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The Berkun Process

Scott Berkun’s brilliance never ceases to amaze me. In the video below, which runs at 30X real-time, we see a 1000 word essay that took 3 hours to write being created in 5 freakin’ minutes. While the footage whizzes by, Scott explains what he was doing and thinking during the creative act.

Like Gerry Weinberg does in his “Fieldstone Method“, Scott carries a notebook around wherever he goes and jots down notes/ideas as they appear in his head out of the ether. This crucial practice prevents the dreaded “blank page” syndrome from manifesting when it’s time to sit down and write.

BD00 collects “fieldstones” in much the same way. He also sketches out dorky pictures for future enhancement and refinement in Microsoft Visio.

  1. March 4, 2012 at 1:18 am

    This video is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  2. February 27, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Thanks Tony. Both links you gave me have some great information. I will give them my full attention in the morning 🙂

  3. February 27, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Ur welcome. It’s morning here in the US (6:30 AM). I’m up and at ’em, starting to prep for my trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2014. Whoo Hoo! 🙂

  1. July 24, 2013 at 1:00 am

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