The Writing Process Essay

834 Words Oct 30th, 2012 4 Pages
The Writing Process

Writing is a process; a writer is someone who uses this process to put his thoughts down on paper in an organized manner. As in all processes, this process has a beginning, middle, and end. The start of this process is the writer’s initial receptivity and finding a place where he is not going to be interrupted. Having pen and paper at the ready, letting one’s thoughts flow onto the paper. No thought is given to content; let one idea pull another, accepting anything that occurs to you. As one moves along putting random thoughts down on the paper, one will see that these thoughts are not random at all, but somehow, surprising they are all connected. Along with this receptivity there is
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Most people think that the principle problem is that writers are too proud of their writing. A writer must be able to read critically, but constructively. She must have a cool eye when surveying her work; willing to prune with a heavy hand knowing that the end result may be a manuscript that may look torn up and worked over. Most writers underestimate the amount of rewriting needed. The amount of rewriting that is done before the reader sees the finished product is often lost on the student who is reading it. Good writing is essentially rewriting, writing and rewriting again until the desired form is reached. A writer will often scan his draft first. Looking for the information contained within. Next, he will look for meaning of the information, being aware of the intended audience. A writer will ensure that the form is appropriate. Lastly, good writing is built on a solid framework. This framework is built upon the simplicity, clarity of the words that you choose. Simplicity is stripping each sentence down to the essential components. Get rid of any word that does not have a purpose. Clear you head of any thoughts that could clutter your writing. One would be hard pressed, to be expected to write clearly without having a clear mind. Don’t blame the reader if he can’t follow your writing. It is the writer’s job to convey his meaning to the reader, not the reader’s job to figure out what

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