An article written by: Lee Sonogan
An event constituting a new stage in a changing situation. Development in anything is to improve and add-on to a concept. Any project out there you would plan and develop content at different stages. Creative to flowing correctly, development is important to improve the bulk of your project. It does not matter what topic/theme you are creating, development on your concepts may be the most important part of all the processes of writing.
Development starts when you have collected some ideas enough to come up with an overall concept in what you are doing. You should be prepared when you start the real writing. Research and data collecting will be helpful to get you starter. As writing gets bigger, you will have to consistently make sure that what you are developing is making sense with past information. And follows a certain structure.
Your concepts and ideas may be influenced or motivated by something. Does that something have an audience? You should know your audience and know what type of language to express for them. Use all your feedback and develop what your audience wants. practise empathy to help your readers and open yourself to new ways of writing directly from your fan base.
There are patterns of development in writing. They are effective to your purpose and audience. First is cause and effect. Details why something happens, what causes it, what are the effects and how it is related to something else. Division and classification groups items into their parts or types. Compare and contrast is self-explanatory. It’s description. The definitions of the concepts. The process which explains how something happened, how it works or how it is made.
Also there is the persuasion of bias comments/argumentative. Using a narration which describes what, when and where something happened. Then there is exemplification that provides typical cases or examples of something. Brainstorm and find these connections in your writing to extend and edit your new ideas. Developing your writing can take over ten times before the development of a piece of writing is complete.
Extra methods of developing ideas:
- Good grammar and punctuation are the start makes the development process easier
- Read books on relevent topics/themes
- Write on topics/themes outside your comfort zone
- Dissect writing from other people
- Discuss with other writers
- Get inspired to create truly original concepts
- Eliminate unnecessary words
- Avoid clichés and generalizations
- Use ideas from your own personal memories/experiences
- Do not be afraid to offend someone with your writing
- The first draft after development may not be perfect
- Make time and enjoy the process
- Much more methods in developing your writing!
In conclusion, developing ideas and making connections is hard. Be realistic about what you can achieve and write. There is probably many more methods in developing writing out there. The more you write, the more you will see written differently in a new perspective. So development of writing should be done as a routine until it is done its development stage. I hope this information is helpful to you!
PS – Proofreading and editing after the development part is next and is one of the worser processors to get through. One day I will write a detailed article about it.
“The future is fluid. Each act, each decision, and each development creates new possibilities and eliminates others. The future is ours to direct.” – Jacque Fresco
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