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“Allow yourself to go to that sacred place within yourself where you keep the treasure that is called by your name”. - Virginia Satir
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Thanks for weighing in. I will download and look at your MasterList. I think what I have learned is, as you mentioned, to keep a log. Not daily perhaps, but at least a key file so that I have a handle on all the ideas that I have so that my searches can become more consistent.huguatrix wrote:I've been intrigued by your question, David, and everyone's thoughts. (Of course I'm playing with Agenda and Ghostnotes now too...)
I'm wondering if something like a writing log in a single document might be an idea. I use a research log to track my research explorations so that I have a bit of a trail of what and where I've searched, and what I've found. (I still get lost!)
I found an old Scrivener file called Masterlist that I'm pretty sure I got from this site, eons ago. It was developed to keep track of writing projects, notes and ideas, as well as submissions. It's quite straightforward and easily adaptable.
I adapted it slightly and added a Daily Log document, with instructions on how to view the log as you write. My thinking, based on my getting lost and having to retrace my writing and research steps and thoughts, is that a single log document might be the most helpful.
I also added a Keyword Log document, in case that's useful (my particular bugaboo: I'm having to corral way too many synonyms for the same concept (!)).
Thu May 02, 2019 6:46 pm Post
David G. wrote:I am learning that, the way I write, and the way I think, is up to me, and only me. This applies not only to content but to the way I used tools to achieve my goals.
David G. wrote:I have learned that Scrivener is not always used by everyone for output for editors and such.
Thu May 02, 2019 8:51 pm Post
David G. wrote:I seem to do best when I have a large whiteboard in my creative room.
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I find that feeling the freedom to write by hand and not worrying about writing mistakes (dry erase is easy to correct), does give me that, hand to eye, eye to mind, mind to memory symmetry that is good for memory. If I leave it up on the board for a few days, that is OK too.
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when I start using Scapple or other mind mapping software, I have to start remembering the rules it uses to function - even the simplest of rules. As soon as I do this I am way off the point of just picking up a marker and starting to draw on the board what was occurring in my mind in that moment.
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Fri May 03, 2019 4:45 pm Post
mbbntu wrote:No, indeed. My approach with my thesis was to export a very basic text and then format everything with Nisus Writer Pro. It worked very well. But when Scrivener first appeared all those years ago, it took some people a while to realize it was not a word processor in the manner of MS Word, which was intended to make flyers, advertising sheets, brochures, business letters and all the rest. I get the impression that plenty of people still struggle with this. For me, I never had any trouble with conceptualizing writing and formatting as two different processes that probably ought to be accomplished at different times with different tools..
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