EMAIL NUMBER 59
Error In My Book
Scott P. Scheper
Downtown San Diego, CA
Thursday, 4:46 p.m.
In late October of last year, I found myself in a state of denial.
I had just hung up with Clemens Luhmann, the youngest son of Niklas Luhmann.
Clemens had just read an advanced copy of my book, Antinet Zettelkasten, and we had a call to verify I got the details right.
There were minor corrections here and there——mostly small things.
However, toward the end of the call, I asked Clemens a question I wish I hadn't asked.
I asked him, "Can you walk me through the specific process your father followed when he used his Zettelkasten to write?"
I found my confirmation bias kicking in——I wanted to filter out the contradictory information Clemens told me.
But I simply couldn't.
What Clemens told me conflicted with a core belief I held about Luhmann's workflow.
I learned that Luhmann followed a very nuanced technique when using his Zettelkasten to write.
The problem was… I had just finished writing my 594-page book, and I hadn't followed this writing technique!
It also meant the section in my book on Luhmann's writing workflow contained an error.
It was too late to go back and correct the error——the book had already gone to print.
I don't fault myself too hard for the error. In fact, I blame Sönke Ahrens. He's the one who initially perpetuated this error.
As usual, it's all his fault. Not my own. Not even a little bit.
But seriously, this newly discovered technique in Luhmann's writing process is a game-changer.
This new technique will improve your writing by about 20%, and also make writing much easier for you.
I'll be covering Luhmann's nuanced technique in detail in Issue No. 3 of The Scott Scheper Letter.
I'll be walking you through the latest version of the Antinet Zettelkasten workflow (which now includes Luhmann's nuanced writing workflow).
I've been implementing this new workflow in my own writing process for the past several months and have seen my writing improve drastically.
You'll get all of this new material in the upcoming issue of The Scott Scheper Letter.
Be forewarned: I get very personal in the upcoming issue. In fact, the first half of the letter talks mostly about "life philosophy."
But halfway through, I suck you right back into "knowledge development land" with this latest discovery about Luhmann's writing process.
This upcoming issue of The Scott Scheper Letter is going to be another classic.
If you're already a subscriber, there's nothing for you to do. Just sit back, sip on some chardonnay on ice (like Scott), and wait for this fresh new issue to arrive in early March.
For the rest, you have twelve days left to subscribe to get Issue No. 3.
The price of a subscription is free for the first month. All I ask is you pay the $11.86 for shipping and materials cost (yes, I discovered shipping and materials actually costs me $11.86 for each issue).
As a bonus, I'll throw in five Antinet-related gifts (valued at $1,065) for free.
All you have to do is say "maybe"——by saying yes to the trial.
Oh, and you'll want to get your subscription before I hike up the monthly price. (Don't worry if you're already a subscriber. The rate you get in at is what you'll pay forever).
Here's the link to picking up your free 30-day trial:
Thank you for all the support.
And stay crispy, my friend.
Scott P. Scheper
"A Man Who Feels Sorry for Anyone Who Cancelled Their Subscription!"
Thursday, 6:11 p.m.