The Writing Process

First Draft – Figuring out what to say (Write)

Write wild. Explore ideas. Write about what hurts. Write about what people can’t say out loud. Don’t write what you know, write who you are. Summarize the core of the story in one or two sentences (25 words or less).

Tip: The colors blue and green enhance creativity.

Second Draft – Figuring out how to say it (Rewrite)

Once it’s been a few days, or even a few weeks since you wrote a scene, you can look back on written pieces with fresh eyes without losing your writing momentum. Revise and rewrite as you develop your story.

Third and Final Draft – Figuring out how to say it better (Polish)

Tip: The color red enhances performance on detailed tasks.