Fascinating ways to read, write, research, highlight, retrieve, pick, proofread, find a balance between productivity and presence, use tech hacks online and offline – as a writer and reader. I tuned in the conversation between Tim Ferris and Maria Popova to listen and take notes to improve my writing over time.
I found in my archive of highlights some great and helpful writing advice curated by Maria Popova.
“Alongside these edifying essentials, Hemingway offered young Samuelson some concrete writing advice. Advocating for staying with what psychologists now call flow, he begins with the psychological discipline of the writing process (…)”
Writing and editing drafts of my ebook on connectedness and learning take time, discipline, pause and persistence. It is an emotional journey.
“(…) Through the magic of the written medium we become privy to the thoughts inside another person’s skull. Neuroscientists consider the brain to be a universe in itself. Writers, in that sense, then become explorers providing a glimpse into a place that is largely unknown.
Good writers, of course, do much, much more than that. They mine their emotions, exhibit deep states of empathy and manage to connect with their readers at more than just one level. A non-fiction book then can answer a pressing, practical question, can offer suggestions that help with real world problems, can educate, inform, amaze and entertain all at the same time. The same list, in reverse, can be applied to great fiction.” ~ David Amerland