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Posted by JBfrom
Oct 12, 2011 at 05:40 PM


After reading the OP and Lucas’ nice post, I revise my answer.

The real question is, how do you rearrange your writing.

You’re basically looking for BrainStormWFO. There’s no tagging. Instead, you give paragraphs one-line titles. Then you arrange the titles in the logical sequence. This is the fastest way to restructure your writing. It also allows you to shift individual sentences that don’t fit with the logical flow. You can rearrange title order, then rewrite titles, then adjust match of sentences below titles, all in a feedback loop, until the flow of ideas makes sense.

After you’ve done this, you switch to text editor mode again to rewrite your transitions.

For minor restructuring, I just use emacs in collapsed outline view, with the same strategy of good titles for paragraphs or sections, and then rearranging. Using indirect buffers greatly expands this capability.

Vim or whatever would work too.


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