Good Writing vs. Great Writing
What it means for something to create "resonance"
The world is built by those who can think, but it is ran by those who can articulate.
This is why learning how to speak and write effectively will make you invincible, regardless of social, economic, or political change. Writing is not about creating ideas out of thin air. In fact, it doesn’t create anything new. Instead, it seeks to transform the mind of the thinker with what it already knows.
Having good taste is a learnable skill
Currently, Pluripotent and my Twitter are my two primary places of production. Whenever I get a ‘that’s so obvious’ or a ‘I completely agree’ type of response, I know I’ve tapped into some sort of collective unconsciousness:
When people resonate with what you create, it means you’ve correctly diagnosed and articulated a collective idea. Successful writing is the arbitrage of capturing people’s ideas and communicating it to them before they are aware of it themselves.
Good writing, therefore, is the art of identifying what ideas already possess the mind then pac…