If you remember the days of your college English composition class, then the next few paragraphs will be a gentle reminder of the content. But if you’re like me and it’s been some years, this refresher can be a kick-start to improving your writing.
The pre-writing step is essential to the writing process. It’s where inspiration and information come together through ideas, research, organizing and planning. In essence, setting a foundation or guide for your work. Here is where an outline of the plot and character development occurs.
This is where the magic begins. All the wonderful spin of words and details about the character and plot are written in a rough draft. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just a matter of getting it all down on paper or screen.
In this step, a review of your work takes place. This comes by reviewing what you’ve written to correct spelling and grammar, clarify any plot holes, and so forth. Enlisting the assistance of an editor and beta readers gives a “fresh eyes approach” to ensure your work is free of errors and interesting to your proposed audience.
Once your work is complete, you’re ready to submit your manuscript to literary agents or self-publish.