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Writ­ing (com­mu­ni­ca­tion method)

TagLast edit: 11 Jul 2021 20:54 UTC by Morpheus

About the art and science of using writing to think and communicate.

Including posts on: the history of writing, how to write better, comparing and recommending writing tools, and more.

External Links:

Nonfiction Writing Advice by Scott Alexander

Related Pages: Communication Cultures, Philosophy of Language, Inferential Distance

How to Write Like Kaj Sotala

Matt Goldenberg7 Jan 2021 19:33 UTC
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Writ­ing to think

adamzerner17 Nov 2020 7:54 UTC
51 points
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Con­trar­ian Writ­ing Advice

lsusr7 Mar 2021 0:23 UTC
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[Question] Are there good classes (or just ar­ti­cles) on blog writ­ing?

korin4319 Apr 2021 1:10 UTC
14 points
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How to Write Science Fic­tion and Fan­tasy—A Short Summary

Jsevillamol29 May 2021 11:47 UTC
24 points
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Ty­pol­ogy of blog posts that don’t always add any­thing clear and insightful

KatjaGrace13 Jul 2021 1:40 UTC
46 points
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(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] What’s your fa­vorite note­tak­ing sys­tem?

Elizabeth30 Sep 2019 6:18 UTC
31 points
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Writ­ing That Pro­vokes Comments

Raemon4 Oct 2017 2:48 UTC
77 points
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Writ­ing chil­dren’s pic­ture books

jessicata25 Jun 2019 21:43 UTC
120 points
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(unstableontology.com)

Writ­ing Down Conversations

Raemon28 Dec 2017 22:08 UTC
51 points
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Origi­nal Seeing

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Oct 2007 4:38 UTC
100 points
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Only say ‘ra­tio­nal’ when you can’t elimi­nate the word

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 May 2012 6:56 UTC
84 points
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Rhetoric for the Good

lukeprog26 Oct 2011 18:52 UTC
76 points
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Hedge drift and ad­vanced motte-and-bailey

Stefan_Schubert1 May 2016 14:45 UTC
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Sim­ple but im­por­tant ideas

John_Maxwell21 Mar 2012 6:59 UTC
27 points
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Quan­tum Explanations

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Apr 2008 8:15 UTC
65 points
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How webs of mean­ing grow and change

Hazard14 Aug 2020 13:58 UTC
13 points
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Writ­ing Style and the Typ­i­cal Mind Fallacy

lukeprog14 Jul 2013 4:47 UTC
42 points
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The ideas you’re not ready to post

JulianMorrison19 Apr 2009 21:23 UTC
29 points
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What top­ics would you like to see more of on LessWrong?

Emile13 Dec 2010 16:20 UTC
38 points
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On Sud­denly Not Be­ing Able to Work

Jacob Falkovich25 Aug 2020 22:14 UTC
35 points
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Write

alkjash29 Jan 2018 2:11 UTC
27 points
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(radimentary.wordpress.com)

The Haters Gonna Hate Fallacy

Kaj_Sotala22 Sep 2020 12:20 UTC
46 points
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(kajsotala.fi)

Five examples

adamzerner14 Feb 2021 2:47 UTC
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Open loops in fiction

Kaj_Sotala14 Mar 2021 8:50 UTC
60 points
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(kajsotala.fi)

You Can Now Embed Flash­card Quizzes in Your LessWrong posts!

spencerg19 Apr 2021 13:44 UTC
53 points
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When writ­ing trig­gers mem­ory reconsolidation

adamzerner25 Jul 2021 22:10 UTC
31 points
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Write a Thou­sand Roads to Rome

Screwtape8 Feb 2018 18:09 UTC
72 points
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The Monthly Newslet­ter as Think­ing Tool

moridinamael2 Feb 2018 16:42 UTC
39 points
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Short­form Beta Launch

Raemon27 Jul 2019 20:09 UTC
67 points
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Mazes Se­quence Roundup: Fi­nal Thoughts and Paths Forward

Zvi6 Feb 2020 16:10 UTC
79 points
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(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Pa­ter­nal Formats

abramdemski9 Jun 2019 1:26 UTC
50 points
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Do you like bul­let points?

