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Here’s a Thought (Part 4)

If you’re wondering whether something you wrote is any good, here’s a simple metric.

When you ask someone to read it, do they actually read the whole thing? Because if they do, then it’s good.

See, reading is an active experience, unlike watching TV or film, which is passive. You have to work to read something – it’s an investment of time and energy. You’re just not going to do it if you’re not getting anything out of it.

So the simple fact that someone actually read it in its entirety means it must be good, at least to that person.

If it wasn’t they wouldn’t waste their time.