Classic authors have attempted to pass on their understanding of writing. Orwell for instance suggested a few rules of good writing, though he himself deviated from them (see here).
It may be possible to break down some of the components and facets of this elusive process.
- the writing process itself
- the text and its language
- differences between legal fields
- a collective dimension of writing
- techniques of writing and organising ideas (eg: Mumford method)
- the editing and publishing process
- different types of writing (eg: book reviews, case notes, grant-writing)
- the aftermath of writing
- events that make me revise my approach to writing
- the environment of writing
- sources of inspiration
- desert island books
- getting to know oneself