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Every Page is Page One by Mark Baker

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12.2. Keeping topics on one level

Keeping a topic on one level can be a particular challenge for writers used to creating books. The key to creating topics that stay on one level is to keep in mind the following characteristics of Every Page is Page One topics, which should be familiar by now.

  • Self-contained: In Chapter 7, EPPO Topics are Self-contained, we saw that an Every Page is Page One topic is like a car, not a brake caliper; it is a unit of content that can function alone. By the same token, when you are on a journey, you may need both a place to sleep and a way to move about. But you do not add beds and bathrooms to a car. Do that and the car becomes an RV, a much more expensive and ungainly vehicle that is unsuited to the other things ...

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