The Art Of Storytelling


Sitting down to write just hours before it is due, writing only one draft, and submitting it is not the best practice. Racing against the clock leaves little to no time for revision. Those using this method often say that working fast somehow allows them to overcome writer’s block.

Sometimes we work under strict time constraints – that is something to be said of all professions. In some cases, we believe that we can produce good quality work just before the deadline. That racing approach to writing is much more than just a problem of time management or procrastination. Writing quickly is one feat easily done, but writing quality work is something that requires a higher command of words and wordplay.

A process model of writing is an approach that enables us to compose tactfully. In a sequence of steps, we are able to create a well-structured piece. This is the polar opposite of working under pressure. Writers who take the process approach treat their work as a sequence of necessary stages. The constant refining of their work allows the writer to devise a thoughtful and coherent piece of literature.


We must become effective writers and researchers when constructing a piece. In order to do this, we must be able to make informed decisions. We must also be capable of adapting. Being well-rounded means knowing how to approach a situation and why you are approaching your situation in that manner. You need to be more mindful about how you write in terms of style, language and subject.

Having the luxury of time for writing and revising your work is a good thing, but there will be situations where a deadline is constricting.

Fortunately, good writers know how to produce high-quality writing that is guided by a process. This is accomplished by analyzing the rhetorical situation before and during writing. In this case, you spend more time planning than actually writing. As you continue to write and gain experience, you will determine your own version of this method.

To be an effective writer, you must use language that is audience-oriented, not self-oriented. In other words, consider the needs and interests of your readers. Unsuccessful writing is undefined writing. It is not uncommon to have difficulties getting inside someone else's shoes. However, audience awareness is a major key to successful writing.

There is no right or wrong for when you should consider your audience. However, it is easier to write to accommodate from the conception of a piece than it is to change the direction of a piece. Of course, this is subjective.