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Welcome to issue #34!
Here are the best articles, books, tweets, podcasts and apps I found this week. As always, Save → Read → Make notes!
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This article came up in our Mindvillage community discord last week, and I thought it was a great summary of Robert Greene’s writing method. It’s similar to Niklas Luhamann’s Zettelkasten – when he reads books for research, he writes down ideas he wants use in his book on an index card just like Luhmann did. If you’re interested in physical Zettelkasten, this is worth reading.
article | writing
Speaking of Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday used to be his apprentice which is why he uses the same writing method. Besides the index card method, here’s the list of Ryan Holiday’s rules for writing I found really helpful.
Make little progress each day
One of the best rules I’ve heard as a writer is that the way to write a book is by producing “two crappy pages a day.” It’s by carving out a small win each and every day—getting words on the page. Hemingway once said that “the first draft of anything is shit,” and he’s right.