The monument effect.

There are things in life that live forever in our mind, yet they represent their time.

The monument effect.
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One of the things I love about writing is the monument effect. Meaning, a text's ability to stand the test of time.

I personally believe all good art has this quality to it, and writing is no different.

Think of all the books you have read that have had a monumental impact on you, and you know what I'm talking about.

They live forever in your mind, yet they also represent a certain period of your life where you needed just that book to find your way.

Part of its time

Therefore, monumental content is not the same as evergreen content, although they are related.

Where evergreen content strives to express something that's always relevant no matter what, monumental content represents its time.

It does so, however, in such a powerful way that it becomes an icon for everyone to tap into for a very long time afterward.

As we go through life, we all connect with monumental content from time to time and allow it to shape us as human beings.

Rarely, though, do we stop and reflect on what it has done for us along the way, and how we are still drawing upon it for inspiration.

The workshop

That's what we are going to do on this workshop, which takes place over three whole days.

Luckily, you only have to spend 30 minutes a day on it, and you can do it whenever you want since it's remote and asynchronous.

In other words, you get a maximum degree of personal freedom.

The workshop takes place on May 23-25, and only requires a Discovery membership. Members get an e-mail with a link at midnight (CET) on May 23.

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