Category: behind the process

Behind “The Process”: AFTER Getting It Over With (Starting Second Drafts)

Writing second drafts is fun. I’ll show you.
(An extension of a post on writing first drafts,)

Behind “The Process”: Get It Over With (Writing First Drafts)

Sometimes you have to power through your first draft

One of the toughest things about creative writing is getting through the pain of a first draft. Go into it with the right mindset, get it over with, and let the real fun begin!

Behind “The Process”: 1 Quick Show-Don’t-Tell Cheatcode

Show don't tell is the most common writing advice. Dialogue can be a means to that end.

Almost every writer has heard the saying “show, don’t tell.” That can be easier said than done. Here’s how dialogue can help.

Behind “The Process”: Pre-Writing a Blog Post

Don't make writing a blog post more difficult than it has to be. Structure your blog post before you write it, and it pretty much writes itself.

Anyone can write a blog. But not everyone writes good blogs. Figure out what you’re trying to say BEFORE you say it. Here’s one way to do that…

Behind “The Process”: Productive Procrastination in 4 Steps

Procrastinating is widely looked down upon, something that is a sign of laziness. Or outright stupidity. Procrastinating is viewed on par with being lazy–wasting your time. I know because people have told me this in my life. A lot. But some see it differently.
Allow me to explain…