Broad’s advice for writers

I’m ploughing on as fast as I can to get my Gödel book finished. I try to keep in mind the good advice that C.D. Broad used to give. Leave your work at the end of the day in the middle of a paragraph which you know roughly how to finish. That way, you can pick up the threads the next morning and get straight down to writing again. So much better than starting the day with a dauntingly blank sheet of paper — or now, a blank screen — as you ponder how to kick off the next section or next chapter. (Or indeed, you start wondering whether the whole thing is worthwhile …) Instead, with luck, you can pick up where you left of and then face the next hurdle while on a roll, with the ideas flowing.

Well, it works for me …

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