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- Jul 9, 2003
Code Writing - The Hemingway Method!I was listening to Jordan Peterson talking to his daughter Mikhaila in a recent podcast. - 68. Russell Brand and Jordan Peterson
Jordan was talking about how he does his writing and how he gets started every day.
One tip he said he liked very much and he got from Hemingway!
“ stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next”
You can listen to it yourself HERE, Mikhaila's podcast:- 68. Russell Brand and Jordan Peterson
I found it on line HERE:-
Ernest Hemingway Said:-
The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day when you are writing a novel you will never be stuck. That is the most valuable thing I can tell you so try to remember it.
How does that apply to writing VBA?
I was writing some complicated code, late at night, around 2 or 3am. I find late night writing advantageous because I do not get disturbed! But the problem is, you eventually have to go to bed, and then the next day you start again and you can't remember your thread. For a while now I make a point of making a note either in the code, or in a separate document where I've got to, and what I was thinking of doing next. I couldn't help thinking that’s exactly the same advice Hemingway gave for writing stories, it applies just as equally to writing code! So next time you are writing a piece of complicated code use the Hemingway Method!