Photograph by John Dempsie, c. 1978


Earlier this year, I wrote about what Christopher Hitchens can teach us about writing. Summarizing his ideas in a few points here

  1. Is writing something you can’t not do
  2. Find a voice
  3. Write more like the way you talk
  4. Don’t depend on booze
  5. Write to please yourself
  6. It matters not what you think, but how you think

Sam Harris, while speaking at an event just after Christopher’s passing away said,

The man had more wit and style and substance than a few civilizations I could name

I couldn’t agree more.



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Kovid Rathee

Kovid Rathee

I write about tech, Indian classical music, literature, and the workplace among other things. 1x engineer on weekdays.