This tutorial isn't about how to create a great story. It's about the actual process of writing. The Oxford Dictionary defines "process" as "a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end". I define it as "how you get stuff done".
The best advice I think anyone can ever give you about your writing process is to figure out what works for you. Some writers love to lay down commandments such as "thou shall not have a TV in your writing room" and insist that following their rules is the only path to success. But everyone is different and every writer works differently.
That said, while developing my own writing process (a task that is still ongoing), I've often found it helpful to try out advice from other writers. So here are five things that I personally find helpful as part of my writing process. Maybe at least one of them will be helpful to someone else.
1. Write down ideas
If you're like me, you have more ideas for s