How I became a top writer on @Medium, and you could too.

  1. Try and write cinematically.
  2. Try and make the writing accessible.
  3. Try and insert myself in the texts where I think it will bring value, or otherwise find someone who’s a fit.
  4. Add external context, knowledge that may have value for the reader. For me this often comes in the shape of historical texts. Take Charles Mackay’s wonderful book called Extraordinary Popular Delusions, which shows for instance populism and people’s irrational behaviour has a long tail
  5. Keep it simple following the rules of Jakob Nielsen; sometimes I get carried away.
  6. Keep writing, and writing, and writing…and editing and re-editing.
  7. Read and enjoy others.
  8. Claim a time when you’re at your most active as a writer.
  9. Never lose sight that whilst application and mindset are important, you can only be who you are, until you collide with new ideas that may influence your new self.
  10. Be honest, truthful and authentic. It’s never finished



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Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah

Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah


Top Writer & Creative Technologist, Int. Award Winner. Cinemajournalist. Cardiff Uni @jomec. PhD (Dublin). Visiting Prof UBC, Ex BBC/C4News. Apple profiled.