Bassam Tarazi, Author at General Assembly Blog

About Bassam Tarazi

Bassam is the creator of a motivational framework called Colipera, which utilizes the notion of collective inspiration and personal accountability and he conducts goal-setting classes, group Colipera sessions, and one on one coaching through his 5-9 Maximization program. Additionally, he is the author of The Accountability Effect, the creator of the online goal-setting course called: Ready. Set. Finish, a co-founder of the Brooklyn-based Nomading Film Festival, and the co-creator of Magnet, a networking event that creates relationships and connects ideas. Bassam has been to 43 countries, has worked as a nuclear engineer at Pearl Harbor, holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree and a Green MBA, is a LEED AP, a certified Carbon Reduction Manager and used to be the Director of Operations of Omnibuild.

3 Tips To Becoming A Better Writer


Writers write. That sentence might seem as if Captain Obvious and Lieutenant Claire. S. Day joined logical forces, but I assure you that the idle hands of any scribe prove this the most tantalizing of self-affirming statements.

The truth is, folks: Writing is so damn hard. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stepped into the ring with my blinking cursor only for me to be choked into submission in the 2nd Round

Through the years I have received a lot of writing advice via books, mentors and fortune cookies. I whittled them down to three. I hope these help unlock your mental straightjacket. (If however, you are in an actual straightjacket and can’t seem to write, I believe your solution is much more evident.)
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