What to Write

The Concept 2021-01-25 03:36:15

Who doesn't want a fill-in the blanks recipe for quickly getting your writing started? 

Well, there's a lot to writing, but to start, you'll need a concept. The concept is the overarching idea you want to discuss. 

J.K. Rowling's concept was a boy who becomes a powerful wizard. House of Cards on Netflix is a couple that will do whatever it takes to become the most powerful people on the planet - as defined by the US presidency. Netflix's concept - though a business rather than a piece of writing is probably something like -- get 100,000,000 people to do something they're already doing - but have them pass through your website to do it.

On Adagia, the concept is - we'll be better writers if we show up, write, and give each other feedback. The feedback part is coming. The daily show-up is happening, and the site is a great place to go where everybody knows your name - like the old-time show Cheers.

There's a lot more to writing than the initial idea. But, this is a short piece covering a single idea. I guess you could say the concept is to give bite-sized ideas for better writing.

What's your concept? What will you dive into and discover?


Replies to The Concept

Brian Ball

Hey, relax a little. Typing the Docs

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The Concept
This along with my break from implementing new features on here has made me realize another keystone part of this concept.
2021-01-25 16:16:30
This post is making me think that I need to have something more concrete than just writing down whatever is on my mind once a day. Deliberate practice over just practice makes sense. 
2021-01-27 00:11:15