Editorial & Drafts Workflow for Quick Capture of Story Ideas
Date: 06.Dec 2013 | Reading Time: 1 minute, 21 seconds
It all starts in Drafts, which I can fire up wherever I go from my iPhone. I enter an idea, or a short title or a link with a comment. This then gets appended to a Markdown file on Dropbox called Story Ideas.md. Conveniently, this file lives in my Editorial folder in Dropbox and show right up on my iPad.
Write about this cool workflow
Becomes this in my Story Ideas.md:
2013-12-06 - Write about this cool workflow ---
In Editorial, I have a workflow called Manage Story Ideas that allows me to extract an idea from the whole document into a new document ready for editing. Alternatively, I can also delete the idea if I decide it’s not worth pursuing after all.
I wanted the workflow to open up the newly created document ready for editing. Sadly, Editorial currently has a bug that doesn’t all that, so that little extra convenience has to wait until the next Editorial update.