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Creative Breakthroughs: Writing Advice From Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Breakthroughs come from putting an inordinate amount of pressure on yourself and seeing what you can take and hoping that you grow some new muscles. It’s not really this mystical – it’s like repeated practice over and over and over again, and suddenly you become something you had no idea you could really be… .”

In this video produced by The Atlantic, acclaimed writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates provides an insight into his early struggles as a writer and shares the best advice he received in his early career.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ most recent book is Between the World and Me and his latest contributions to The Atlantic can be found here.




  1. Peter Jok
    9 March 2016 / 6:23 pm

    It true dear as Ta-Nehisi as writing every day is important to prove some one writing and you may find yourself in the far due to your commitment you apply on. thank for that advice they are digest well

  2. 10 March 2016 / 6:22 am

    Thanks for sharing!
    It’s so true the best way to get a breakthrough is to write.

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