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It may seem like an easy step. Just open a new file and begin typing, right? Nonetheless, it’s rare for that to work for me. I love to have a strong working name and a summary before I write a lot of. John’s written about this before, after he found he could speed up his composing process ~600% by producing an outline .
As I wrote an outline for a post this week I realised I had been repeating the same process for every new post I work . Like any good programmer, I realised repeating the exact same work over and above means that’s probably a good opportunity for automation.
So I decided to make some templates for myself.
I started by developing a template for the common Ghost blog article structure. Since that structure’s particular to me, I also created a template based on how John structures his posts, and another based on a writer whose work I admire.
For each template I’ve made a gist to show you what they look like. They are just Markdown files, so go ahead and save , rename them if you like, and copy-and-paste the contents into a new file whenever you’re ready to write. Click the”view raw” link on the bottom of each gist to view the plain text version, which you can copy into a new file in your favourite writing app.
With this template, I can start by answering each dot line using a couple of notes about what I need to write in that section. By the time I am done, I’ll have a rough sketch of what the final piece will look like. This should make it simpler to expand my notes to fully-formed paragraphs and make them flow into each other nicely, because I know the structure of the whole piece in advance.
Using the template, I discovered that my outlining process became much more involved. I’d actually planned to perform a complete rough draft of the post in the early hours, but it took me a couple of hours simply to have the outline done, so that I put off the draft for another day.
On the other hand, I’d over 1600 words written in my outline, along with a good idea of what each segment would contain and how they would work together to create a sense of flow from the post. Even though outlining took more than normal, drafting took time since I had set myself up for victory. Writing the draft was just a matter of taking each chunk of notes out of the outline and filling out it into a readable paragraph or two.
It was quite a different process to how I normally do the job, and that I had been tempted a few times to avoid the extra research or thinking necessary to fill out the outline properly. I frequently put these things off till I’m drafting, which is when I should be centered on writing instead. I stuck to it, however, and from the time I got around to writing the draft I was glad I’d had.
I’ve really coined my outline and research procedure by using this template. It is a more effective part of the process now, and makes drafting easier. Hopefully it will lead to better function, also.
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