When you can forget about structure, form can take on a completely different meaning.

As I’m writing this, I have a curious question in my mind. Am I writing…

  • An outline?
  • A summary?
  • An essay?
  • A book?

The truth is, I don’t know. The project size doesn’t matter. It could be any and all until I consider the content matured enough to share it.

Over time it might even grow… from a blog post to a booklet, and then maybe a series of books.

But what is my process really?

  1. I start with an idea, I put it on a card. I throw many ideas on the wall.

  2. I order the cards into a storyline with a common theme throughout I throw out unecessary cards and add a few new ones to fill gaps.

  3. Next, I delve into each idea. I flesh out the points I want to cover.

This is how my writing flows, and I continue until I feel it has the required depth and quality. Then I just compile it into the output I want.

Now, if this makes you reach for the stationary, stop. I actually did this all digitally, using a writing app called “Gingko”. It’s unique. I recommend it.

Why don’t you give it a try?

It might even make writing easy.