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Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded, 2nd Edition by Faith Sullivan, Stephen Wilbers

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Appendix II

Checklist: Keys to Great Writing

The purpose of this appendix and Appendix III is to help you pull it together, to gather the various tips and techniques presented throughout this book so that you can see them at a glance, continue to work with them over time, and incorporate them into your writing.

I compiled these appendices with the thought that they would be useful to you both now and in the future. If you return to this book for a review six months—or six years—from now, or if you simply want the lessons to stay fresh in your mind as you continue to develop your writing skills, Appendix II and III are the sections to turn to.

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