Productivity 2021

My second most popular post ever describes my Emacs Writing Setup. (My most popular post, if you’re interested, is this one.)

I wrote five novels and about thirty short stories using the method described in my Emacs Writing Setup, all the while experimenting with other methods. For example, I replicated some Scrivener features in Emacs and wrote about them here.

But over the past year all this has changed. So much so that I’m rewriting my Emacs Writing Setup from scratch.

So what’s changed? Briefly, I’ve started using Zettelkasten, org-roam and Doom Emacs for my writing flow. This has had a knock on effect for my productivity flow in general.

Over the next few months I’ll be going over my new set up. Let me know what you think.


  1. kworks says:

    After many years using Scrivener to the exclusion of all else, I was one of the many who was inspired by your posts to write in emacs. It’s proven a powerful internal paradigm shift for me and there’s no going back.

    I use the doom framework, as well as org-roam for my zettelkasten.

    Sidenote: I also use fountain-mode for screenwriting work. It’s incredible.

    So just thought to write a quick comment to let you know that you have a reader out in the world who is looking forward to your post(s) about your set up and how you’re using these tools.


    1. Tony says:

      Thank you for getting in touch. It’s so nice to know that someone is finding this useful!

      I’ve not looked at fountain-mode, I’ll take a look…


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