Moving from notes and ideas to written text
I'm an academic that has been doing some sort of informal Zettelkasten (ZK)-like notetaking for a while but I just discovered the ZK concept. ZK appeals to me but almost all of the discussion is about the initial notetaking and linking and not much seems to be about translating the notes into publishable text. Does anyone here have experience actually using their ZK to create articles or books? I see how the notes linking can help clarify thinking and connections, but not how to actually use it to WRITE something, especially taking it all the way to a properly cited and formatted paper. Is the ZK supposed to be primarily for the thinking stage, or even thinking & outlining, but then you use another program/format/method to write the text? How do you manage the back-and-forth as your writing inspires your thinking and text structure? I'm looking forward to comments.
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