My inhibitions are lower when I write first drafts using a medium I know that I will not be using for the final draft. I used to write on yellow pads, but writing a pandoc file in Emacs has the same psychological effect.
That's how I'm using it right now, too. It's just so easy to start writing and not focus on the peculiarities of formatting. I love LaTeX, but I always end up fussing about with styles and macros. Markdown and pandoc make it easy to just focus on the writing itself
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