My Writing Process: Reflections on Writing and Ideas

Step 1:

Nowadays I’ve been envisioning the writing process of something that I’ve been building up to. For example, I try to write to people on a regular basis I’m constantly riding long emails because I feel like that is a type of training even though it’s not very serious and I don’t necessarily need reflect too much and I don’t need to edit even that much but I do try to give it my best effort so I’m constantly riding in terms of emails.

Step 2:

Then the next step would be writing blog posts and personal journal entries which I also do frequently. Maybe the journal entries are also on the same level as the first level of writing emails but sometimes I think they take a little bit more reflection and I do edit them to a certain degree depending on the situation.

Brainstorming

Then the next step in writing is also brainstorming. But I don’t think it’s necessarily just yet the third step it’s just something that’s on there and that’s keeping a journal or some sort of list of ideas. And included in that is the outlining process but that’s what it takes me to step three.

Step 3:

Step three is more along the lines of what you can do when you finally have some ideas that are starting to coalesce together. That is to say, starting to write drafts and seeing a syllogistic argument, especially in expository writing, and starting to put the logic together.

Reading and Research

I would say another one of these things that’s sort of underline all of these steps is, of course, the reading and research process which can gum in many different forms such as watching documentaries or reading books, or listening to podcasts. It could also involve conversations with people. So it’s the reading and research and collecting of information I would be wouldn’t say it’s necessarily similar to say Sir Francis Bacon's system of getting data and organizing it. Moreover, I would just say it’s inductive reasoning but they do have both Bacon’s system and the inductive reasoning system intertwined. But you also might want to add an Aristotle system in terms of deductive logic in the prior and posterior analytics. Deep down I think there’s something to be said for phenomenological investigations such as Hegelian dialectics and Kantian synthetic a priori. But that is more a reflection of what is necessarily going on.

Motivation and Psychology Behind Motivation:

I want to add something else that isn’t necessarily a step but it’s sort of a psychological dynamic and it might be similar to the types of day and the times of day that people are good at being creative and doing things like that.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Charles Lincon

Charles Lincon

Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Hegelian dialectics, Attic Greek, masters University of Amsterdam.