Hey there! Hope you doing well.
This past week, I was thinking quite a bit about writing in general and these were some of the questions on my mind :
how to find something interesting to write about1
what makes an essay readable
This post captures my experience of documenting arguments along with a quick breakdown of the usual steps. The ultimate purpose for doing this is simple:
When I manage to write down my views, it affords me space for clarity. It doesn't cost much and it requires little or no skill.
This essay was for voicing views on what readers want and how to get there. Every writer has a need to build up their own process to explore topics, select the ones that resonate and writing a minimum viable essay that someone else would like to read.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this idea.
We wear two hats. Writer. Editor. Here’s why:
It is forever a privililage for a writer to borrow a reader's time and present their writing. Editing is therefore a debt of gratitude paid by the writer to the reader, by spending the time well today that the reader saves tomorrow.
Below is a sketch-note from today that presents a condensed version of an essay written earlier in January.2
🟣 Vig @vgnshwrThank you @AliAbdaal for introducing me to @soenke_ahrens's book. Wrote a short post today sharing what I write about in my notes: https://t.co/nkSjjQMxJZ 🙏Grateful for the content by both of you as well as @fortelabs and @NickMilo
To tackle this question, I thought back to the time when this essay was published → What should you write about in your notes 📒
Same essay as referenced in footnote 1