Skinner’s “how to discover what you have to say”

In 1981, B.F. Skinner wrote an essay “How to Discover What You Have to Say – A Talk to Students”, which still offers excellent advice on how to think through a project as a series of stages of exploration. His three rules are especially valuable. Along the way, Skinner said “Possibly I am confessing some special need for crutches.” If he needed them, who am I to claim I’m better at this?