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Writing is like... a flower. This may seem weird, but hang with me. I am going to break it into different stages so I don't end up writing this long incomprehensible post.
The SeedThe seed represents an idea. All of them don't take hold and develop. But the ones that do, turn out beautiful.
So the seed blows off the flower and falls to the ground. It then works its way into the soil.
You get a random thought or idea from another book. Most of the time, the thought stays in your mind.
Flowers need water to grow wether a person does it or the rain. You don't want to water it too much or it can get washed away.
The seed gets watered and starts to grow. You don't see it at first, but it is.
This is the pre-writing stage. You put more thought into the original idea and develop it.
The seed starts to break through the ground and develop.
Finally you're done with pre-writing and ready to move on. You begin writing your amazing idea and it forms into an actual book!
The Fully Developed Flower
The seed has fully developed. You can't help but marvel at how a tiny seed turned into a beautiful flower.
You've finished your novel and it is a stunning piece of work.
I hope you enjoyed the post. Do you have any other analogies that relate to writing? I'd love to hear them!
Until next time,