Nothing, i just sit down, with no intention of writing and then .... something will pop into my head and i just have to write it down.
i think if you try to write - you cant
writing is something that just happens
My imagination makes the whole things click when I write stories, and the remaining writing, I read the reviews and write it in a way that is in accord to my view
I keep a notepad and jot down words all the time. I use these as well as my daily "tweets" as starting places for poems. I keep voluminous files of work that I am not happy with yet and work them when I have nothing else to write about. I believe writing is a process of discovery and refining rough thoughts into faceted and polished language.
The first thing I do is to make a cup of tea. Then I put on my favourite songs that help relax me when writing.
I write from personal life experiences.
A scoob really helps, but normally an idea pops into my head, I jot down the idea or record it nowadays on a Phone or Computer or type it on a Notepad App. Once the idea is set, if the concept has potential (eg. Lyrics or Poetry that could become a song or a melody that could become a chorus or detailed scenes in my head that could flesh out into a screenplay or short story) I bang out an outline, then flesh out some more details then... if the story or song keeps my interest I will complete it. Songs take 15 minutes to an hour. Screenplays have taken up to a month, one script from basic idea to 120 page first draft took me 3 days. I will say all ideas are given to me by the universe and all its collective creative genius.
I spend a lot of time thinking about the story. After a while, the story plays in my mind.
What inspires me most is music. Songs and song lyrics in particular bring ideas to me and many times I have to pause the song to write something down, so I can continue the song and thus continue any ideas I may have. Unfortunately many of them never get turned into a story, but are sitting somewhere on my computer waiting for the day I might use them.
This is a question I dont really know how to answer. I don't think I have a creative process that I do before sitting down and writing. However, I don't even do that. I'll just go on with life as I go and if the story comes to my head, I will write it down on a book I usually carry around so I can out them down in proper sentence into my story.
Sticking with the sports writing, it starts with a lot of reading or race watching or video watching, or some combination.
If I'm watching a race I'm jotting my thoughts on Twitter, not so much because I'm driven to share them then and there, but because it's a convenient way to get my thoughts stored on the go so that I can come back later and sort through them.
If I'm reading articles I'll read, jot, read, jot, read, jot, then correct and rearrange things until I like the flow.
If I feel inspired, I have to write it down immediately, or it's lost forever!
No me resulta escribir sobre un tema puntual. Son escenas y diálogos que aparecen en los sueños o cuando estoy llevando a cabo otra actividad. Tampoco me gusta bastardear algo tan placentero como la escritura y convertirlo en una tarea obligatoria. Por eso solamente escribo cuando tengo ganas. Creo que es el único método eficaz para combatir el dilema de la hoja en blanco que aqueja a la gran mayoría de los escritores.
I read, read, read, watch TV news, comedy shows and subscribe to Time & Mad magazine. Mind mapping and software exercises to get me started.
I have a fairly constant running monologue in my head, which sometimes turns into a conversation, with me playing different characters. It's not multiple personality disorder, I just really love imagining the exchanges that could occur between people. There's so much potential for hilarity if people stopped taking themselves so seriously.
I don't really have a process. If I feel like writing, I write. Sometimes I feel like I should write so I force myself to do it. I think it's important to just keep at it, even if it all ends up littering the floor. Most of the time I write about other people's experiences. It's so much easier to make sense of their lives than it is mine.
In flashes, regardless of situation.I carry paper & Pencil, ALL the time.