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The steps of successful writing

Posted On : Jan-18-2012 | seen (495) times | Article Word Count : 580 |

No matter what you're writing - whether it's a poem, an article, or a story - you should take the time to plan and work through your thoughts. Everyone has a different thought process and a different way of going about things, but the basic steps should remain the same.
No matter what you're writing - whether it's a poem, an article, or a story - you should take the time to plan and work through your thoughts. Everyone has a different thought process and a different way of going about things, but the basic steps should remain the same. The universal steps of writing are to:

Brainstorm. The first step of any creative process is to come up with the concept and develop it. You can start brainstorming any way you'd like - take a walk, look at the Internet and read for inspiration, meditate, or write down all the ideas that come into your mind, no matter how far-fetched they may be. Once you have a tangible list down, go through it and make notes next to your ideas if you get additional inspiration from them. Start by only marking off the ideas that are implausible. You can continue to mark ideas off or order them until you've decided what you want to write about.

The second step of brainstorming is when you have picked your topic but don't have much else. You can spend some time thinking about it and forming points, or you can talk with a friend or a fellow writer about it. This is one of the plus sides to joining a writing community and engaging with other users; you have a pool of critical thinkers to bounce ideas off of and help your formulate your idea into something more solid and structured.

Outline. The next step is to research your subject, take notes, and compose your plan into a solid outline. This will give your work structure and provide you with a guide to keep your thoughts on track while writing. You don't have to follow your outline exactly, but your writing should have some sort of logical order. You can create your outline by working out steps in the order they should occur or by grouping related subtopics.

Write the first draft. Getting down the first draft should be easy now that you have all your thoughts thoroughly organized and laid out in front of you. Just sit down and write for thirty minutes at a time, taking short breaks in between unless you're able to breeze through it in one go. The first draft doesn't have to be perfect, but you should try to craft each sentence to have meaning and add something to your subject, so you will have less work to do later.

Revise. Usually, I read over my work as soon as I finish writing it and tweak any obvious errors. However, you may not catch any bigger mistakes or logical fallacies right away. The best thing to do after the first revision is to step away from your work and take a break. I usually sleep on it and then visit it again the next morning. Often, I read it aloud to myself or to another person; this is the absolute best way of catching mistakes, typos, and awkward wording.

You might be able to sit down and crank out a post without much thought, but most of the time you will need to follow these steps. Unless it's a subject you know well, researching and outlining is the most crucial step of all. In order to write a quality blog post - or anything - you will have to spend some time working through your thought process and linking ideas.

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