Write While True is a writing program for programmers. The episodes are meant to be short exercises that will get you writing more (so, a training program).
Episode 5: Audience and Message
Like many people I write to think. And, it helps. I set out with only inklings of an idea and by the time I am done, I usually have a coherent a complete thought. The writing contains it, but it doesn’t communicate it.
There’s a difference between writing to think and writing to communicate and I finally understand that.
Episode 4: Make a Schedule
The times that I’ve made the least progress on writing was when I was trying to do it on the side or as a hobby. This isn’t because of the relative amount of time I devoted to it. It was because I treated it as something I would try to fit in, and it never did. I could always find something else to do.
Episode 3: First Drafts
I’ve stared at a lot of blank pages. Technically, they were actually blank textareas, but you get the point.
Episode 2: Small Bits of Writing
I found out that I didn’t know how to read or write. This episode will show you how making a change to how I read made it much easier to write.
Episode 1: Training to Unblock Yourself
I started my blog 17 years ago, but wrote about 9 posts a year. Then, I started doing something that helped me write something I could publish every day.