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Part IV: The Eight-Step Formula > Step 5: Develop Your Draft

Chapter 16. Step 5: Develop Your Draft

As you begin to develop your draft, remember that it is your first effort. It does not need to be marvelous. The challenge in the drafting phase is to generate thinking and phrasing that can be improved as needed.

Writer’s block generally reflects an intimidating concern with perfection that makes it nearly impossible to write. Treat your draft as a preliminary exercise, an experiment in wordsmithing, and see what you get.


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