Coping with the Complexity of Writing

While conceptually simple, in actual practice, writing is a complicated art and all of the approaches involve some considerable degree of complexity. One of the most common reasons why writers fail is the inability to deal with the unforeseen knottiness of writing. To succeed, a writer must find manageable ways of dealing with the endless…

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The Tao of Writing

“A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.” - Lao Tzu In practice, relying on intuition to guide your writing can lead you badly astray in ways that are hard to fix. (Image: public domain.) In my experience, following your intuition can lead to poorly organized works of unwieldy size. Doesn’t that…