Why I write: Part two - It's all about you

published3 months ago
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Hello there!

It's great to see that you're still with us after a week of signing up.

I'm writing to share with you two reasons why I write. Today I'll reveal the first reason and next week, I'll share the second one. Are you curious yet?

Writing helps me organize my thoughts.

I recently came across a quote that said, "Writing is the process by which you realize that you do not understand what you are talking about. Importantly, writing is also the process by which you figure it out." Honestly, I can't count the number of times I've felt stuck on something until I started writing about it. At first, my writing wasn't great, but it helped me process information and identify gaps in my understanding.

As part of my coaching calls, I talk to many designers who want to start writing. Some of them believe that there's a big mystery around writing, but to be honest, writing is just like anything else you try for the first time. You just need to start.

Just write and let the words flow.

Years ago, there was a big debate in our community about whether or not designers should learn to code (I almost hesitated to bring it up, as it was quite controversial). However, I do believe that designers, especially product designers, should write.

Here's why I think designers need to write.

That's all for today, speak again soon.


Anton Sten

Let's keep this quick, I specialize in delivering outstanding digital products through strategy and design. Through my newsletter, I'll share with you how I've helped companies like Google, Spotify and Loom have better user experiences. Occasionally, I'll throw in a thing or two about running a solo business (I've been doing this for 15 years).

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