I’ve been thinking about getting back into my writing. Well, not just thinking. I’ve been doing a large amount of research lately. My research has led me to getting back to the basics of writing, starting all over.
With that in mind here are three basic, helpful writing videos from our favorite video provider: YouTube.
Brainstorming Done Right!
While “Ed Muzio” focusses more on the group process of brainstorming, the process is still pretty solid. 1) Generate ideas, 2) Note all ideas, no matter how absurd 3) Process the ideas. Personally, I have more ideas than I have time to work with, but brainstorming is always the beginning and it is good to start at the beginning.
The Writing Process
The writing process never really changes, maybe steps are combined, or in a different order, but it’s generally the same every time. 1) Brainstorming (see above video), 2) Drafting/Writing, 3) Revising, 4) Editing, 5) Publishing.
For me, brainstorming and coming up with ideas is the easy part, the hard part is getting it all out of my head and onto paper, and then making it look good by revising and editing. Publishing is the exciting part.
Have you ever went back to the basics? What’s your favorite part of the writing process? The worst part?