The Best Creators Do This 1 Thing

Hassan S. Ali
Jun 11, 2023

All of my fave creators do this 1 thing (and you can too, with a lil help):

⭐️ They weave in other people’s quotes, ideas, or stories to better express themselves.

It’s not just to sound wicked smahht.

It helps flesh out the writer’s point to readers.

“I quote others only in order the better to express myself,” said Michele de Montaigne, the literal creator of essays.

Your brain is PACKED with gold from others’
- LinkedIn posts
- YouTube vids
- Newsletters
- Podcasts
- Books
- Lives

Use it in writing to:
1. Express yourself better
2. Expand your reader’s world
3. Be known as a curator of great knowledge

Quoting others = Huge credibility for you.


P.S. I have a theory that British accents = Instant credibility too.

True or false? Drop a comment if your shhhedgewl allows.



Hassan S. Ali

I write comedy things. the ha & lol. Also a founding editor of Slackjaw on Medium.