Writing

Second Brain Case Study: Citation Management in Academia

This is an interview and case study with Addison Shockley, a Phd in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetoric. He has developed a customized workflow to use with his second brain that allows him to precisely track citations for writing academic articles, including multi-colored progressive summarization (red for arguments/debates, blue for external significance, black

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Commonplace Books: Creative Note-Taking Through History

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Introducing RandomNote Web

I’m very proud to present version 3.0 of RandomNote Web, a free web app we created to help people serendipitously resurface and rediscover their Evernote notes, with the goal of improving their learning and creative output. [button link=”https://evernote-random.glitch.me” type=”big” newwindow=”yes”] Visit RandomNote Web[/button] Version 3.0 was generously created by Chris Galtenberg, Callum Flack, and Ben

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The Future of Ebooks

I’ve published a few ebooks over the past year, and have plans for a couple more before the end of the year. In contrast to fears about the “end of reading,” my self-publishing experiences have led me to believe that we’re in the midst of a transformational revolution in reading. But it remains to be

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Hostwriting with Michael Fogleman

I recently had a conversation and interview with Michael Fogleman, who offers a service called Hostwriting that takes writers step by step through the process of writing their book. Michael and his team offer coaching services, an online course, and an ebook production service, all centered around the idea that writing can be fun and

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Why I’m Leaving Medium

I’ve been writing on Medium for three and a half years. In that time, I’ve written somewhere north of 100,000 words, in more than 50 long-form essays, read by many tens of thousands of people. I’m a “Top Writer” in two of the most popular categories on the site — Productivity and Reading — and have more than 8,000

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Second Brain Case Study: How I Write Long-Form Blog Posts

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Introducing Praxis Vol. 1: Design Your Work

My first self-published ebook (Affiliate Link) went live in the Amazon Kindle store this weekend. I feel like a proud parent: It is a compilation of 16 posts from this blog, published between 2014–2016, updated and edited for clarity, accuracy, and consistency. If you’ve been wanting to dive into the archives, now is the time.

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PARA Part 3: RandomNote – Building an Idea Generator

What if you could push a button and immediately be given an idea? Not just any idea. A good idea. An idea relevant to your interests, your goals, and your current projects. What if every time you pushed this button, you also made it more likely that even better ideas would be surfaced in the

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