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  1. Very nice piece, thank you.  It’s common to hear writers (fiction and non-fiction) describe the act of writing as a way of finding out what they think, and the process you outlined here is another way to do that. 

    John McPhee (a writer’s writer), in his recent book Draft #4, describes how - and why - he does a vast amount of organizing before he begins to produce his first draft.  The actual writing needs this work done in advance so that the processes of organization and explanation, which are separated in the process, can be combined in the final piece.

    Your article and McPhee’s description of his process clarifies that everything, including research and organization, constitutes writing, supporting the big lesson new writers soon learn: writing is re-writing.

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