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Knowing how to approach a broad investigation or story can be a daunting prospect for all writers and journalists.

To help you sort through the mountain of information, journalist and non-fiction writer Jeff Maysh offers a guide to story processing for freelancers in a Twitter thread.

Maysh said that he creates a Google Document separating each chapter by its individual word count in order to clearly see his daily deliverables.

"This helps me because I’m painting by numbers, so I never feel overwhelmed. I just know that when I wake up today, all I [have to] do is write a 200 word history of say, Lotteries in the middle ages. No problem," he wrote.

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