This page organises my posts about the writing process

Reading, note-taking and planning

Writing begins with reading and note-taking. And some planning.

Qualitative data analysis

For academic writing in the humanities and social sciences, you will probably need to analyse your qualitative data and reading notes.


Outlining encompasses a wide variety of activities, from free-style brainstorming to project planning, from rigorous conceptual development to the final planning of a piece of writing. It is not a linear process but an iterative and recursive process with many false starts and dead ends. It is an experimental process, all the way to writing the final draft.

Writing up

By this I mean specifically the very final stage of actual draft writing. But there isn’t a sharp divide between outlining and writing (see Recursive outlining and writing for a description of the transition).

Overview of the writing process

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