Friday, March 22, 2013
I become more and more aware (painfully aware) in each project to transform some of my blog posts into stand-alone content, that there are so many problems that will crop up later unless you plan ahead when you're writing the post. Specifically, you should put all your rules and mechanics in summary form in a bullet list or numbered list. ALL of them. Don't embed any rules in explanatory text and speculation about possibilities, because you probably aren't going to use that BS, or will write new BS anyways. If the guts of what you are talking about are in bullet lists and numbered lists, you can easily copy them to your working file and expand them properly. Writing the other way just leads to grief.