How Abject Chaos Can Make You A Better Writer

With all the emphasis on organization and routine, the hot messes among us may feel left out. Here’s why writers should embrace the mess, instead.

huge chaotic nuclear explosion aka the writing process
huge chaotic nuclear explosion aka the writing process
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Chaos Is The Natural Order (Of Beginnings).

The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that all things tend toward disorder. Call it entropy, call it a big mess (as Einstein did, when using his disorganized desk as a metaphor for the process), call it destruction…but everything in the universe skews toward disarray.

Order Naturally Arises From Chaos…Even For Writers.

When it comes to the human brain, there is nothing on Earth more skilled at making something coherent out of lots and lots of incoherence. It is one of our most fundamental traits — and it’s why the field of A.I. is so challenging.

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Expertise Is A Dumpster Fire, And So Is Success.

woman posing dramatically in front of a dumpster
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Emily Sinclair Montague is a professional writer, author, and content strategist. Connect with her at www.wordsofafeather.net or on Twitter (@EmilytheMontag1)!

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