Writing Tip: Develop a process

Apr 3, 2013 | Better Writing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently concluded an exhibition titled “Matisse: In search of true painting.” For me, the most interesting part of the exhibition was the insight into Matisse’s creative process. If you write frequently and you want to write well, you have to develop your own creative process.

Every good writer has a process. Every process is unique, even though they all include the same general steps.

Capture your ideas. You get ideas all the time, but you can’t do anything with them unless you capture them.

Combine and modify your ideas. Most ideas need work before they become something useful.

Turn your ideas into a piece of writing. Revision is a big part of the process at this point.

Learn from what other people do, but develop a process that works for you. Here are some resources to give you ideas.

My post: “The Robin Williams Rules

Michael Hyatt: “Using a Blogging Template to Write Posts Faster

Karin Abarbanel: “Beethoven’s creative system