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promissory note free template
It may seem to be a simple step. Simply open a new file 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 a lot of. John’s written about this before, after he found he could accelerate his writing procedure ~600 percent by producing an outline .
As I wrote an outline for a post this week I realised I was repeating the exact same procedure for every new post I work on. Like any fantastic programmer, I realised repeating the same work over and above means that’s probably a fantastic 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 created a template based on how John structures his posts, and another based on a writer whose work I admire.
For every template I’ve made a gist to show you what they look like. They’re only Markdown documents, so go right ahead and save , rename them if you prefer, and copy-and-paste the contents into a new file whenever you’re ready to compose. Click on the”view raw” link to the bottom of every gist to view the plain text version, which you may copy into a new file on your favorite writing program.
With this template, I can start with answering each dot point 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 well, because I know the structure of the whole piece beforehand.
Using the template, I found that my summarizing procedure became much more involved. I had actually planned to do a full rough draft of the post in the morning, but it took me a couple of hours just to have the outline done, so I put off the draft for a different day.
On the flip side, I had over 1600 words written in my outline, and a solid idea about what each section would comprise and how they would work together to create a feeling of flow from the post. Though outlining took more than normal, drafting took less time because I’d set myself up for success. Writing the draft was just a matter of taking each chunk of notes from the outline and filling it out into a readable paragraph or two.
It had been quite a different process to the way I normally work, and I was tempted a couple of times to avoid the extra research or thinking required to fill out the outline properly. I often put off these things until I’m drafting, which is when I must be focused on writing rather. I adhered to it, though, and from the time I got around to writing the draft I was grateful I had.
I have actually overhauled my outline and research process by applying this template. It is a more effective part of my procedure now and makes printing easier. Hopefully it will lead to better work, too.