Creating a Text – Julia Buckley
What phases are involved in the creation of a text?
I’m not even sure we can say a story begins with one initial idea. There’ll probably be some kind of inspiration that triggers you to start writing each particular piece, but the idea will have been brewing for a long time – long before you even thought about making it into a story or article. There’s no mystical recipe. Really, writing is just storytelling. And storytelling is just communication. So, if it’s phases you want . . . Very simply: Phase 1 is learning to talk. Phase 2 is learning to write. And Phase 3 is writing.
Julia Buckley is a freelance journalist and writer; she blogs at JuliaBuckley.