Writing vs writing

I took over a team in June, and like Dwight, I have more than one priority. We have our mission and all the tasks it entails, but on my own time, I decided to also encourage my Solders to take an active role in their personal development. This involved a long write-up, a detailed plan, and a list of many books, articles, and projects to guide their study. Those will make their way here in time, but for now, I want to highlight some of the gems I re-discovered as part of this process — starting with Writing vs writing, by Shawn Blanc.

I used to read everything Shawn Blanc wrote, and this piece from 2011 reminded me why. Writing is hard, and the people who don’t think so either haven’t written enough, or haven’t written well enough, to understand this.