Background — One Year Later

The idea for this Substack came while taking Write of Passage—Cohort 5 (2020), a cohort-based writing course taught by David Perell. The key takeaway from WoP was not how to be good at writing but rather how to become a better online writer.

In the age of abundance, good writing is not enough to get you readership. Distribution and consistent publishing are the keys to more readers.

Our time is our most precious resource. To find people willing to give up their time, you have to write not only good content, but own your own distribution channel. And good writing doesn’t necessarily equal an audience. Consistently shipping good content is the key to audience growth.

But consistently shipping/publishing good content is hard. It means foregoing other opportunities, keeping a tight schedule, and staying true to your word—which can only happen when you write about what you love to do, what you're good at, and what the world needs.

Another way to say this is:

  • Stick to your personal monopoly—focus on your specialized knowledge, skills, insights, and experience that makes your writing rare and valuable.

Personal Monopoly

My own personal monopoly is law and tech as it relates to emerging funds. Why those topics?

So the articles I write about will be in one of more of these three domains and topics.

This newsletter is authored by me, Chris Harvey, an emerging fund lawyer.

Q: Who is this newsletter for?

  • Emerging VC fund managers

  • Lawyers, bankers, accountants and other professionals

  • Venture Capital partners, principals and staff

  • Anyone interested in venture capital

Q: How will you benefit from this newsletter?

  • There will be perspectives and opinions that you will not see from other lawyers or individuals. That’s because my background is uniquely tailored for this kind of content drafting: My profession covers the law, but my background is in technology. I have been working with VCs and startups for several years and with clients for 12 years.

Background about me:


People

Chris Harvey
Emerging fund lawyer • Quora top writer • 12 years of practicing law • Representing VC fund managers