Writing Process Guide

The writing process guide describes eight basic steps.

  1. Plan
  2. Organize
  3. Draft
  4. Share
  5. Revise
  6. Edit
  7. Prepare final copy
  8. Print

1) Plan

Think about what you want to write. Read. Talk to others. Brainstorm. Collect your ideas. Make a topic list. Choose a topic.

2) Organize

Make an outline, a mind map or a web. What ideas go together? What order makes sense?

3) Draft

Write your thoughts down. Don't worry too much about spelling or punctuation. Take your time.

Read over what you've written to help you write more. Talk to someone if you get stuck.