I sometimes think that writing is like driving sheep down a road. If there is any gate open to the left or the right the reader will most certainly go into it.

        -C.S. Lewis, Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces, p. 555

Probably my most frequent mistake when writing is being ambiguous and expecting the reader to sort is out on his or her own. Why leave any gates along the path open?  

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