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Usually, when writing for school, I follow the format of: Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them. Is this still appropriate for a PS? I feel like a PS is more creative and probably doesn't use this structure but I want to know everyone else's views on this.
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Ugh, no. Show me what you want me to learn about you. Don't waste space with an introductory outline, and don't "tell" me anything; show me. Dive right in and grab the reader's attention with something vivid--oftentimes this is mid-thought, mid-event, mid-conversation, etc. Then you can back up and set the scene a little and develop your theme.
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