April 01, 2021

Treat the creative process as a conveyor belt

Creative process is like a factory. You receive raw input in the form of articles, tweets and videos, which form ideas, which develop into some form of output.

It’s really like a conveyor belt. You add something in each step. Content goes from bullet points to sentences and paragraphs. From ideas to drafts and published works.

Therefore, you should design your creative process around this. Take advantage of the tools that allow you to do that. For example, Notion Kanban boards are great for visualising this process. Airtable can work similarly.

I use Ulysses for all my writing, so it’s also the central idea hub (and conveyor belt) for me.

Every post goes from “Index”, where I keep my raw resources, from which I generate “Ideas”, which develop into “Drafts” and are completed in the corresponding folder.

I highly recommend Ulysses and Notion.

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