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One Weird Trick for Writing a First Draft

Seriously, it’s really weird. But it’s helped me for 25 years!

Writing first drafts is hard.

Like most writers, I procrastinate like mad. When I’ve finished my research and time comes to start writing, I’ll poke around in a zillion other tasks — rearranging my desk, tackling old email, going down Wikipedia rat holes. Anything…



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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”.