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Dana, I do not believe that you are disagreeing. What you are doing is this: Sometimes you are using written expression to discover what it is that you want (or need) to say. This idea does not go against what the 'knowing exactly what it is' thing at all. Jim
>From: Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
>Sent: May 20, 2010 8:01 AM
>To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>Subject: Re: Writing clearly
>On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 'Technical Writing Plus' wrote:
>> But you always should know exactly what it is that you want to say
>> (before you put pen to paper).
>I disagree with this point. If I am having trouble knowing where to start, I will begin by typing a
>random list of relevant points and work from there. In other words, I don't always know
>exactly what I want to say, but I do have an idea of the points that need to be covered.
>I don't think my writing is more or less clear because of this, but it certainly helps with
>:) Dana W.
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