This is not a blog on how to write better. This is a blog on how to be a better writer.
I’m fascinated with writing, but I’m not here to force writing advice upon you. Others are far more capable of that. Instead, I want to help you make a difference as a writer. My works revolve around one central question:
How can writers become and communicate the best version of themselves?
I research and write about:
- How to determine who you are as a writer
- How to write more without sacrificing quality
- How to improve your writing process
- How to master technology like a professional
- How to become the most respected writer in your field
If you want to be relevant as a writer, you need to answer these questions.
Who I write for
I write for people who write, especially nonfiction authors, journalists, academics, and thought leaders. I understand how difficult it is to balance complex information and delightful prose with looming deadlines and debilitating procrastination.
If you’re a writer who cares about the craft, who writes out of conviction, who starts every chapter of their life on a blank page—this is for you.
Why you can trust me on this
I’ve been a writer for over 20 years, and I’m the author of a best-selling nonfiction book that I maintained for six editions. I started writing for the public as a teenager when I was leading digital platforms. Since then, I’ve published articles on various topics, from time management to programming to business strategy to the arts.
I’m also an experienced consultant and developer. I started developing websites at the age of 12. And I’ve been advising clients about digital and business strategy, corporate communications, and branding ever since.
My bigger mission is to help people understand, be it as a writer or consultant. I’m determined to support other writers to get their works noticed so they can help people understand. That way, I hope to create a perpetual cycle that grows far bigger than what I could ever achieve by myself.
Knowledge is the currency of the 21st century. We have a duty as writers not only to make information accessible but also to strive to reach those who need our work the most. Let’s get started now.
If you care about writing (even if you don’t consider yourself a writer), I’d like to get to know you. Perhaps you’d like to discuss some ideas or need advice; I’m glad if I can help.
Here’s a list of topics I’m fascinated with—maybe you are, too:
- Writing clearly and concisely
- Publishing digital content
- Designing information so they become easily understandable
- Standing out and communicating your value as a writer
- Personal technology and automation
- Research and knowledge management
If you’re interested in connecting, email me at email@example.com. I answer all emails at least briefly—and typically within a few business days.
This website runs on WordPress. The design is a custom-made theme I developed to showcase my works and present them in the most comprehensible format possible. I use only two plugins, WP Super Cache and Yoast SEO, mostly to reduce overhead and security risks.
As I’m opposed to WordPress’ execrable block editor, I publish my writings in HTML. But to make my life easier, I write all my essays and books in Ulysses (an app made in Leipzig, Germany) using Markdown before exporting them to HTML.
The design of this website focuses on typography instead of overwhelming images. For the body text, I chose Georg Duffner’s extraordinary EB Garamond. To add subtle elegance, I use Christian Thalmann’s Cormorant Garamond for some headings. Several prominent elements and headings are set in Poppins, which was designed by Jonny Pinhorn. Code is set in IBM Plex Mono, made by Mike Abbink. And my logo is based on the brilliant Bressay, designed by Stuart Brown, Alex Blattmann, Matt Burvill, and Jonny Pinhorn.
I use icons on this website only intermittently, but all of them belong to the Phosphor Icons set created by Helena Zhang. I modified them slightly to fit my website’s aesthetics.