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1 Flowers Model of the Writing Process

2 Standard model Get ideas Draft Revise Polish

3 Parts / Whole Original Star Trek Spock reason McCoy intuition Kirk executive function

4 Your writing energies Creator Planner Drafter Editor

5 Flowers model

6 Or if you prefer…FlowersVariation Architect Lunatic What if… ? Why not…? Whats the plan? Build it! Clean it up! Carpenter Judge or Janitor Architect Artist Carpenter Inspector Role

7 Each of these four characters needs time alone on the stage. If you shortchange any of them, your writing will suffer. Garner (1997) Words of wisdom

8 Enemies and allies Natural enemies Natural enemies Natural allies Natural allies

9 Which is strongest? Which is strongest? Describe any conflicts you experience between the four energies. Describe any conflicts you experience between the four energies. If you wish, share strategies that you find helpful in resolving conflicts. If you wish, share strategies that you find helpful in resolving conflicts. Your writing energies Creator Drafter Planner Editor

10 Cultivating the Creator Separate drafting and editing. Separate drafting and editing. Focus on capturing ideas. Focus on capturing ideas. Promise the Judge a chance to comment later. Promise the Judge a chance to comment later.

11 Focus on potential

12 Trust order will emerge

13 Cultivating the Planner Follow a model. Follow a model. Create an outline or other overview. Create an outline or other overview. Use linear logic or web thinking, whichever works for you. Use linear logic or web thinking, whichever works for you.

14 Step- or web-thinker? Follow a model. Follow a model. Create an outline or other overview. Create an outline or other overview. Use linear logic or web thinking, whichever works for you. Use linear logic or web thinking, whichever works for you.

15 Cultivating the Carpenter Separate writing and editing. Separate writing and editing. Create the draft. Create the draft. Go with the flow. Go with the flow. Leave gaps for later. Leave gaps for later.

16 Write, then edit

17 Tolerate the mess It aint where you start, it is where you finish. Gen. Colin Powell

18 Cultivating the Judge Judge = inspector for quality control (Garner, 1997) Judge = inspector for quality control (Garner, 1997)

19 Cultivating the Judge First, deal with global issues. First, deal with global issues. Have you said what you wanted to say? Have you said what you wanted to say? Are things in the right order? Are things in the right order? Then switch to your readers point of view. Then switch to your readers point of view. Have you anticipated questions? Have you anticipated questions? Will readers understand? Will readers understand? Do they have a reason to care? Do they have a reason to care? Finally, fix errors. Finally, fix errors.

20 Do a dental draft A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draftyou just get it down. The second draft is the up draftyou fix it up. And the third draft is the dental draft, where you check every tooth, to see if its loose or cramped or decayed, or even, God help us, healthy. Anne Lamott

21 What have you learned? Drafter Editor Creator Planner

22 (Flowers, n.d.) (Garner, 1997) (Munzenmaier, 2010) You Genealogy References Flowers, B. S. (n.d.). Flowers, B. S. (n.d.). Madman, architect, carpenter, judge: Roles and the writing process. Retrieved from https://webspace.utexas.edu/ cherwitz/www/ie/b_flowers.html Garner, B. A. (1997). Using the Flowers paradigm to write more efficiently. Retrieved from Garner, B. A. (1997). Using the Flowers paradigm to write more efficiently. Retrieved from ons/barnews/nov08-garner.htm

23 Flowers, B. S. (n.d.). Flowers, B. S. (n.d.). Madman, architect, carpenter, judge: Roles and the writing process. Retrieved from https://webspace.utexas.edu/ cherwitz/www/ie/b_flowers.htmlhttps://webspace.utexas.edu/ cherwitz/www/ie/b_flowers.html Garner, B. A. (1997). Using the Flowers paradigm to write more efficiently. Retrieved from Garner, B. A. (1997). Using the Flowers paradigm to write more efficiently. Retrieved from v08-garner.htm v08-garner.htm Simpson, T. (2009). The toolkit. Retrieved from Simpson, T. (2009). The toolkit. Retrieved from introduction/artist-inspector-architect-carpenter.html Resources

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