My friend and fellow scribe of the highest order (and I mean the very highest) Angela Slatter posted this on her blog today, perfectly describing the correct process of writing. I, within moments, have stolen it. For it is truth, clearly presented. As Angela says, “I have to keep reminding myself of first principles.” We all do, and she’s nailed them here. Whether you’re writing a novel, a short story, non-fiction, anything, this applies.