Have you seen an attention-grabbing story on your local news channel?
Many current issues appear on television, in magazines, and on the Internet.
The cover may interest you, and you may consider global warming as a topic.
Or maybe a novel’s courtroom drama sparks your curiosity of a particular lawsuit or legal controversy.
These can all provide inspiration for your writing.
Reading plays a vital role in all the stages of the writing process, but it first figures in the development of ideas and topics.
The steps in the writing process may seem time consuming at first, but following these steps will save you time in the future.
The more you plan in the beginning by reading and using prewriting strategies, the less time you may spend writing and editing later because your ideas will develop more swiftly.
If you think that a blank sheet of paper or a blinking cursor on the computer screen is a scary sight, you are not alone.
Many writers, students, and employees find that beginning to write can be intimidating.