Comments about my Organising Knowledge paper
“I’ve worked with a lot of editors in my years of writing. Francis Miller has been the one that has brought out my best work.
I experienced this when I was writing for RoamBrain. That’s why I asked him to be the editor of my first book, How to Turn Ideas Into Reality.
He helped me both on the strategic and tactical levels.
For instance, I decided to write for a specific audience—entrepreneurs and independent creators—because of a challenge that Francis gave me as he started editing the book.
His questions also led me to expound on many ideas. The book is so much better because of his input and guidance.
Francis’s papers on information design are also a huge influence on the book (e.g., diagrams and reading routes).
Thank you, Francis!”
“Francis Miller’s writings have had a significant impact on how I design my trainings and online courses, and structure my writing.
His ideas around multi-level summaries and knowledge structures are invaluable.
I hope more non-fiction writers take heed of Francis’s ideas.”
Daryl Chow MA, Ph. D. (Psych)
Co-author of Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness (American Psychological Association, 2020) and Co-editor of The Field Guide to Better Results: Evidence-Based Exercises to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness (American Psychological Association, 2023)
Author of the Frontiers of Psychotherapist Development newsletter and the Full Circles: Meditations on the Inner and Outer Life newsletter
“Francis has a keen mind. He knows all about Occam’s razor, rapidly getting to the nub of an issue.
When I was planning my book Dual Coding With Teachers, Francis suggested I consider adopting an approach that structured the content in a way that allows for different reading routes through it.
I learned that he had researched this strategy thoroughly and was able to offer me several important sources on this topic. The Reading Routes section at the start of my book has proven to be an important part of the book’s early success. During its construction, Francis was, again, a great help in suggesting wording and sequencing of advice.
Having impressed me, I also asked him to contribute a section on diagrams to my book. His two double-page spreads are exemplary in the clarity of both their language and visual explanation.
I am very fortunate to have met Francis and gained from his friendly and incisive collaboration.”
Information designer and author of Dual Coding with Teachers (John Catt, 2019)