I know there is a stickied "Why Do You Write?" thread already. My post, while similar, focuses on the actual experience of writing over the motivation to do so in the first place, and invites people to offer personal advice on the aspects they enjoy most. There are two questions. Imagine that you have just completed a new short story or novel. Question #1 - What stage of your creation process did you enjoy most and why? Question #2 - What advice can you give to others who may not be so adept at your pet-stage or process? I personally think it helps to try look at the things we don't like, or are not especially good at from the perspective who does. I also feel that sometimes learning individual techniques from people who really enjoy what they do can provide the keys we've been searching for to unlock the fullest writing potential. While my own answer to question number one is simple, I will respond to this post with my own answer a bit later when I have more time to give part two the consideration it deserves.