What a NYT bestselling author can teach you about writing

No one knows the art of storytelling better than ‘The Alchemist’ author Paulo Coelho. Use his tips as inspiration for your next blog post or article.

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Coelho’s book “The Alchemist ” is a life changing experience for anyone I know who has read it (including me).

In the midst of finishing my presentation and putting the last edits together on my second book, the timing was perfect to listen to the podcast.

If you aspire to write anything from a book to a great blog post, I guarantee some of Coelho’s tips below will help. Here are some “tweet-worthy” quotes that I wrote down from the podcast:

On inspiration: “I procrastinate, check some emails … then I start. I write my books very quickly because I cannot stop.”

On confidence: “You cannot sell your next book by underrating your book that was just published. Be proud of what you have.”

On simplicity: “What counts in a good story is the person inside. Keep it simple.”

On trust: “Trust your reader. Don’t try to describe things. Give a hint and they will fulfill this hint with their own imagination.”

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