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In the last few paragraphs of the previous chapter I was considering with you how to bridge the gap between planning and writing, especially if the pause between the two became too long. Now I am returning to pauses, negative, necessary and positive. This part, like many of your writing pauses, will be relatively brief but it will be necessary if you are to produce at your best. We will get the negative pauses out of the way first …[Page 104]