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  1. The Snowflake Model

    The Snowflake Model is a classic outlining technique. Start with A) Beginning, B) Middle, C) End. See Figure 1 below.

    Take item A and replace it with three subitems, A1, A2, and A3. Do the same for B and C. See Figure 2 below.

    Replace A1 with A1a, A1b, and A1c. Yadda yadda for B and C. See Figure 3. It's starting to look kinda snowflakey, which is how the model got its name.


    You're probably not going to have exactly ...
  2. Good Writing Part 1

    Writing is easy. As with speaking, you can make yourself understood with a surprisingly small number of words. The ultimate goal of writing, however, is to communicate an idea or an emotion or some information to people you may never meet.

    Good writing is not easy. You much draw your readers in and keep their interest. You must choose each word for maximum impact. You must include the absolutely necessary and exclude everything else. You must have a message, and you must express it ...
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