steps and make Y dollars”, or “The definitive guide to writing for a living” and similar. On the one hand, I think that’s wonderful that people have found success by following some path that worked for them, and I wish them, and others, continued success…