I wish someone told me sooner

I started writing on Medium because I never do anything for free.

I love writing, blogging and all — but the perspective of having to create my own blog, hustling, and writing into the void for years was highly repelling. …


Don’t spend your time and energy outlining

I recently created my first course, and it was a real challenge. The outlining part took me ages — and I want you to save your time and energy. So here’s a template you can use, based on my experience. It’s designed to help you create an engaging 30-minute-or-so course…


Wanna make money writing? Start with a business plan.

Have you heard of the Business Model Canvas? It’s a simple matrix created by Alexander Osterwalder, that helps you evaluate your business’ viability in under 10 minutes. And if you want to earn money writing, you need to start treating it as a business — because it is. …


Shows like this save lives

I remember my collège (the equivalent of middle school in France, for 11 to 14-year-old kids) and high school years quite clearly. They took place from 2008 to 2015 — not so long ago. …


Because you don’t have to be broke

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It didn’t take me long to figure out that making money as a screenwriter is… difficult. …


A step-by-step handbook

Newsletters fascinate me. It requires $0 to start one, and yet you can build a whole empire from it. Look at Sam Parr’s The Hustle: it started as a simple business newsletter, and now it’s a multi-million dollar company. …


And a Harry Potter fan-fiction

Who doesn’t love reading suggestions?

Here’s my list for the fall — good scares, self-help, and screenwriting-related stuff.

Under Her Black Wings: 2020 Women in Horror Anthology

I literally cannot wait to start this anthology and didn’t think twice about buying this indie book. The stories involve a dead glamorous actress brought back to life by a beloved Hollywood…


They work

Disclaimer: make sure your book is great before implementing any of these tactics. Hire an editor to proofread the content and a designer to create a cover that stands out. If it’s easier than ever to publish a book, writing it is just as hard as it was a decade…


Don’t we all love horror stories?

I’m a huge horror fan — and no, that doesn’t make me a psychopath. Horror is cathartic, that’s why people love true crime and ghost stories so much. It forces us to confronts our biggest fears, yet none of this is “real,” at least not in our worlds. …


They will change the way you write

I just finished Save the Cat! Writes for TV by Jamie Nash and thought I’d share some of the lessons and takeaways that stuck with me, so you can benefit from them as well.

This isn’t only tailored to TV writers. …

Alicia Sekhri

I write about entrepreneurship, entertainment, and screenwriting. Also a ghostwriter: gumroad.com/aliciasekhri

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