It’s easy to be intimidated or anxious when doing something big all at once like writing an essay. Turning a large project into a ‘slow burn’ helps remove that worry—it’s easier to do small parts over a longer amount of time across several projects than in one big effort in a short amount of time sequentially.
This is similar in spirit to incremental writing where you write one idea or paragraph at a time then edit it all together. However, ‘slow burns’ should be applied to several projects at once so that everything feels easier.
From a video by Ali Abdaal.