Derek Sivers

My writing process


This is what I do for everything I post:

  1. Write all of my thoughts on a subject.
  2. Argue against those ideas.
  3. Explore different angles until I’m sick of it.
  4. Leave it for a few days or years, then repeat those steps.
  5. Hate how messy these thoughts have become.
  6. Reduce them to a tiny outline of the key points.
  7. Post the outline. Trash the rest.
trash photo by Lisa Congdon