Every writer has their own unique approach to getting from Idea to Finished Thing. A few weeks I was asked by the SF novelist Tony Ballantyne to describe how I tackle the writing process for a regular feature on his website. If you’re interested in that sort of thing (and you should certainly read Keith Brooke’s illuminating answers to Tony’s questions, if you don’t read mine), head on over there. And have a nosey around Tony’s site too. There’s a lot of good stuff on there.