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XML, the markup language that makes your text easy for software to manipulate, can actually help you, as a writer. Don't fight it. Learn to think structurally, and you will grow to appreciate all those little tags, and, if you are brave, the model structures, the Document Type Definitions and schemas.
If you contribute text to a large site, you are already hemmed in with XML. Relax, and enjoy the scaffolding, as you build your content.
XML forces you to think about the purpose of each little piece of your content: why am I writing this component, and why does it appear exactly here in the structure?
I know that doesn't sound like fun, at first, but as you work in an XML world, I believe that you will begin to appreciate the way that XML encourages you to clarify your organization, sharpen your points, and serve your users better.
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