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Strategies to improve outlining skills

June 1st, 2015 No comments
Josh Earl , B2B Copywriter

Strategies to improve outlining skills

I used to hate outlining. It was frustrating and didn’t seem to help my writing at all.

When I’d sit down to write, I’d scribble out a few bullet points that were related to what I wanted to write about. These points were usually a loose collection of thoughts that centered around a single theme that I wanted to convey. I’d shuffle the bullets around on the screen, trying to bring some semblance of order or impose some kind of sequence to them. Usually they included several items that were tightly related to what I wanted to say, plus a few tangential items that I really wanted to squeeze in because they seemed interesting.

After a few minutes, I’d get frustrated trying to herd these cats into an outline, and at that point I’d figure it was time to get writing. The outline could only take me so far, right? Read more…

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Time: Elon Musk on How To Build Knowledge

June 1st, 2015 No comments
Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., smiles during the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Musk said that well take autonomous cars for granted in a short period of time and signaled that the automaker plans to be a leader in the nascent market. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., smiles during the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He said:

“Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.”

Elon Musk on How To Build Knowledge

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