December 1, 2022: Malcolm Gladwell’s Top 13 Writing Tips ✍️
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How's everything going? This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋
We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)
📚 3 Good Articles for You
Malcolm Gladwell’s Top 13 Writing Tips by Bobby Powers (11min) Malcolm Gladwell's top 13 writing tips emphasize the importance of getting out and experiencing the world, using imperfect comparisons to draw readers in, giving readers both candy and a meal, putting numbers into context, paying attention to what resonates with readers, following your curiosity, illustrating physical spaces, making pithy statements stand out, trusting the process, allowing readers to own the work, and writing down half-baked ideas. Writing is a process of baking ideas, and it's important to be open-minded and trust the process. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
The Paradox of Self-Improvement by J.W. Bertolotti (3min)The Paradox of Self-Improvement, as explained by author Anna Katharina Schaffner, is that self-improvement is not achieved through exertion and determination, but by yielding, accepting, and giving up resistance. Viktor Frankl's existentialist approach challenges the foundations of modern self-help advice, advocating for self-transcendence and letting go of our obsession with ourselves. Lao-tzu's Tao te ching also advocates a mindset based on acceptance and yielding. Although our place in the universe may not be as grand as we think, it does not mean that our actions are less important. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it is essential that you do it." 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
Writing is Thinking: Learning to Write with Confidence by Steph Smith (15min) Writing is a skill that can be developed through practice. The process of writing involves ideation, tracking, outlining, idea arbitrage, research, and writing. To make the process easier, use tools such as Draftback, Weava highlighter, Readwise, Ahrefs, Keyword Planner, and Keywords Everywhere. Writing is thinking, and it's important to have a clear point of view and to focus on quality. The best way to improve your writing skills is to write a lot and to keep yourself accountable. Recommended reading includes The War of Art, Atomic Habits, and The Power of Habit. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
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