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It might look like a simple step. Simply open a new document and start typing, right? But it’s rare for that to work for me. I love to have a strong working title and a summary before I write too much. John’s written about this before, after he discovered he could speed up his composing process ~600% by producing a summary first.
As I wrote an outline for a post this week I realised I was repeating the exact same process for every new article I work . Like any good programmer, I realized repeating the same work over and over means that’s probably a good opportunity for automation.
So I decided to make some templates for myself.
I began by developing a template for my most common Ghost blog article arrangement. Since that structure’s particular to mepersonally, I created a template based on how John structures his articles, and another according to a writer whose work I respect.
For every template I’ve made a gist to show you exactly what they look like. They’re only Markdown files, so go ahead and save them, rename them if you prefer, and copy-and-paste the contents into a new file whenever you are ready to write. Click on the”view raw” link on the bottom of every gist to view the plain text version, which you may copy to a new file on your favourite writing app.
With this template, I can begin by answering each dot line using a few notes about what I should write in that section. By the time I’m done, I will have a rough sketch of what the finished piece will look like. This should make it easier to expand my notes to fully-formed paragraphs and cause them to flow to each other well, because I understand the structure of the whole piece beforehand.
Using the template, I discovered that my outlining process became much more involved. I’d really planned to do a complete rough draft of that post in the morning, but it took me a few hours simply to have the outline done, so that I put off the draft for another day.
On the flip side, I had over 1600 words composed in my outline, and a good idea of what each segment would comprise and how they would work together to create a feeling of flow from the post. Even though outlining took longer than usual, drafting took time since I had set myself up for success. Writing the draft was only a matter of taking each chunk of notes out of the outline and filling out it into a readable paragraph or 2.
It was quite a different process to how I normally do the job, and I had been tempted a few times to avoid the extra research or thinking necessary to complete the outline correctly. I frequently put off these things until I am drafting, and that’s when I must be centered on writing instead. I adhered to it, though, and from the time I got around to writing the draft I was grateful I’d had.
I have actually coined my outline and study process by using this template. It is a more effective part of the process now, and makes printing easier. Hopefully it will lead to better function, too.