without using subprocess, can we instantiate Gateways multiple times?

in Bonita v 7.0.1,
I am trying to avoid my subprocess, as the count of subprocess increased.
I need to make it in to one flow, can anyone help me..!

loop over multiple process at a time


I am unable to understand how to loop over multiple process at a time?
For example,
Using 7.0.1:

Repetitive fields

So I have two stepts, on the first step I have a field called "How many" which is of type integer and on the next step I have a field of type text which is called "authors", so I want based on the first step field "How many" if the user enters 5, on the next step where the field "authors" is created I want to have 5 fields of type text, is this possible?