4 Draft Stages While Writing Stories, Novels, Books, and Articles & 7 Before Publishing Points
The best and most common way to write is by splitting the work into drafts. There are mainly four draft stages. Firstly, write all your thoughts. Secondly, review ideas to make sure they are correct. Thirdly, try to concise as much as possible. Fourthly, review grammar, and structure. Let’s do one at a time.
Draft Stage 1: Write All Your Thoughts
After choosing what type of writing you want to do, try to write everything you can about it. If it is a story or a novel, you can write about the characters and situations they go through, even if it was brief and incomplete. The same goes for articles and nonfiction books. Write every idea you could think of.
Gather the information and complete them. If there was a missing part in your piece of writing, complete it by creating the situation or researching for the information needed.
Draft Stage 2: Review Ideas To Make Sure They Are Correct
Once you have written everything and completed it, make sure everything is not bizarre. If it is a story/novel, get the facts straight, and don’t mix them. If it is an article or nonfiction book, make sure the pieces of information mentioned are correct.
Draft Stage 3: Concise As Much As Possible
Cut to the chase. Don’t put things without knowing why. Everything included has to have a specific reason. The words, images, and idioms, used should explain your thoughts clearly. The fewer words there are to describe the same idea, the better chance you will have to engage the reader and give them what you want.
Draft Stage 4: Review Grammar, Punctuation, Structure, And Ordering
You can put an idea after or before where it was initially. Make sure (or ask someone to make sure) there are no grammar, punctuation, or structural mistakes. You can use an application like Grammarly to check those types of errors.
Ask close friends or relatives for their opinion. They might point a critical detail.
Know why you want to publish it. It could be to share your thoughts or to help people.
Accept receiving criticism. Try to use it as a way to improve instead.
If it doesn’t meet average standards, don’t publish it. And be careful of trying to perfect it
Understand the audience, the people who will read it.
Make sure there is a message, whether it’s entertainment or sharing knowledge.
Create a design or ask a designer to do a design for you—the importance of this varies on how big your project is.
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