I wrote clickbait stuff for about 6 months. Was decent money, but the work was completely unfulfilling, except that I definitely learned a lot from the experience and am grateful for it.

I learned to write those snappy intros, like you said. I also learned that I can produce a lot of works very fast, if I have to, and that doing so is just as hard as writing well with a lot of time…it’s just two different kinds of muscles.

Also learned that when you write fast and on tight deadline, you often produce writing with more energy than you would if you revised it a million times, like I usually do with stuff I submit to literary mags and such.

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