Three Important Steps To The Writing Process

Allison Maruska

I visited a rather unique place last weekend.


It’s a temporary exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, and seeing as my family and I 1. Love Star Wars, and 2. mostly haven’t been to the art museum (I’m the only one who has), it was a good opportunity to gain some artistic insight.

Isn’t this post about the writing process, you may be thinking. Bear with me for a minute. We’ll get there.

The exhibit featured costumes that appeared in the movies.

Descriptions were about fabric choices, design, and embellishments, among other things. There were costumes from every movie and every character you could think of and those you wouldn’t (the galactic senate, for example). There were also quotes from various people/characters on the walls, including this one, in the room representing a design studio.


I took that at a funny angle, so allow me to transcribe.

Your first drawing has…

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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1 Response to Three Important Steps To The Writing Process

  1. Fantastic post, Allison. “Familiar yet strange” is the key to anything, I think–in my case, books. They have to be familiar enough to relate to and strange enough to be unique. The two things combined become the hook.
    I also like your quick trick to the writing process for students.


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