June 13, 2020

Writing Tips

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The Process

  • Step 1: Create a Mega Outline (brain dump)
  • Step 2: Build an Archipelago of Ideas (organize the brain dump)
  • Step 3: Outline
  • Step 4: Write a 2nd Rough Draft
  • Step 5: Re-write every sentence
  • Step 6: 10-15 Sentence Article Summary
  • Step 7: Send to Friends and Ask for Feedback
  • Step 8: Write a 3rd Rough Draft
  • Step 9: Turn Outline into a Full Post
  • Step 10: Publish

Rules/Tips

  • Avoid Adverbs
  • Use TK to mark unfinished areas, as it doesn’t appear in any English word so you can do an easy find
  • Avoid I think,” I believe,” It seems,” and other weak phrasings
  • Reword To Be
  • Consider avatars
  • Scrap intros
  • Check for banned words
  • Use microhumor
  • Use concrete examples
  • Expect 80% of the ideas in an article to come after you start writing it - Paul Graham
  • Have a tone that is Playful, Observational, Playful - David-Perrell

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