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postcard template for word
It might seem like a simple step. Simply open a new document and start typing, right? But it’s rare for this to work for me. I love to have a strong working name and a summary before I write too much. 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 was repeating the same process for every new article I work . Like any good programmer, I realized repeating the same work over and above means that’s probably a good opportunity for automation.
So I decided to create a few templates for myself.
I began by developing a template for my most common Ghost blog post arrangement. Since that arrangement’s particular to mepersonally, I also created a template based on how John structures his articles, 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’re just Markdown documents, so go right ahead and save them, rename them if you like, and copy-and-paste the contents into a new file whenever you’re ready to compose. Click on the”view raw” link on the bottom of each list to view the plain text version, which you can copy into a new file in your favourite writing program.
With this template, I can start with answering each dot point with a few notes about what I should write in that section. From the time I’m done, I’ll have a rough sketch of what the final piece will look like. This should make it easier to enlarge my notes into fully-formed paragraphs and make them flow into each other well, because I understand the arrangement of the entire piece in advance.
Using the template, I found that my summarizing procedure became more involved. I’d really planned to do a complete rough draft of that post in the early hours, but it took me a couple of hours just to get the outline done, so I put off the draft for a different day.
On the other hand, I had over 1600 words composed in my outline, along with a solid idea about what each segment would comprise and how they’d work together to create a feeling of flow in the article. Though outlining took more than normal, drafting took less 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 the way I normally work, and that I had been tempted a few times to avoid the extra research or thinking required to complete the outline properly. I frequently put these things off until I’m drafting, which is when I must be centered on writing rather. I stuck to it, however, and by the time I got around to writing the draft I was grateful I had.
I have really coined my outline and study procedure by using this template. It is a more effective part of the process now and makes printing easier. Hopefully it’ll lead to better work, also.
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