Welcome to my digital notebook.

This is (roughly) my digital zettelkasten, a collection of interlinked atomic notes about anything that interests me. In general, they will talk about strategy, research, UX, product development, learning, and knowledge management, but might stray pretty far afield from that sometimes.

Consider this my "digital garden." It's hobby work. I collect ideas that I am interested in, and I try to cultivate them as best I can. (Not sure where to get started? Try the Contents).

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Specifity Is the Hallmark of Good Writing

Good writing offers rich, specific detail.

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Specification Drives Characterization

Characterization is the result of increasing layers of specificity about an individual in a story.

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Five Commandments of Storytelling (Coyne)

Shawn Coyne lists five commandments of storytelling that are vital to the creation of a scene in fiction.

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Zettelkasten

A set of notes related to the zettelkasten method of knowledge management

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Zettelkasten Facilitates Thinking

A zettelkasten isn't just a notebook or an archive. Rather, it helps facilitate thinking by putting disparate sources into conversation with one another and the researcher.

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Writing

A collection of notes related to writing

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Writing with a Zettelkasten

Sönke Ahrens' method for writing an article with his zettelkasten.

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Writing Is Thinking

The act of writing is not the result of thinking but is itself a kind of externalized thinking.

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Writing by Hand Is a Forcing Function

Writing by hand may be beneficial in that it slows thought down and forces more mindful consideration of the words.

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Write Literature Notes to Inform Permanent Notes

When creating literature notes, keep in mind the permanent notes that may develop from them.

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