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Minimum Viable Creativity

Bookmarked Minimum Viable Creativity by Ryan Mulholland (

It’s tough to be a creator.
It’s even tougher to do it consistently. The hurdles to creation are many and the way around is usually the hardest route. The sight of others’ success in public weighs heavy like an anchor keeping us from going anywhere.

“To remove pressure at the start, aim for minimum viable creativity (MVC).


Minimum Viable Creativity: The creative process that allows you to produce quicker and collect the maximum amount of validated learning from your audience with a lower barrier to production.”
— Ryan Mulholland

“Your work should contain pieces of each level on the pyramid above. Producing with only the foundation won’t create a feedback loop that pushes you onward and upward…Value sits at the top of the pyramid and should be the North Star benchmark in determining that you’ve created something ready for production.”

— Ryan Mulholland


Write shorter.

Liked Your Writing Can Go Viral Regularly with Only 200 Words by Tim Denning (Medium)

Telling a story in only 200 words is an art.
Nicolas Cole calls it ‘the rate of revelation,’ a term I’d never heard. Most of my 200 word stories start out as longer pieces. The editing process is where I ruthlessly edit the story or thought down to 200 words or less. People appreciate that editing.

For blogging and non-fiction writing, try writing shorter rather than longer.

I tend to feel like anything less than 400 or 500 words isn’t enough of an idea, and usually tend towards longer.

Like this mind garden, I should be less precious about what I write. Try out writing short. My brain loves tweet length content anyway.

Seth Godin’s latest book is literally a collection of mini essays. And this rando guy apparently makes good money writing content I would worry was too short.

I enjoy editing, but don’t usually do much for online content besides cleaning up repeated words and places I repeated myself. I tend to edit as I blog, though, so maybe I do more than I realize.

Something to consider, especially for the newsletter project I’m toying with for next year.