January – Chapter 7: Taking Notes

For January 2008, my assignment is to write a chapter on taking notes
with Emacs. Here are the blog posts that I plan to write, each around
1000-2000 words long. This should give me plenty of material to edit,
if I don’t go mad first. ;)

 - [ ] Keeping Notes in Emacs
       Structured vs Unstructured (outline, free-form)
       Flat vs Hyperlinked
       Private vs Public
       File structure (one file, daily, snippets)
 - [ ] Outline Notes with Org, Blorg
 - [ ] Daily Notes with Planner
 - [ ] Hyperlinked Notes and Muse
 - [ ] Publishing Muse
 - [ ] Publishing Planner, RSS
 - [ ] Remember: quick note entry
 - [ ] Snippets with Howm
 - [ ] Blogging from Emacs - WordPress, LJ, Blogger,Muse-Blosxom, EmacsAtomAPI
 - [ ] Encrypted Notes (full file, segments) - MOSTLY WRITTEN

I find that thinking of a book as a collection of articles works out
well for me. Starting with a rough outline like this, I’ll write
2000-word articles of the kind that I’d write for Linux Journal or
LinuxWorld, and then I’d put them into my outline and add transitions.
After I write all the pieces, then I can write the introduction and
the wrap-up sections.

Slowly getting the hang of this writing thing… =)

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