How I Write – Part 1

I had intended to post this page yesterday, but it was my birthday. So I’m afraid I was making rather merry. Anyway, I have recovered, so back to work.

When people find out I’m writing a novel, those who are writers, and even those who are thinking of writing, typically ask how I go about it. What approach do I use? What tools? What software? I guess it’s like one cook asking another for their recipe. So I decided to post some of those answers on this blog.

Turns out there’s a lot to tell. So I am going to describe my writing process, for anyone who is interested, in several instalments. Today’s page is about story generation… the process of coming up with a plot where none exists.

See How I Write – Part 1 in the Words section.


About wordswithbrad

Let's see. I guess first and foremost I am a life wanderer on a journey of discovery and experience. Can you tell I am a child of the sixties? Along the way I have become many things ... a College Professor (now retired after 28 wonderful years), a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, a singer/songwriter, a musician, an artist, a world traveler, a fan of science fiction and history, and a student of human nature. But my greatest accomplishments are being father to two of the most amazing and accomplished young men I have ever known, and husband to the incredible and delightful woman who made that possible.
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1 Response to How I Write – Part 1

  1. ashok says:

    Is your Birthday the 9th of April or 10th. Wish you a very happy Birthday and great times to follow. My younger brother who is a General in the Indian army was born on 9 April 1955 in Nainital India. He has blue eyes and blonde/brown hair and is a fair acucasian as are some more of my relatives because of a European grand parent. My ancestory is at and If you try these websites sometime you might find them fun and discover some surprising ancestors..

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