LawProse Lesson #320: Stopping and starting.

LawProse Lesson #320: Stopping and starting.

Stopping and starting.

Flow. Fluency. Continuity. These are some of the most challenging things to achieve in the process of writing.

Here’s a tip: When you’re composing, and you need a little breather, never stop at the end of a section or paragraph. Instead, begin the following sentence and then take your break. You’ll naturally be thinking about how to complete the sentence as soon as you resume. And you’ll probably continue smoothly.

It’s a good way to overcome small procrastinations.

Further reading: Legal Writing in Plain English 9–15 (2d ed. 2013); The Winning Brief 11–45 (3d ed. 2014).

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