Career success comes from consistency, but this restricts creative freedom

Many people view an author as a brand. Readers expect a thematic consistency throughout a writer’s works. It is an expectation that is applied by consumers to all creators. It is a natural occurrence: When we have thoroughly enjoyed one work, and we return to the source, looking for more…

An exploration of the role of ego and narcissism in writing

Writers suffer from an odd sense of shame. Many couch their efforts behind a subtle disclaimer by calling themselves “aspiring writers,” as if they’re not writers until they’re bestsellers, signed to a publishing deal, or featured in the New York Times — as if they were not writers since the…

It takes some degree of skill to recognize skill

I’ve often found myself stumped as to why certain things become popular while others don’t, especially when a lot of the productions that seem to be of the highest quality end up relegated to a position on the fringe. Every day I come across stunningly beautiful songs, and they don’t…

The blank page is such a simple thing, but it has helped me heal in profound and surprising ways.

I’ve always been drawn to writing about the things that hurt me, but I had never before sat down and contemplated why exactly that is. What I’ve found is that writing allows you to express yourself in a place entirely in your control and completely free from repercussions. It also…

Martin Vidal

I put the “me” in Medium. • Author of “The Ambition Handbook: A Guide for Ambitious Persons” • Website: martinvidal.co • Instagram: @martinvidalofficial

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