If you trace the life of greatest thinkers you’d find a common thread among them. Almost all of them were great writers too. William Zinsser gives useful and blunt advice about writing better non-fiction.
What differentiates a mediocre investor from a good investor? Knowledge? Knowledge is necessary but not sufficient. The key is having the ability to apply the knowledge wisely. And that ability is a product of how one thinks. If you trace the life of greatest thinkers you’d find a common thread among them. Almost all of them were great writers too.
Writing isn’t merely a tool for expressing one’s thoughts. It’s also a tool to discover new thoughts, structure them, and refine them. All the great thinkers, inventors, scientists, philosophers, communicators I know have vouched that writing and thinking are connected to each other like Siamese twins. Isaac Asimov, the most prolific sci-fi writer of 20th century, wrote more than 400 books. He used to say, “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
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