How to Write Usefully

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2020-07-17 - How to Write Usefully

Book cover of "How to Write Usefully"




Useful writing tells people something true and important that they didn't already know, and tells them as unequivocally as possible.
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It's like the trick I suggest to young founders for getting startup ideas: to make something you yourself want. You can use yourself as a proxy for the reader. The reader is not completely unlike you, so if you write about topics that seem important to you, they'll probably seem important to a significant number of readers as well.
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There's one other quality I aim for in essays: to say things as simply as possible.
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