Since the day the english version of Aerie's Guard Refuge was born, I tried to recruit some english-writing friends to contribute on the website. One of them told me that she was stuck and that she needed to know exactly how I wanted to do her thing. I wasn't sure what to tell her, so instead I wrote about mine.
Each one of the articles I wrote, no matter the subject, is born from restlessness. I'm constantly repeating myself complete written sentences in my head until I actually write them.
Usually, I'm waiting to have enough material circling in my head until I type the first character of an article. After that, it all comes naturally: I do a quick and general presentation of the subject, I expose my personal opinions about it (the sentences brooded over) and I conclude with a general statement and an opening question for readers to be able to react.
Of course, each article type is a little different. For essays, the general presentation is often shorter. For reviews, there is usually no need for opening questions. For short stories, it's all about the ending turnabout.
What is your writing process?