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Writing and clarity

Even after many years of writing down my thoughts to clarify them, I’m still surprised by how messy they are during the transfer. Everything is “crystal clear” in my mind, but I’m struggling to write and realize I’m only 30-40% there. Luckily, I gain clarity through initial drafts. Only after several iterations and edits, my thoughts get to something understandable, on paper and in my mind.

Update 2023-03-12

The venerable Farnam Street thinks the same according to their latest article Why Write?

Writing is the process by which you realize that you do not understand what you are talking about. Importantly, writing is also the process by which you figure it out.

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