Secrets of my Writing Process as a NYT Best Seller



Writing is a deeply personal process. As every writer has their own unique approach, there is no single formula for success. However, every writer that’s ever achieved publication has a story to tell. In this post, I intend to share the secrets of my writing process as a best-selling author. I am convinced that if you implement these techniques, you can become a successful writer too.

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1. Idea Generation:

Ideas are the foundation of your writing. For me, the best way to generate ideas is through active observation of the world around me. I try to always be alert, and I often draw from personal experiences, news reports, and the perspectives of people around me, to name a few. Ideas can come from anywhere, but it is important that you keep your eyes and ears open at all times. It is one of the most critical aspects of my writing process.

2. Planning:

Before I begin to write, I create a plan of attack. I begin with a synopsis and some brief chapter summaries. Once I have a set of bullet points on paper, writing becomes more of a guided process. There are many writing planning software tools out there to help create visually appealing outlines, but I find that using a pen and paper for mapping my story theory to be much more effective. I also stick to a routine, allocating specific hours in the day for writing.

3. First Draft:

After creating a plan, it is time to put pen to paper. Remember that a first draft will never be perfect. It’s essential is simply to get the words out of your brain onto paper. Just write! Forget about the quality for now. That will come later. I advise that you switch off your internal editor to keep your creative flow going, and use it only when the time is right.

4. Research:

Doing research is a critical part of the writing process, especially for fiction authors. You may need to research places, people, cultures, the nuances of a character’s physical appearance – even their mannerisms – and geographic features. By researching, you’ll be able to create a more realistic story that your readers will find more relatable.


5. Editing:

Once the first draft is complete, it is time to edit and fine-tune your work. This is where you get to play editor and fine-tune every word and sentence, making sure that they flow well and contribute to the overall story. This is also the time to address any plot holes or discrepancies that you might have found and that may be sticking out to you. There’s nothing worse than publishing a novel that’s full of spelling and grammatical flaws.


Every writer has their own unique perspectives and approaches to the art of writing. These are just the secrets to my writing process as a best-selling author. So, I encourage you to craft your own process that works for you. Writing is an art of practice – the more you do it, the better you get. Patience is essential with writing because producing the novel your readers will love takes time. Embrace the challenge and enjoy the process!