The Writing Process at Wilson Baker


One of the greatest joys in my life is working with thee wonderful students on Mondays this semester. We’re going to shoot a proper video for this track soon. Support the music and the movement!

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CHORUS

When I want to write something and my thoughts are all a mess

I put it all together with the writing process

I’ve got thoughts I must express or issues I must address

The way to do it best is the writing process

Pre-writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Publishing

Pre-writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Publishing

Pre-writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Publishing

Pre-writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Publishing

VERSE 1

When I’m pre-writing I’m brainstorming what’s going to happen

So before I start rapping I begin with mind mapping

Start by writing down on paper everything feel I like telling

No worries about grammar, punctuation, handwriting or spelling

Now my idea is in pieces this is the genesis

I’m turning my research into a working thesis

When I’ve gather ideas then I make an outline

This works for a letters, essays, books, speeches, or rhymes

The audience and the purpose sets me on the right path

Who am I writing for and what argument do I have

With those questions asked, I make my first draft

There’s no exact answer, this ain’t science or math

To perfect the tone and style I must revise it so I read it

I see what else is needed and what needs to be deleted

Like a garden when you water it and weed it, then I repeat it,

No reason to feel defeated, you’ll know when it is completed…

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