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Inside an Author's "Process" - L. E. Carmichael
I love that word, “process.” Makes it sound like writers know what they are doing, when we’re actually just faking it and hoping no one will notice. Now that I’m working on a fantasy novel, though, I have noticed that my fiction process is totally different than my nonfiction process. My nonfiction process looks like this: 1) Get an idea. This part is truly easy – ideas are everywhere. 2) Figure out if anyone besides me cares about the idea. Much harder. 3) Research, read, synthesize, understand. Research is time consuming, but awesome. For starters, it’s like the grown-up …