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The Minimalists
The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

The Best Writing Tips on Instagram

We are all writers now. Whether you write books or text messages, Instagram posts or to-do lists, you are a writer.

Hello. Professor Millburn here. Throughout my twenties, I struggled to get my writing published. For years everyone said “no”—publishers, agents, and editors all slammed the digital door in my face.


After creating this blog in 2010, I began adding value to thousands—and eventually millions—of readers. That’s when everything fell into place, and I learned a lot about being a writer. Over the last decade, I’ve published four books, embarked on ten book tours, and climbed the charts as a New York Times–bestselling author. I was even nominated for an Emmy recently.

I tell you about these accomplishments not to boast, but to show you that it’s possible. If a person like me, with no formal education or credentials, can “make it,” you can, too.

I’ll show you how.

Early on, as my work began reaching more people, I received myriad messages asking for writing tips. How do I become a published writer? How do I expand my vocabulary? What are the best books to learn about grammar and sentence structure? How do I make my writing more powerful, beautiful, concise? How do I captivate people with the written word?

These queries formed the foundation for my online writing class, How to Write Better. Since 2011, it has given me a chance to teach hundreds of students, ahem, how to write better.

Now I’m sharing many of my best writing tips for free on the brand-new How to Write Better Instagram account. Follow along for bite-sized morsels that will improve your writing today. (DM me if you have any writing tips of your own.)


P.S. I’m teaching a two-hour Writing Questions Workshop on May 29, limited to the first 150 virtual seats (testimonials).