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But Don’t Over-scout the Route


The previous two posts highlighted the dangers of pushing off a ski slope or a writing project without knowing where you’re going. But there is such a thing as knowing too much. Imagine that after you untangle your skies and trudge back to the top of the hill, you see other skiers discussing your disastrous […]

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The Great Debate: Outline-and-Order vs. Draft-and-Discover


By Rosanne Bane What’s your writing style: rational or intuitive? Do you prepare an outline before you start drafting? Or do you discover what the structure will be as you draft? Outline-and-Order writers prefer to know where they’re going; they check the map before they start the engine. Actually, they draw the map, then double-check […]

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