Prewriting is the 1st and most important step of the writing process
Most writers spend the least time getting ready to write, more time writing and the most time fixing what they’ve written.
To Write Better, Easier & Faster, turn that template upside down. The active voice uses simple sentence structure:
- Invest most of your time getting ready to write.
- Spend less time writing.
- Devote the least amount of time to fixing what you’ve written.
Getting ready to write means conducting interviews and background research, coming up with a compelling story angle, organizing your message.
Do that, and you’ll have a great writing plan. When it comes time to write, you’ll be familiar enough with the material that you’re not hunting through notes and pecking out paragraphs, but letting the story flow.
Work with — not against — your brain
While we talk a lot about what to write — More stories! Fewer words! Shorter sentences! — we don’t focus so much on how.
Writing is hard because we weren’t taught how to write. Instead, we were taught how to edit: how to spell, punctuate and use the right grammar.
But there is a how to writing. Learn a few simple steps that will make your writing time more effective and efficient at How to write Better, Easier & Faster — our writing-process workshop starting Sept. 18.
You’ll learn to invest your time where it’ll do you the most good … stop committing creative incest … even save time by editing before writing.
Save up to $100 with our group discounts.