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How to eat an elephant

In Copywriting, Creative, Writing on September 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

Surely you’ve heard that phrase? But now that I’ve got your attention, let me just say that there are two parts to this piece. And even if you just read part one, you take away enough to get what you need to know. Part two unveils further application of the process.

Someone once asked me how long it takes me to write a blog. Well, that depends. When it clicks, it takes me ten minutes. No kidding. From concept to finish, the idea is borne and the words just flow. Something magical happens.

Other times, it may take me weeks. Frustrating. An idea may stew in my mind for days; and sometimes something miraculous happens. Other times, mush. And the idea is tossed.

But one thing remains constant. The creative process is the same.

And the process is gold.

And simple.

Other creatives, such as artists, designers, and musicians, might agree.

But today, we’re talking about creative writing.

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