“Useful writing tells people something true and important that they didn’t already know, and tells them as unequivocally as possible.”
It’s great to be interesting, but it’s better to be useful.
Paul Graham breaks down how to write usefully including how to write something readers will find important, novel, correct, and strong.
Btw, I found this in Trevor McKendrick’s newsletter.
Related: How to write something useful to others.