This Is How to Write a Viral Essay on Medium, According to AI

Sarah Cottrell
5 min readDec 19, 2022

How do you write a viral essay? That’s the million-dollar question, and it seems everyone thinks there is some hidden secret to it. But there isn’t. Writing goes viral because it has something everyone wants; a solution to a problem or novelty value. Those are the two most important things you can use to launch an article into the realm of viral.

But now that AI is here; many writers have begun to wring their hands in frustration and fear that they won’t be able to compete with a machine like Chat GPT that can spit out a…

Sarah Cottrell

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