“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” ~ Ben Franklin
- Role-Model Reading: Ben read and thoroughly studied the themes and styles of authors he enjoyed reading, even taking notes.
- Flatter By Imitation: Next, Ben would copy the piece of writing and then a few days later he would try to write it from memory, but using his own words.
- Organize Your Mental Toolbox: Ben would often see that his re-written work was jumbled. He would compare his re-write to the outline of the original work and rearrange his piece to match the original flow.
The blogger, John Forde, also suggests how to use tabbed-outline software for step 3. You’ll want to read the whole article.