Racking of brains and large drinks until I come up with a title and a first line. After that it's usually plain sailing.
My creative process is to spend time with the animals that I write about. Since my stories are based on the real journey an animal takes to find a second chance at happiness I spend time with them out there in their world.
My creative process starts when something in the society happens unusual.
I write everything after entering into the third thought.
I get an idea and then sit down and begin to make notes. There are times when I just 'feel' it and before I know it, I have a story or poem.
when i make a conscious effort to write, i go blank! i wld rather explore, sightsee... go places b4 writing
I have been a paraplegic for the past fifteen years. I only began serious writing after I was disabled. Since I am unable to get much physical exercise, I often have difficulty falling asleep. During the nighttime hours trying to sleep, I create the basic outlines of what I will write next.
I don't - in fact, can't! - write on a schedule. I know people do, & I probably should, but I really hate schedules! I may be inspired simply by a thought that enters my mind at any odd moment of the day, & if I write it down, and don't lose it! at some point there's a good chance it will become a post on my weblog.
Like any writer, I need to write...every day or two, I need to do something blog/writing-related. I don't know that I have a 'process'. But if I do, I would have to say it is more of a research routine, highlighting, making notes, thinking through - then I open a New Post page, & just start. Thing is, I really need to take my time, be accurate, & try to hit the nail on the head. Usually I spend several sessions at least, even on a shorter piece, let it 'marinate', then get back to it, before I publish.
You know instinctively when it's ready. Until I get that sense, I don't publish, or consider a piece finished.
Currently a bit undisciplined. Before sitting down PROCRASTINATION is what happens.
I finished writing an entire book about the medical nightmare my husband and I went through, geared toward helping folks in similar situations. How to cope with a loved one with a terminal illness. How to deal with the stress. How to help your friends and family cope and help. But it is just a long winded first draft. I got a little discouraged.
Then wrote just blogs and the beginnings of articles for the past several months.
Before I write, I usually read lightly, or research what I plan to write about. When I actually write, I generally just type whatever comes to mind as it happens in my imagination.
My creative process is instigated by a certain event or song. Normally, I immediately turn on music whenever I'm near my computer, which may start a random flow of thoughts. When trying to think of things I normally end up walking around in circles, until I get dizzy or have found my idea! I also do talk to some friends while writing and ask them some plot questions or ask for advice.
First, I need to read something I can steal from. Then I drink a lot of beer. Next, I sit down. Then I drink a lot more beer. Then I black out.
I usually have an inspiration to write before pen hits paper which can arise from conversation or something I have seen.
I write when I'm getting too emotional over matters like family, love and the society. During my journalism class my instructor said that I am a bold and straightforward writer. I write about my surroundings a lot. So most probably what happens before sitting down and getting to work is that I observe my environment and simply jot some details down.
I peruse the latest news wire feeds concerning Vegas to gain initial inspiration, then filter that down to subjeect areas that I and / or my prospective readers find potentially useful or interesting.
I just sit down in front of my MacBook and write. Sometimes it's easier, sometimes it isn't, but I don't do anything special.