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Monday, 7 February 2011

The Five Stages of Baking (err, Writing)

 As I was baking the other day I realised that baking is just like writing.  So I thought I'd share with you the 5 stages of baking writing.

Stage One: The Ingredients

These are the building blocks for our story - characters, settings, themes etc.  Without these, no story will be told.  The paper cases are, of course, the structure that you're going to fill with all the ingredients. (Not to mention that I just wanted to show off the cool Mickey Mouse cases I found at Poundland.)

Stage Two: The Mixing
Okay, so I forgot to take a picture of mixing the ingredients together.  This is the first draft,when all the ingredients have been forced together into something resembling a story.

Stage Three: Editing (I can't think of a baking related name)
This is when you sort out all the problems with your story and force it into a structure to bend to your will.

Stage Four: The Baking
This is the waiting stage.  The stage where we need to move away from our writing before we can go back to it and see it objectively, before finishing it once and for all.

Stage Five: The Finished Product
And finally, we do the final tweaks and then our work is complete.  We have done all the writing and rewriting and editing that is needed to make a shiny, beautiful story.

1 comment:

Kess said...

I love this! Great analogy!