Writing is just one step in a much larger process

Writing is just one step in a much larger process

  • Budding writers should not be afraid of writing, but should experiment it as a form of free hand sketching.
  • They should spill out their brains and then build, fix or arrange the content in a creative way.
  • Writing does not just happen when we write something, but also happens when we are thinking, talking, seeing, listening and texting.
  • One needs to fall in love with writing and not think of it as a task to be accomplished.
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  • Whether digital or the (preferable) pen and paper, having a journal is a must to document nonsensical, random thoughts that may be the bricks of your next masterpiece.
  • Prewriting is as essential as the actual writing, and this rough exercise is done on your doodle pad or notepad. We can then give it shape, categorize it or file it for later use.
  • Writing is to be looked at from a reader’s mindset, and has to be about giving something.
  • The struggle, ego and insecurity are part of the writer’s block that simply disappears if we love the process of writing.

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Stephen king

“ If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.”

What is a beta reader?
  • Think of beta readers as the test audience for your book.
  • It’s not a beta reader’s job to provide grammar and style edits, or help you restructure a tricky plot arc.
  • A good beta reader will offer overall impressions, emotional reactions, and other feedback that will help you understand how a casual reader might react to your work.
Writing is Thinking

What most people don’t realize is that it’s often not actually the writing that is difficult. It’s the thinking behind the writing.

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." - David McCullough

Writing is essentially a robust tool that enables us to clarify and communicate our thoughts. While writing, you are forcing yourself to think critically and exercise parts of your brain that are typically on auto-pilot.  As Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

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