“I don’t know where to start!” This must be the most common cry of the would-be writer – the person who wants (or needs) to write a blog post or an article or an essay – even a book – but is overwhelmed by the idea before they put fingers to keyboard.
In this post I’m going to give you a magic five-step writing process to overcome this inertia. However, I offer this process on the understanding that there is no single ‘right’ way of doing this. Ultimately the only right way to write is the way that works for you. However, finding your ‘right way’ often requires a bit of trial and error and this process just might get you underway.
The basic philosophy of this writers’ process is to start with a mess and end up with a ‘tidy’ finished product.