Composition teachers, preachers, and other respectable folk: Prepare to be appalled!
Remember those outlines with Roman numerals, sub-headed with Arabic numbers and
You call THIS an outline?
Believe it or not, a full manuscript followed this set of "notes". Granted, I seldom if ever actually read from said manuscript. Perhaps divulging my "process" will draw censure from grown-up writers and preachers. Much to my surprise, more people than usual said "you could hear a pin drop" and "wow I really connected to what you were saying!" I'm not ready to credit the sterling outline. Must be something more transcendent at work.