Monday, May 26, 2014

The Writing Process

by Lisbeth L. McCarty

Each person uses a different process to write, just as each human being is different.

There is no right or wrong to any method; the bottom line is to keep writing. Here are three parts of the process that have helped me:

1. Read. This is redundant, as I have no doubt that every writer is a reader. On the other hand, we all only have so many hours in a day. Television is easy and Facebook is fun, but try to make a point to read a book or part of a book every day.

2. Inspiration. Inspiration is everywhere, even when you are simply walking down the street. All the authors I know have minds that are running full-time, so try to harness those ideas by taking note of something each day that inspires you for use in your writing.

3. Edit. We’ll all seen misspelled signs. If you are like I am, you are exhausted by the time you are finished writing and don’t want to re-read what you have just written. Take advantage of your talented friends or hire a copy editor.

Lisbeth L. McCarty
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