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On Writing: Composition and Layout are Two Different Things

I write a lot. Seriously. I tried to work out my monthly output once, and it was kind of scary – between work stuff, personal stuff, this website, forums I’m on, and all the email I send, I sometimes write the equivalent of a short novel every three to six weeks. (I average around twenty-thousand words a week, give or take.)

This doesn’t make me good, or anything approaching an expert, but it does lend me a certain amount of jaded experience…

One of the things I have very much noticed is that people tend to conflate composition and layout when writing, or thinking about writing. My take is that, no, that way lies madness.
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