My first book ‘Between Genes and Memes’ was released one year ago. The process of writing was humbling.
Some things to share:
1. When you write, you bring out mud, sand, and gold. You have to segregate it carefully.
2. When you write, you understand the ideas in your mind, not necessarily others. Make sure others get the insight exactly the way you think, or allow the space to think beyond it.
3. Tell a story, use a metaphor, write with uncommon yet simple words to transport readers to unknown yet interesting zones.
4. Things you wrote weeks ago need to be edited again as you grow every day.
5. Writing with brevity is tougher than writing a lot. Twitter writing helps.
6. Connect the dots in various domains to make sense of what is going around. Not in one area alone. The importance of being randomly curious.
7. The ideas you are passionate about, 98% of people don’t notice or care. But 2% is what matters in every game.
8. Writing a book is far easier than selling it.
9. If you want to write a book of 250 pages, write 1000 words every day for 30 days. And brutally edit it.
Thank you for the good vibes.