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My problem with writing

This is definitely related to PKM and my Zettelkasten.

What's your thinking about it?

https://curatella.com/writing-mental-distancing/

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  • edited July 25

    I do something similar. Not so technical/orderly as you describe in your points, but when I write, I have realised that no writing is as important as writing. (As musicians say: Silence/break is a fundament of music).

    So I also write my draft as quickly as possible and then put it aside and come back usually next day. Then I re-write/edit, put it aside for next day and do the same twice or three times - as far as I am satisfied. I am also sure that by this way, we can use "slow thinking/intuition" more effectively with our creative processes.

    What is also interesting - that using such a method, actual time spending writing is much more shorter than when you want to go from draft-to final edit in one or two passes.

  • Yes. thanks. I feel the same. And I like when you say that this way the actual editing time is shorter. And at this point, also Better.

  • @Massimo_Curatella said:
    This is definitely related to PKM and my Zettelkasten.

    What's your thinking about it?

    https://curatella.com/writing-mental-distancing/

    Hi Massimo. I can relate to the process about which you write in your blog. I've had similar feelings, although in many cases over my engineering life, I haven't had the luxury of waiting to gain distance. When I have, it's been a helpful interlude.

    I'm reading Sonke Ahrens' book "How to Take Smart Notes" right now, which goes way beyond the mark of the book's title. He dives into the ideas behind reading, thinking, understanding, learning and writing in great detail. I've found it's changed my perspective on the writing process. Have you read his book? You might find some additional ideas or insights in it.

  • Thanks GeoEng! I am at my third reading of that book.

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