B. The Artist, Architect, Carpenter, and Inspector

Some people excel at expansionary thinking; others excel at contractionary thinking. Whichever applies to you, you can use devices to help you get into the right mindset at the right time.

For example, this Toolkit uses a variation of a model that dramatizes the writing process.74 In our version, as you 'build' your case, you adopt the personality of 1 of 4 characters: 'The Artist', 'The Architect', 'The Carpenter', and 'The Inspector'. If you work through the entire Toolkit, you will give each 'character' a turn at the front of your brain.

74 Betty S Flowers, 'Madman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge: Roles and the Writing Process' (1979) 44 Proceedings of the Conference of College Teachers in English 7. See also, Ruggero J Aldisert, Winning on Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument (2nd ed, 2003) 124–5; Bryan A Garner, The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts (2nd ed, 2004) 4–5.

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