The art of good writing

26 Apr

“The art of good writing” – this is the article from FT.com. The whole version of the text you’ll find here. What it means for me personally ‘to write good posts’? I guess it is the same to read a good post by someone weblog or news-gathering organisation. Of the those ‘for instance’ thing is here. The title is “Two Brain Runnings” by Daniel Kahneman. Good reading, I’ve started a couple weeks ago and exciting by structural thinking in writing manner of the author. That’s the perpetual question for me, ‘how to write great articles?’ Please, don’t say me words like, ‘more reading, more writing – more practice’ that’s silly advices screwed me up at all. The whole thing is so sad to realize that long story in short it is ‘more practice’. There are unique techniques and sort of ‘mechanics’ to copy ‘style’ of ‘great’ writes, but as you know, ‘great’ writes is ‘great’ writes, I guess these gyus hadn’t any intention and never asked thyself: ‘how to write great articles’ I guess that my question is ‘silly’, not the feedbacks of answers.

The interesting thing is that Daniel Kahnmen was working in ‘dismantle duo’ with Amos Tversky, and  this quotation:

“In 2002, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel in economic science. What made this unusual is that Kahneman is a psychologist”

And I found the author of the original article in The New York Times, and here is one another quotation by him:

“I knew Andy Warhol fairly well. I have a girlfriend in Paris and a miniature dachshund named Renzo. That is undoubtedly more than you wished to know.” From here.

“A leitmotif of this book is overconfidence.”

“Our everyday conversation takes place against a rich background of unstated expectations — what linguists call “implicatures.””

“Now, in one sense, a bias toward optimism is obviously bad, since it generates false beliefs — like the belief that we are in control, and not the playthings of luck. But without this “illusion of control,” would we even be able to get out of bed in the morning? Optimists are more psychologically resilient, have stronger immune systems, and live longer on average than their more reality-based counterparts.”

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