Making git prose-friendly

I write all of my prose in plain text. The format I use is markdown/multimarkdown for all of the reasons markdown became a thing; it's easy to read as-is and it's easy to parse and render into richer formats like HTML. As an aside, I may switch to ASCIIDOC after reading Scott Chacon's excellent piece on how he used it to revolutionize his technical writing. But that's another post for the future!