Hey friends —
The Fourth Email, Writing is more than typing and in this mail David talks about how there is more work to be done than just typing and he provides the example of the Documentary called 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'. where the most surprising part of the documentary for David was seeing how little running a restaurant has to do with cooking. For example, my favorite scene occurs at the Tsukiji fish market, where his team sources fresh fish every day.
That is an interesting take on writing as well and we never realize how much work goes on before the meal is prepared and David has referred to the word "Mise em Place" which in French means "everything in its place."
In a similar way we always think (at least I have thought) that writers just sit in front of the typewriter and keyboards and from a blank paper start writing stories.
What we don't realize is the online writing experience extends to sourcing researching, having conversations, managing emotional turmoil, putting words on the page, distributing your essays, and building an audience.
We never realize how much work goes into running things the way it is. There are many examples we can look at like
1. We watch a movie for 3hrs but the work they do is for months.
2. Athletes who present at Olympics train for years for that moment.
So, until now, the lessons learnt are:
1. Write for yourself.
2. Write to start learning - not writing is learning.
3. Write in public.
4. Serendipity of Note-taking.
5. Writing is more than typing.
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