Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Paul Graham on writing

Essayist Paul Graham has an essay on styles of essays.

I've been eagerly awaiting each of his pieces for a while now. There's always an amazing level of insight, and he has a very concise, blunt and economical writing style which I find interesting.

I like that he sees the main purpose of writing essays as being a way to bring out new ideas during the process of writing. That's what I'm finding here, particularly with a couple of things I'm working on but haven't posted yet. It also makes it feel a little less useless to spend time writing when I don't have a lot of people to read it yet.

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