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Mantras and Outlines

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In 3 days I had written what I thought were perfect paragraphs using the mantra* 'knowledge claim – reason – warrant – evidence – implications' from a Thesis Whisperer post.
Unfortunately, despite the length of time for serious writing with no coffee breaks (Vanilla Pod cafe closed) - I'd only managed three! (It could be argued that 3 perfect paragraphs are better than 30 mediocre ones but I'd like to finish this thesis.)
I discovered Scrivener. The Thesis Whisperer confessed falling in love in 5 minutes and I was sceptical. Any-one can fall in love with an iPad in 1.5 seconds but not a software program! I was wrong... 3 days later I have restructured my thesis outline.  Back to writing!