There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.


Elizen / 2024-03-11

Paul Graham 在The Best Essay中给出了如何写出好文章的答案,更有趣的是,他在这篇文章中也精确地描述了自己一开始构思文章是的误区:



I started out hoping to get advice about topics; if you assume good writing, the only thing left to differentiate the best essay is its topic. And I did get advice about topics: discover natural selection. Yeah, that would be nice. But when you step back and ask what’s the best you can do short of making some great discovery like that, the answer turns out to be about procedure. Ultimately the quality of an essay is a function of the ideas discovered in it, and the way you get them is by casting a wide net for questions and then being very exacting with the answers.