Thursday, August 21, 2008

How Do You Write?

I've posted about how I write. Now it's your turn.

I'm asking an open-ended question that is as broad or narrow as you want to make it.

How do you write?

I'm curious about everything, from the process to the tools.

What do you use to compose your posts? Text editor? Word processor? Blogging client? Which one? Is there anyone who uses pen and paper?

Where do you get your ideas? Do you outline, or just sit down and write? How long does the typical post take from inception to completion? Do you endlessly revise, or is your post close to completion by the time you type it out?

Give me details.

Or, as a guideline, you can work off the questions I answered.

1) What blogging tools do you use?
2) How do you post?
Edit: the "how do you post" question was trying to find out if posts were planned or spur-of-the-moment, or a combination. Wondering who writes posts or series ahead of time, and whose writing is primarily a response to what they have read, see, or are feeling. Sorry that wasn't clear.
3) How do you get your ideas?
4) Who is your target audience?
5) What do you hope to say or accomplish with your blog?

P.S. You can leave your comments here, or better yet, make a post on your blog, and put the link in the comments for this post.

5 comments:

ThirstyDavid said...

How Do You Write?

Poorly.

Kim said...

I'll answer this on my blog tomorrow.

David, that gave me a really good chuckle. I beg to differ, but it was a good chuckle nonetheless.

ThirstyDavid said...

I'll give a serious answer tomorrow. It will appear here around 7:30ish.

Carl said...

1) What blogging tools do you use?

WordPress and some knowledge of HTML programming.

2) How do you post?

With my computer. :-)

3) How do you get your ideas?

Ahhh...a great mystery of life. Whatever inspires me to write, create a graphic or something someone else alerted me to.

4) Who is your target audience?

Those who are still breathing. not really targeting any audience. My blog is simply a creative outlet. If someone enjoys visiting from time to time, fine. But I know I'm not interesting enough, unique enough of **fill in the blank** enough to attact a huge audience.

5) What do you hope to say or accomplish with your blog?

To be creative in some small way.

Carl said...

Hmmm...not typing well this evening...one line should have read:

But I know I'm not interesting enough, unique enough, or **fill in the blank** enough to attact a huge audience.

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BTW, consider this an open invitation for everyone to visit my humble, little blog.