“Writing is thinking on paper, or talking to someone on paper. If you can think clearly, or if you can talk to someone about the things you know and care about, you can write – with confidence and enjoyment.” – William Zinsser
In Saturday’s interview with Ian Hedley, he mentioned being able to think better on paper. Do you agree?
As a visual person by nature, words on a screen can often feel very one-dimensional to me. When I put pencil to paper, I can doodle in the margins, circle great ideas, cross out the not so good ones, and rearrange a series of papers on the floor to see which part of a project should come first, next, etc.
“Sketchbooks are not about being a good artist, they’re about being a good thinker.” – Jason Santa Maria
Good Ideas Grow on Paper: “Great designers have one thing in common: their design process is centred on ideas; ideas that are more often than not developed on paper.”
“you slow yourself down so you can consider each thought”
Doris Plumb uses a writing process that involves writing quickly in a journal, without thinking, so students’ ideas come out fast.