Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Write less

Whether you write an article or a computer program. It's the same.

When you write, you feel confident about your work. This confidence is actually bad. It prevents you from reading your work again. Even if you did, you will read it with confidence lens and eventually change nothing.

You should slide down the confidence equalizer while reading your own work and remove those confidence lens. Its healthy.

You will end up peeling a lot of unnecessary words and sentences and paragraphs. Then you will free the simple, beautiful and the core idea of your work dancing through the words. This too will keep your work short and sharp and solid for people to actually read.

That works too for programmers.