Advice column

On moving away from measures, writing for oneself, and valuing words as enough
On using Substack as an intellectual proving ground, the secrets of writers from the Middle Ages, and where to look when you are creatively stuck
On building confidence and credibility, and asking for help, while producing thought-provoking independent work
On taking the “glass-bottom-boat approach” in first-person writing to interpret painful stories for your readers
On following one playbook for a writer that can make the most sense: a lifeline
On taking control of what you share and finding a format and tone which feels comfortable, from Lucy Webster of The View from Down Here
Seasoned newsletter writer and food fellow Scott Hines reflects on a career in internet writing, sharing his advice on connecting with readers and how…
Dear Writer: Advice on bringing your unique skills togetherRobert Reich had been drawing since a young age, but it wasn't until he started combining writing and illustrations on Substack, that he found a…
Dear Writer: Advice on writing through isolationHelena Fitzgerald of Griefbacon shares advice on where solitude fuels productivity and avoiding loneliness
Dear writer: Advice on preserving your energyOn respecting your energy needs so creativity can thrive, from Emma Gannon of The Hyphen.
Dear Writer: Advice on conducting a great interviewOn learning to listen, from Alicia Kennedy of From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy Podcast.
Dear Writer: Advice on creating trust with your readersWe asked Kate Lindsay, co-author of Embedded, to share some writer-to-writer advice about creating trust with your readers.