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Just rewrote from scratch and deployed Fiction Hub:


It is a publishing platform and a community for fiction writers and readers. I think it turned out really awesome, though it needs some feedback and beta testing.

I would really love it if you guys would look at it and let me know what you think.

Following internet marketing advice is awesome, but you need to balance it with your vision.

Because if you split test and optimize it for long enough, any web page will eventually turn into a photo of naked Natalie Dormer.

Sam Altman is one of my heroes now. What an incredibly smart, clear headed, eloquent, inspiring person.

Two amazing insightful interviews:

I'm so happy to live in this world and be a part of startup culture. Future is going to be amazing, and I want to be a part of it so fucking hard.

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Hey, aspiring fiction writers! Come check out my new newsletter:


Writing City is a newsletter where I'll share awesome advice and best learning resources for Fiction and Screen Writers.

If you're just getting started on your writing journey - I'm sure it will be very useful to you!


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Wrote a complete tutorial on writing fiction with Nulis.

Step by step Story Writing process:
Using Nulis and /r/WritingPrompts to overcome writer’s block,
write fiction daily, have fun, and rapidly improve your skills



Created a story template:


Wrote an article on how to use it to get better at writing:


And wrote about the fundamentals of the story structure:


This is by far the coolest thing I have ever done in my life.

Nulis + this framework = culmination of everything I have learned in the past 3 years.

Aspiring writers - come read it and let me know what you think!

Also - come check out:


It is a list of the top /r/WritingPrompts authors and their best stories.

It's one of my old projects that I've updated because I think it's awesome, and will be interesting/useful to Nulis users.

It also contains a weekly leaderboard - because writing is even more fun when you can compete with other writers and use it as extra feedback on your progress =)

Added some awesome features to Nulis, really proud of those!

- There's now a github-like calendar of your daily wordcount and a writing streak, allowing you to track your progress and develop good writing habits.

- There's a pretty cool tool for browsing writing prompts - nulis.io/prompts, it is not a part of the Nulis app, but is super useful for my fiction writing process.

- And also you can export trees as markdown now, so that's nice =)

Keeping up with my obsession to gamify writing, I'm reading "Actionable Gamification" - fantastic book with a lot of insights and ideas. Highly recommend it to everyone!

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Oh, and I'm also a huge fan of low poly. Check this out, isn't it crazy cool?

I just *love* when people maximize the simplicity, and make something incredibly awesome with it.


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Master of None season 2 just dropped. I love it SO MUCH.

So happy and hilarious and awesome.

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Don't solve the problems you don't currently have.

If you're a startup founder, you wouldn't worry about scaling to millions of users before you have figured out how to build a website, let alone the kind people like.

If you're an aspiring writer - your first problem is to write, regularly. And until you've solved this, it should be your ONLY problem. You get to care about originality and creativity and quality later, now it just slows you down.

Now - JUST win writing.

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