The Gestalt's Garden

Separate thinking from communicating

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Writing is a tool to: think and communicate.

When you write the first draft of a text, you may be doing both things (thinking and communicating) at the same time.

This is not problematic if what you want to write is «simple enough» for you. In this case, you can think and communicate efficiently at the same time (it’s the same thing that happens when you have a conversation).

However, if what you want to write is «too complex» for you, writing the first draft will most likely become problematic. In this case, it is advisable to have the thinking done before starting to write the draft, that is, to make an outline of what you want to write.

That is the function of an outline: to leave the thought done so you can focus on communicating it.

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