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    would you use this method for writing?

    WRITING HERE EVERY day led me, at some point, to look for productivity methods and apps that would optimize my work, time, and decision-making process. I found editorial calendars and lists to be my favorite ways to organize my content (and my life, actually). So, at the end of the month, I sit in front of an app called @craftsdoc, and I make a list of days I post here and the topics I wanna write about. For example, this post looks like this in my content plan: “Mo 31 — editorial calendar for writing books?”. I mean… urgh, I just gave away an important part of this post but…

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    How to write an outline like setting goals

    I was thinking about productivity and goals. You know I’m a planner, and I like setting goals for almost everything. I also advocate a lot for outlining as an important writing tool, especially if you see them as a writing itinerary, a map, or a checklist for a story or an idea’s exposition. I don’t want to bring the whole discussion about outlining or not, pantsers vs. plotters, and all that. Let’s just assume you have nothing against outlining and that you also see it as the writing tool that it is. There are a million different approaches for it. You can list plot points, significant events, you can use…

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    Outlining or Contour In Writing

    Previously on Beard Between the Lines, we talked about three steps to plan your content. I guess it’s pretty clear that I’m a writer who likes outlining everything. And, in fact, some people ask me all the time what I think about outlining, for what I wrote about it many times before. The previous post brought that discussion again. So here’s how I see it. Writing is art. When you sit in front of an easel with a canvas on it, you usually don’t go painting immediately. First, you feel the texture on the surface of the canvas. You breathe in. You hold a piece of charcoal in your hands.…