Do you ever write natively in your ZK?
I keep noticing something happening in my workflow, so I want to share my experience and know if the same happens with you.
Let's say a professor has asked for a brief essay (~1,000 words) asking us to synthesize and reflect upon several readings (this is a common assignment type in my courses). So, I open The Archive and read through my relevant Zettels, which may be directly about a given reading or a branch off on some related topic. Then my synthesizing thinking begins, so I draft a new note, articulating how some new idea n connects concepts x and y. I'll add than my n notes have proven very fruitful in building my knowledge and establishing insightful links between notes. So far this seems pretty typical for ZK use.
Here's the part I'm curious about. I keep finding that after I do the above a few times, I find myself writing the assignment directly in The Archive rather than my text editor. On the one hand, these notes aren't nearly as atomic as some of my other conceptual notes. On the other hand, these longer written pieces being in my ZK means that they appear in other searches, which has led to more linking in my knowledge production (e.g., at the end of a Zettel writing, "See [[this assignment]] for another way I connected these ideas").
Do you do this? Why or why not? Do you link to external documents in your ZK instead? I welcome any ideas on the subject!
Observations logged here: write.as/via-poetica
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