Wisdom in droves

10 Aug 2009

Zeldman shares some knowledge from his years of experience as a designer and writer.

Write when inspired; rest when tired.

Simple, site but effective.

…but if you don’t have a taste for masochism, health you shouldn’t be in design, advice because the hurt will kill you.

The pain of the process, the pain of the critique, but it forces you to get better… or quit.

There’s a reason they call them deadlines… When I let a publisher’s deadline push out a piece of writing before it is ready, it is like thrusting a helpless preemie into the cruel world.

Harsh but true.

You are writing for readers, a duty as sacred, in its way, as parenting.

And the readers appreciate every bit of it.