Know your modes - Deepstash

Know your modes

Divergence and convergence are fundamental to the creative process.

  • Writers diverge by collecting raw material and sketching out potential characters and researching historical facts. They converge by making outlines, laying out plot points, and writing the first draft.
  • Engineers diverge by researching possible solutions and testing the boundaries of the problem. They converge by deciding on a particular approach, designing the implementation details, and starting to build.

You can use this simple framework to tell you which state of mind you should be in at a particular point of a project.


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