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Thomas Mann observed that “a writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people”. That’s because professional writers know they need to eliminate obstacles to understanding. The more such obstacles they eliminate, the easier it is for readers to focus on the thoughts being conveyed.

Geoff Hart on “mental friction and the five ways that consistency matters (via explore-blog)

I’m not sure if Mann is right or just making a really good excuse.

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