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๐ŸŸข writing, learning and clarity

As he walked along the tiled path, beads of sweat kept forming on his forehead. Some trickled down his face and dripped on to the ground. He looked up to see the inky blue sky. Buildings that were at a middle-distance were obscured by a greyish-white haze. The evening light was dim, but enough to see just a little more than the silhouettes of these houses.

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While mulling over the next essay to be written write, I felt the need for a reference guide to writing. The thought that crossed my mind at once was that instead of looking for a guide, I am going to write one for myself.

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To create content consistently, creators follow a process well-tuned to their craft and themselves. The purpose of such a process is to provide direction when there is confusion or darkness.

A creatorโ€™s process is always evolving. By observing and changing their own creative process, creators further the state of the art and leave their own indelible signatures on it. Others see this, learn from it and continue the tradition.

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So you're an up and coming creator, professional, crafts-person, what have you. In that case, either you offer abundant value to other people or you are in the process of getting there.

To reach an audience and market your skills or wares, you've decided to leverage the internet โ€“ the ultimate amplifier. Whatever you do, don't use audio!

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We have so many ideas that we wish to share, born out of our experiences and the unique ways in which we process them to draw inferences.

The objective of all writing is to add a new dimension to the reader's current experience of the subject.

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What is a Minimum Viable Essay, anyway?

Does it have to be at least 500 words? What should be the subject? How much research goes into it? Should it have lots of references like an academic paper?

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When I am in the process of convincing myself or someone else about an idea, I begin by compiling my arguments in a note and figuring out what makes most sense.

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With great excitement and a bit of nervousness, I share with you that I'm finally starting a weekly newsletter. This is happening now after a false start late last year, a lot of over-thinking and a dose of encouragement from a number of people. Read on to know the full story.

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Engagement and social interactions through conversations are like fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ because in it, you can forge strong connections and at the same time, burn through a lot of energy at once.

Conversations with people create opportunities but the really intense ones can take up a lot of time and energy. It is a trade-off that can suddenly get skewed in favour of the costs.

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Our heads are idea-soup pots. We keep adding ingredients to them all the time. To do this, all you need to do is think and thinking is something we cannot stop even if we tried. That leaves the soup perpetually on the boil and us thinking:

How do we know what does it taste like? Is it any good? Do we need to mix it up a bit? Is there a balance of flavours?

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