The Writer's Process

ebook Getting Your Brain in Gear

By Anne Janzer

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Do you know your best writing process? Do you trust it?

Writing isn't a single skill—it combines mental processes and activities ranging from idea generation to polishing and publishing. It's a process that may look slightly different for each of us.

The strongest writers develop and trust a process that works for them at every stage of the work.

When we ignore the process, we get stuck—waiting for inspiration or beating ourselves up for not finding the time to write.

This book guides you through understanding your own best process, whether you're creating prose or poetry, and whether you write for work, school, fun, or profit.

Master the Inner Game of Writing

The Writer's Process combines the proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work.

In these pages, you'll find:

  • Why waiting for inspiration doesn't work (and how to build creativity into your writing life)
  • Strategies for making time to write in a busy, interrupt-driven life
  • How to get over the initial anxiety of the blank page and make steady, reliable progress
  • What to do if writer's block shows up
  • Find out why so many writers have found this book helped them improve their creativity and productivity—and then get started on your own best process.

    The Writer's Process