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It may seem like an easy step. Simply 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 name and an outline 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 first.
As I wrote an outline for a post this week I realized I had been repeating the same process for every single new article I work on. Like any fantastic programmer, I realised repeating the same work over and over means that is probably a good opportunity for automation.
So I decided to create a few templates for myself.
I started by developing a template for my common Ghost blog post arrangement. Since that structure’s particular to mepersonally, I also created a template based on how John structures his posts, and another based on a writer whose work I respect.
For each template I’ve made a gist to show you what they look like. They are only Markdown files, so go ahead and save them, 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 every list to view the plain text version, which you can copy into a new file on your favorite writing program.
With this template, I can begin with answering each dot point using a couple of notes about what I need to write in that section. From the time I am done, I will have a rough sketch of what the finished 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, since I understand the arrangement of the whole piece in advance.
Using the template, I found that my outlining process became more involved. I’d actually planned to perform 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 that I set off the draft for another day.
On the flip side, I had over 1600 words written in my outline, along with a good idea about what each section would contain and how they’d work together to create a feeling of flow in the post. Even though outlining took more than normal, drafting took less time since I had set myself up for victory. Composing 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 two.
It was quite a different process to the way I normally do the job, and that I had been tempted a few times to prevent the extra research or thinking required to fill out the outline correctly. I frequently put off these things until I’m drafting, and that’s when I should be centered on writing rather. I stuck to it, though, and from the time I got around to writing the draft I was grateful I had.
I’ve actually coined my outline and study procedure by applying this template. It is a more effective part of my process now and makes drafting easier. Hopefully it’ll lead to better work, too.