Summary - Step 2 – Collect information

7 Steps to Better Writing - Charles Maxwell 2020

Step 2 – Collect information

The modern world is exploding with new information and with the means for making this knowledge widely available at a low cost. The writer today possesses tools unthought-of a few decades ago.

Foremost is the internet. In addition to billions of websites and blogs, many of the world’s books, printed documents, musical compositions, movies, and videos are now available through the internet. It is likely that within a few years essentially every work ever published or placed into a collection will be available online free or at a modest cost.

However, it still takes a discerning mind to select and organize information to prepare a writing project. The next chapter considers how to make sense of these facts.