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The Writing Process: Do You Compose With Confidence?

Which of the following statements is closer to your attitute toward writing?

"I hate to write; it's so frustrating."

"I usually can develop a good final draft."

One difference between a frustrated and a confident writer often is their understanding of the process.

No athletic or artistic performer expects perfection the first time they try a new play or song. Some writers, however, try to write a perfect first draft. Then frustration leads to anxiety and procrastination.

Like a musician who practices different parts of a new song, you can separate the writing process into manageable parts, making it easier to create a final draft.

Getting Started

Drafting Sooner Than Later

Revising and Editing