Over the past few days, there have been cries of unparalleled outrage from the Indie author and publishing community over an egregious Huffington Post blog article titled “Self-Publishing: An Insult To The Written Word.” If you have not had the chance to read the article yourself, I recommend you do so before reading the rest of this blog.
Last week we explored the importance of prewriting in the writing process. Once you have completed that step, it is time to write. This week, we will take a look at how the first or working draft actually works. It is important to remember that no two writers have the same process or style, so there is no single catch all that works for all writers. So, what may work for me may not work for someone else. That being said, let’s take a look at how to take full advantage of your first draft.