writing Advice

swyx

0 reactions 2020-01-18

Note: this was an unfinished draft, but i hit publish anyway. may revisit in future.

ann handley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYLVFK12ERY

  • up goer five text editor
  • whats in it for them
  • skip the running start
  • “screw and do” - one main point, one call to action, must be clear

https://twitter.com/nbashaw/status/1237131727635501056?s=20 When I sent people drafts of my posts for feedback, I never knew what to say if they asked “what kind of feedback would be helpful?”

Now I use the “ABCD” framework:

PG: writing usefully: http://paulgraham.com/useful.html, http://www.paulgraham.com/talk.html

Stephen King: on writing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FC0SIM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Scott Adams: https://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/06/the_day_you_bec.html

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