The Surprising Similarities Between Writing and Coding

Simon Pitt
Feb 8 · 6 min read
Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

Every day, for hours at a time, I sit at my computer and tapdance my fingers across the keyboard. Sometimes I type words for emails or articles. Sometimes I type a weird pseudo-language full of brackets and dots and semi-colons, telling the computer what to do.

When we write prose, there is plenty of whimsical advice. Think about your ideal reader, they say. Imagine them…