Free Check Stub Template

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free check stub template

It may look like a simple step. Just open a new document and start typing, right? But it’s rare for that to work for me. I like to get a solid 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 creating a summary .

As I wrote an outline for a post this week I realized I was repeating the exact same process for every single new post I work . Like any good programmer, I realised repeating the exact same work over and above means that is probably a fantastic chance for automation.

So I decided to create some templates for myself.
I started by developing a template for my common Ghost blog post arrangement. Since that arrangement’s particular to me, I created a template based on how John constructions his posts, and another according to a writer whose work I respect.

For each template I’ve created a gist to show you what they look like. They’re just 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 compose. Click on the”view raw” link on the bottom of each gist to view the plain text version, which you can copy to a new file on your favorite writing app.

With this template, I can begin by answering each dot point using a couple of notes about what I need to write in that segment. From the time I’m done, I’ll have a rough sketch of what the finished piece will look like. This should make it easier to expand my notes into fully-formed paragraphs and make them flow to each other nicely, because I know the arrangement of the whole piece in advance.

Using the template, I found that my summarizing procedure became much more involved. I’d really planned to do a full rough draft of that post in the morning, but it took me a few hours simply to have the outline done, so I put off the draft for a different day.

On the flip side, I’d over 1600 words composed in my outline, and a solid idea of what each segment would comprise and how they’d work together to create a feeling of flow from the post. Even though outlining took longer than normal, drafting took less time because I had put myself up for success. Composing the draft was just a matter of taking each chunk of notes out of the outline and filling it out into a readable paragraph or two.

It was quite a different process to the way I normally work, and that I was tempted a few times to prevent the additional research or thinking required to complete the outline correctly. I often put these things off till I am drafting, which is when I must be focused on writing rather. I stuck to it, however, and from the time I got around to writing the draft I was glad I’d had.

I have really coined my outline and research process by using this template. It is a more productive part of the process now, and makes drafting easier. Hopefully it’ll lead to better function, also.