The Art Of Writing 1,000 Words
On the heels of yesterday’s post about John Fowles’ writing process, I thought I’d continue the discussion one more day. This time, in my world–nonfiction.
So today I thought I’d take a look at a nonfiction writer. Scott Berkun is an author and speaker who also works for our friends at WordPress. Scott recently posted a real-time video (sped up) of him writing a 1,000 word article about…how to write a 1,000 word article. Brilliant!
He gives practical commentary on how he approaches his articles, from start to finish, during this 5 minute video of a presentation he did at Ignite Seattle.
Of course, all of our minds work in different ways. But I noticed a few similarities between myself and Scott. One, I tend to save sentences that I really like, but seem out of place, and try and fit them in other paragraphs if possible.
So if you’re a writer, I think you’ll enjoy this video. Check it out. And, after, let me know: How would you approach writing a 1,000 word article? Have your ever written one? Promote yourself!