Writing guides Writing Process

Writing process: From discovery to done (complete guide)

The writing process has many stages, from discovery and investigation to publication. Read authors’ insights on finding ideas, revision and more, and tips and methods to find the process that works for you.

Editing Writing Process

Revision in writing: How to improve between drafts

Revision in writing, the third stage of the writing process, is a creative, pre-editing phase for developing your material so far and improving it. Read tips to make the most of this process.

Finding ideas Writing Process

What is prewriting? Preparing to write with purpose

Prewriting is an important stage of writing as it ensures your story project has purpose, a market, clarity, and the conceptual bedrock to build an enduring story. Learn more.

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Story planning and outlining: Complete guide

Story planning is an excellent solution to avoid getting stuck. Read why outlining stories is a smart choice, methods to plan stories, authors on planning and more, plus find extra resources on planning and story structure.

NaNoWriMo Writing Process

What is NaNoWriMo? Rules and reasons to do it

What is NaNoWriMo? Learn all about National Novel Writing Month, the rules, and 8 reasons why write-a-thons and writing bootcamps are worth doing.

Plotting Writing Process

How to write a plot outline: 7 plotting techniques

There is no single method for how to outline a story, but these are some ways to make story structure and planning work for you and your writing process.

Writing Motivation Writing Process

Writing rituals: 8 good habits of serious writers

Writing rituals and good habits in writing are hard to develop, but once you’ve got them you might just have a great writing process for life.

Writing Motivation Writing Process

10 writing resolutions for a novel year

Writing resolutions, like other goals, are best kept small and easily attainable. Read 10 ideas for reaching your goals this year:

Writing Inspiration Writing Process

10 things serious writers do without fail

Serious writers cultivate specific habits. Read Amy Tan on the impetus for writing, Murakami on acquiring endurance and more.

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