How to write well Updated on 2021-01-18. Paul Graham thinks you should Write like you talk. Robert Heaton posted a blogging style guide in 2018 as a list of dos and don’ts. Hacker News has thoughts on How to Write Well, an article in the New York Times. Bert Muthalaly has a procedure for writing that’s pretty simple: keep good notes and the writing will fall out from that. Morgan Housel has A Few Thoughts On Writing. The nonsense of style: Academic writing should be scrupulous not stylish (and comments from Hacker News).