sumnerg wrote:Only two problems for me: 1) Actual writing is required, not just thinking about writing, and 2) The steps can lead to unsuccessful writing too.
1) Yes. Sorry. Only people who produce actual words count as writers. Any idiot can stare at a blank page.
2) Unsuccessful writing is a necessary precursor to successful writing. Anyone who claims differently is either (a) not a writer, see 1), or (b) thinks he has managed to destroy all his first drafts and early efforts.