Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

January 20, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 9:40 PM

Paul Graham‘s latest essay, What You’ll Wish You’d Known.

The best protection is always to be working on hard problems. Writing novels is hard. “Gaining experience” so you can write a novel later isn’t. Hard means worry. If you’re not worrying that something you’re making will come out badly, or that you won’t be able to understand something you’re studying, then it isn’t hard enough. There has to be suspense.



  1. Great one, thanks! I’ve forwarded it two high-school kids who need to know this…

    Comment by shunra — January 20, 2005 @ 8:06 PM | Reply

    • You’re welcome! Thanks for reminding me and shame on me for not sending it to my sister earlier.

      Comment by mulix — January 20, 2005 @ 8:45 PM | Reply

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