Have the Collectors Mindset When Storing Ideas and Explaining them … Think Twice before Unboxing a New Idea in a Piece
Writing consecutively for days on end has a side effect.
The idea tree grows too fast and linkages become like gorilla glue. Rather than be clear there is a constant urge to introduce new ideas that connect with the rest of the essay.
This doesn’t work well, especially since “A writer is as good as the best sentence they write, and as great as the best sentence they leave out”
The Collectors Mindset
The best writers have an armory of ideas to emphasize concepts.
Imagine each time a new gadget is unboxed and not used in your home — rather than add ease to live it creates clutter and wastes time learning to use it.
The same can be said with an idea — an idea that is not connected dilutes the piece and distracts the reader and sends them back over to Tik-Tok and other attention addicting sites.
Each time an idea is unboxed it has to convey the main theme to the audience in a more succinct way.
Build Great Writing on Small Ideas Not Big Ones
Great writers know that all ideas stretch when you begin to write about them.
Once the collector’s mindset is adopted, the second step is to have the builder’s mindset. Build the smallest idea and construct stone by stone, essay by essay, and eventually, a warehouse of ideas will be available to explain the most difficult concepts in the most original way.
An approach focused on the “Smallest Viable Idea” builds clarity like a tree — firm roots, a solid trunk, and then leaves that are connected to a foundation.
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