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