Anjar Priandoyo

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Lets Counts, Writing as unity of idea: One, Two, Three

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“Patience, write as small as possible, as often as possible, in the long run it will become a book”

A. Two or three sentences idea
Twitter: Max 140 characters
Sample 1: 125 characters, 21 words
Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot

Sample 2: 88 characters, 16 words
Remember remember the fifth of November
I see no reason why treason should ever be forgot

Twitter is the smallest unit of idea, its represented in two or three lines or arround less than 20 words. Basically twitter is to represent idea. For example “Use the smile to change the world, don’t let the word change your smile”

B. Three paragraph idea ~ 500 words
This is the standard log in journal (or blog) explain the experience visiting zoo or having a lunch with special food that delicious.

C. One article ~ 1000 words
A news paper opinion.

D. A book ~50,000 words
I start to realize that the speed of my writing is 1,000 words per day. So if I am going to write a book that is 50,000 words. At least it needs like 50 days or at least 3 month. But the problem is whether it is 20 words, 200 words, 500 words, 1000 words or 50,000 words. Basically its is say the same thing.

For example this notes, is a short one. I expect that it can be written in around 200 words. However making a 20 words arguments vs 50,000 arguments is basically the same. The 50,000 argument does not mean that it has 250 ideas, but its mean that it has 1 idea, supported by 250 sub idea. A 50,000 book say the same thing as 20 word twit.

So why it took very long to write a 50,000 book?
The book can be written in period of three months, if the sources is from the observation of our own imagination. However a book that require observation from nature or stuff. This observation can be took longer than the book itself.

So never loose your bigger picture. A 50,000 words is same as 20 words. A 50,000 words is a pyramids structure of 20 words.

A 50,000 words book is not a perfect circle, nor a perfect sphere , it’s a perfect pyramid. An idea can be convergen or divergent. But it should have a point, which is sharp. The only deadful things is the one that sharp.


Written by Anjar Priandoyo

Maret 8, 2016 pada 1:45 pm

Ditulis dalam Life

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