Some excerpts from the good article “10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly” by Michael C. Munger:
“It is hard to refine your questions, define your terms precisely, or know just how your argument will work until you have actually written it all down.”
“When you are actually writing, and working as hard as you should be if you want to succeed, you will feel inadequate, stupid, and tired. If you don’t feel like that, then you aren’t working hard enough.”
“Many smart people tell themselves pathetic lies like, “I do my best work at the last minute.” Look: It’s not true. No one works better under pressure. Sure, you are a smart person. But if you are writing about a profound problem, why would you think that you can make an important contribution off the top of your head in the middle of the night just before the conference?” Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.
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