Raemon26 Mar 2019 4:30 UTC
51 points
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Ra­tion­al­ity and the English Language

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Sep 2007 22:55 UTC
64 points
33 comments4 min readLW link

Blog Post Day (Unoffi­cial)

Daniel Kokotajlo18 Feb 2020 19:05 UTC
45 points
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How to Write Deep Characters

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Jun 2013 2:10 UTC
66 points
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[Question] What are the re­quire­ments for be­ing “citable?”

Raemon28 Nov 2019 21:24 UTC
42 points
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Blog Post Day II

Daniel Kokotajlo21 Mar 2020 16:39 UTC
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[Question] Why Don’t Creators Switch to their Own Plat­forms?

Jacob Falkovich23 Dec 2018 4:46 UTC
42 points
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Please give your links speak­ing names!

rmoehn11 Jul 2019 7:47 UTC
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Epistemic Effort

Raemon29 Nov 2016 16:08 UTC
57 points
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Sub­script­ing Ty­po­graphic Con­ven­tion For Ci­ta­tions/​Dates/​Sources/​Ev­i­den­tials: A Proposal

gwern8 Jan 2020 22:20 UTC
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15 comments1 min readLW link

Is com­mu­nity-col­lab­o­ra­tive ar­ti­cle pro­duc­tion pos­si­ble?

lukeprog21 Mar 2012 20:10 UTC
57 points
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More write­ups!

jefftk7 Feb 2020 3:10 UTC
40 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Helping the kids post

jefftk17 Apr 2020 21:40 UTC
80 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Med­i­ta­tions on the Medium

lifelonglearner29 Apr 2018 2:21 UTC
14 points
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Ra­tion­al­ist Sto­ry­books: A Challenge

MBlume18 Mar 2009 2:25 UTC
39 points
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How to write an aca­demic pa­per, ac­cord­ing to me

Stuart_Armstrong15 Oct 2014 12:29 UTC
45 points
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The Virtue of Num­ber­ing ALL your Equations

Linda Linsefors28 Sep 2017 18:41 UTC
7 points
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Me­dia bias

PhilGoetz5 Jul 2009 16:54 UTC
39 points
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PSA: Please list your refer­ences, don’t just link them

Benya4 Jan 2013 1:57 UTC
36 points
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Rewrit­ing the se­quences?

Student_UK13 Jun 2011 14:14 UTC
22 points
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Iter­a­tive Ar­gu­ments: Alter­na­tive to Ad­ver­sar­ial Collaboration

matsn12 Sep 2018 15:56 UTC
26 points
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[Question] What is a good mo­ment to start writ­ing?

toonalfrink29 May 2019 21:47 UTC
20 points
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Dense Math Notation

JK_Ravenclaw1 Apr 2011 3:37 UTC
33 points
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My case for start­ing blogging

Neel Nanda22 Oct 2020 17:43 UTC
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(www.neelnanda.io)

Blog Post Day II Retrospective

Daniel Kokotajlo31 Mar 2020 15:03 UTC
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I hate TL;DR

MarkusRamikin20 Sep 2011 9:23 UTC
32 points
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Moved from Moloch’s Toolbox: Dis­cus­sion re style of lat­est Eliezer sequence

habryka5 Nov 2017 2:22 UTC
7 points
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Why I’m Writ­ing A Book

Samo Burja10 Nov 2020 16:50 UTC
33 points
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(medium.com)

SubOnlyStackFans

Jacob Falkovich3 Nov 2020 2:33 UTC
18 points
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Poll: Any in­ter­est in an edit­ing buddy sys­tem?

dynomight2 Dec 2020 2:18 UTC
17 points
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How I Write

Jacob Falkovich2 Dec 2020 23:17 UTC
66 points
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[Question] Writ­ing tools for taboo­ing?

abramdemski13 Dec 2020 19:50 UTC
15 points
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Avoid Con­tentious Terms

jefftk24 Feb 2021 3:10 UTC
53 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Notes on effec­tive-al­tru­ism-re­lated re­search, writ­ing, test­ing fit, learn­ing, and the EA Forum

MichaelA28 Mar 2021 23:43 UTC
14 points
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Redis­cov­ery, the Mind’s Curare

Erich_Grunewald10 Apr 2021 7:42 UTC
3 points
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(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Voic­ing Voice

Willa28 Jun 2021 4:29 UTC
6 points
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