I spend months making notes, wherever I go, if something tickles me. If I have a thought that can be investigated deeper or woven in to a story, or even a turn of phrase, it all acts as inspiration. When I feel I've got a full set of notes, I sit down and plan out a structure.
i dream... i live and i believe.... that is all i need to do
It is actually very quick for me. If an idea comes it must be written or it will vanish like smoke in the wind.
Normally before sitting down to write I'll have had breakfast, several strong coffees an gone for a walk and then I'm good to go!
I get ideas from every day things, so I don't just sit down waiting for an idea to come to me. Sometimes something will happen in my school life or I will start thinking on a walk and figure situations I could create and adapt into a story.
I usually sit with coffee in hand and look at the beauty surrounding me; I listen the sounds of nature and life's rhythm and then I reflect on the stories of 25+ years of hospice work, the people I have been honored to know and work with. I find myself wandering in my mind, the stories, the lessons I've learned through the years from those who have walked the journey. And then I find myself moved to write the stories of pain, of healing and it flows.... and the humor always finds its way through the heartaches. It is truly amazing how that happens at times!
My creative process starts with brainstorming and a little bit of country music. I listen to the lyrics and come up with sentences, ideas, and comparasons so I can make it understandable for someone else. I jot down notes here and there. It's basicly all in my head. I think for a bit, get an idea, organize it, and put it into my story. In my current writing peice, I catagorize it so I know out of a few words what I need to write about next. Things just come to me.
I collect ideas as I go through life.
I concentrate on specific pieces I am writing and consider what I will have therein. Then I write.
First, I have to have a concrete subject to write about. Once I have chosen it, bits and pieces of my text will formulate in my head. When I have enough bits, I will sit down at my keyboard and slowly connect them all together. I write mostly "on the fly" and edit as I go.
I live the day and then write it up for my blog. I'm also gathering ideas for other projects and fleshing out a few of them. If I feel passionately about a subject then I will research it and write about.
i just wrote, what i want to tell. but somehow i had little confuse how to make everyone knows what i feel inside. so, i used to wrote n making everyone knows what's gonna happen in this life, my life especially, by writing a blog, poems, short story, n novel.
sometimes, when i got two or three paragraph, i feel blank suddenly, then i leave those paper, n wrote in the next time.
yes, that is bad habit. but, creative process is naturally would work it out n i believe, it depends on my mood.
Before I sit down and write, I look and see what is needed.
I search what is needed to be expressed, I outline my ideas in my head and hop[ straight to it.
My creative process usually starts with a news story or something that I watch in a movie or after reading a book. Then I just start getting a thought in my mind of what I could write and I start writing about it.
I usually think a lot before I go to bed at night, sometimes this results in sleepless nights, but it gives me new ideas for blogs, poems, short stories, ext. Writing is a way for me to vent, as it is for most writers. It is also a way for me to escape reality and live in a different dimension.
I research the topic until I have a clear idea of the information that I need to cover. If it is a complicated topic, or a lengthy article, I use the old 3X5 card method of organizing the material. Then I sort them into piles, order the piles, and write the article.
It's a struggle to get me to sit down, but once I get going.... I can't remember who said that when you write, it's as if something writes through you, but that about sums it up.