Tim Ikels - Creator, Publisher, Marketer

Git For Writers (Creating, Writing) - Simplify & Experiment

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Most folks think Git (combined with GitHub) is some complicated programmer thing. Nope. It’s basically a magic “undo” button with superpowers.

Imagine trying to write a book with several people, constantly emailing drafts back and forth. Git is the fancy filing cabinet that keeps all those versions (aka “branches”) organized, letting you see who changed what and easily go back if someone messes something up.

Here’s why all content creators and writers should care:

What in the heck is Git?

It tracks every change you make to a file. Crazy detailed “Save As” with a timeline of who changed what, when.

This means you can:

Why bother with this “code stuff”?

Okay, how do I start?

  1. Get Git: Download and install it.
  2. Maybe use a website: GitHub and others make Git less scary, plus they store your stuff online.
  3. The bare minimum commands: You only need a few to reap big benefits: init, add, commit, branch, merge. Google the rest as needed.

Writer-specific tips

Beyond the surface

A Few More Resources

Git = Freedom to Write

All of this leads to one thing:

You don’t have to ‘fight the tech’ anymore, and you’re finally able to focus on what really matters: Your words.

It takes away the worry of losing stuff. It lets you be bold. That’s the kind of headspace you need to make your best work.

No fancy features required - the basic idea is enough to change everything.

Stay awesome,

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