Personal Writing: The Seven Steps Of The Writing Process

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The writing process is an art to place the ideas out on paper, but not in a messy way.
Maybe the writing can be a messy process because we will need to find the writing process that will work for us, but at the end, we will have to use the right word combinations, so we can transmit the clear message to the reader. The seven steps of the writing process are: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading.
Sometimes is impossible to follow all the steps in sequence, but what really matters is that we continue working on the writing process until we can get our ideas down in a paper. The writing process for me is a talent that we develop with a lot of practice. My process is discovery,
composing,
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Usually, when I can get my ideas on a draft is a victory. So, in my mind comes a thought,
“Job is done.” Writing is a big challenge for me because it is much more complex than speak, I have to face the patience to actually sit down and write, and I have to find a way to make the writing experience to be exiting. Also, English is not my first language, so I generally take long time to find the right words to express myself and I do not have a very large vocabulary. Every time that a have a writing assignment I feel stressed and insecure; however, there is one good thing that I found out on my first English Composition class: on the writing process, you can correct the grammar, the spelling, and the structure, but in regards the expression of the ideas there are no wrong or right. This fact gave me a little bit of encouragement to keep trying. As Murray said for a writer his first draft is called “the zero draft”, but for me is my final draft. Of course, I will make some adjustments, but not rewrite the whole thing. Maybe that is something that I will learn with more practice. I confess that I never had the time or the
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I find myself spending much of my time organizing the thoughts, writing and rewriting, trying to get the wording right and making sure that everything is related with the topic. I want to make sure that my paper can make sense for the reader. Another challenge is how making the writing experience not boring, but exciting. How can I get the audience attention? Sometimes the subject that is super interesting to me will not be for others. This is the reason why I consider the writing process a piece of art. I concur with Murray when he says, “A piece of writing is never finished. It is delivered to a deadline, torn out of the typewriter on demand, sent off with a sense of accomplishment and shame and pride and frustration. If only there were a couple more days, time for another run at it, perhaps then …”, so basically, we delivery the writing assignment because of the deadline and not because we are satisfied completely with our writing I think this happen because the writers learned how to detach themselves from their work and allow them to be critical, but at the same time constructively. For us, is not so

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