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3x Author, Engineer, 2x Quora Top Writer. Find my videos on YouTube and Instagram. Open to gigs: anangsha@pm.me | Newsletter: anangsha.substack.com

Writer, book lover, civil engineer, YouTuber, aspiring talk show host — not always all of them. Not always in order.

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Hi there!

I’m Ana. I’m 28 years old and was born in a small town called Jorhat in Assam — a hilly Indian state nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. English is my fourth language, but somehow the love for the language is rooted deep in my heart.

When…


Habits for Smart Writers

This is how I got on a writing streak of 2,000+ words daily for seven straight months (but the word count is not the point).

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Since March, I’ve been on a writing streak. I spent the first two months of self-isolation working on my novel and finished the first draft (87,000+ words). I was also writing a few articles here and there, but then, once my novel was complete, I started writing one article daily.


People from the Northeast are as much Indians as the people from the rest of the country

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I was born in Assam — a state in the northeastern part of India. Aside from Assam, there are six other states in this region — Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Tripura — that are collectively known as “the Seven Sisters.”

Ethnically, the people from the northeastern part…


Writers, if you don’t use technology to boost your skills and stats, are you even utilizing the full benefits of the internet?

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The creator economy, as you know, is growing exponentially.

So many people are quitting their full-time jobs to pursue writing, and the best news is, the demand for good writing is only increasing.

In the ever-widening pool of content creators, how would you make sure your writing stands out?

You…


Handy tools for any writer, B2B professional, early-stage entrepreneurs, and self-employed people.

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For years, I was barely making anything with my writing.

I’d bid on Upwork and get paid in cents for hours' worth of work. If I dared to ask for more, the clients would arrogantly say, “The other guy is ready for the same work at half the price”.

I…


The fun story of how my love for books gave me the worst experience of my life — and how I got over it.

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I always thought being a reader would be the best gift I gave myself.

But there was this one disadvantage of reading I learned the hard way.

When I was younger, all my knowledge came from books. And that’s why, when I took part in speaking events at school, I…


Quitting your job to become self-employed might sound amazing, but it’s not always a fun ride.

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All my life, I was told the only way to have a happy life is by getting into a good college and then landing a stable high-paying job.

This is exactly what I did, and by 24, I was “settled.”

But if there was one thing I wanted all my…


Discipline is important, but so is balance.

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Yesterday, my best friend came to visit me. We dressed up, went out to a cafe, and talked endlessly about movies and books.

I had five items on my to-do list.

Guess how many of them I crossed off? ZERO!

Yes, I got absolutely no work done, and I enjoyed…


No-BS advice to get you started building a personal brand and attracting leads on LinkedIn.

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As I’m writing this, I have just above 7,500 followers on LinkedIn. But the average views on my posts are in the range of 15,000–20,000, and sometimes even more.

Currently, LinkedIn is the only platform on the internet where my average views per post are higher than the number of…


You don’t need to ‘live’ to become a successful writer.

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I was 21 when I announced to my friends, “I want to be a Quora Top Writer.”

One of my closest friends told me, “That’s IMPOSSIBLE. There’s no way you can do it!”

I should have been sad, but he’d challenged my inner competitive brat. “Why is it impossible?” …

Anangsha Alammyan

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