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Journalistic Writer: Best Process of Writing

The Process of Writing

The process includes following five things:

  • Invention,
  • Collection,
  • Organization,
  • Drafting,
  • Revising, and
  • Proofreading


“A writer keeps surprising himself… he doesn’t know what he is saying until he sees it on the page.”

(Thomas Williams)


When you want to write something…

  • Does your mind becomes totally blank.
  • you may have nothing to say.

If this happens, you’re not alone dear. Everyone experiences this. but some people who are known as good writers have strategies or techniques to get them started. When you are want to write something, try some of the following suggestions.

Think and explore about the problem — not the broad topic

  1. Who is your target audience?
  2. What is the purpose of your writing?
  3. As a writer what image or persona do you want to project?

MAKE your goals operational

  1. How can you achieve your purpose of writing?
  2. Should you make a plan?

Ways to GENERATE some ideas

  1. Brainstorming
  • Keep writing
  • Don’t censor or evaluate
  • Keep returning to the problem


  1. You can talk or interview your reader.
  • What kind of question they have?
  • What different kinds of readers might you have?
  1. Ask yourself questions
  1. Journalistic questions (The Wh family)

Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? So What?


You can try the textbook formula:

  1. State your thesis.
  2. draft an outline.

III. Write the first draft.

  1. Revise and polish.

. . . But that often doesn’t work!

Instead, you can try one or more of these strategies:

Ask yourself what your purpose is for writing about the subject.

There are many things to write about for any subject, but you need to narrow down your niche . 

Ask yourself how you are going to achieve this purpose.


Summerize or Nutshell your whole idea

Tell it to someone in three or four sentences. 

Diagram or map your points someway.

Make a tree, outline, or whatever helps you to see a schematic representation of what you have. You may discover the need for more material in some places.

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