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5 Stages of Writing

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

There are many aspiring writers who want to write, who have many ideas or thoughts but are unable to write and even if some writers try, they are not able to convey their feelings or thoughts well because they do not understand how to write. Or say that due to lack of technical knowledge of writing, they are not able to reach their ideas/thoughts to everyone.

Therefore,, Execution of any idea only works if you have a full-proof plan.

"If you cook without knowing the recipe of the food then the food will be tasteless."

Writing works the same way. Hence, in this article, I have tried to explain the process of writing in the simplest possible language so as to help the aspiring writers.

What is the process of writing?

The process of writing commonly used by almost all writers is to work through phases that include brainstorming, drafting, revision, editing, and publishing.

Once you understand this process of writing step by step, writing will become simple and easy no matter what you are writing, be it a blog/article or any other type of content...

let me introduce you to the 5 steps of the writing process in detail...

1. Prewriting or Brainstorming: -

Prewriting is a stage in which you decide to write on a topic, do your research about it, and develop an outline. First and foremost you need to consider the purpose and ideal audience of your article.

Prewriting is all about structure and formatting. Go through all the written points once and make final notes by removing irrelevant details. This way, you have a general idea of how to write your article.

Prewriting is very important. Before moving on to the next step, you need to do the proper thing in this step.

2. Writing or Drafting:-

In the drafting phase, you put into words your ideas or facts you found in the previous phase and write them down in paragraphs... Whatever you decide to write about your ideas or a topic, explain everything well so that your audience can connect with your thoughts through your words.

And, at this stage, don't focus on counting words, spelling mistakes, etc... Just write with an open mind...

3. Revising:-

This phase is one of the most important phases in writing. After you've created your draft, you need to think about the topic you're writing about from your reader's point of view. So, ask yourself some questions to make your content more specific and effective.

Questions to ask yourself:-

● Does your content support your ideas and have everything to convince your audience or do you need to add more?

● Is there a better way to write your own content to get your ideas across to your audience?

● Have you crossed out the word count? Or an overused or ambiguous word that could be replaced?

● Are there any paragraphs that are not essential to the content and that can be removed?

You should check your content from all aspects. So that, there is more clarity in your content and the reader can connect with it easily.

4. Editing or Proofreading:-

After the revision phase, you need to work on the mechanics of your draft and that's where the editing or proofreading phase comes in.

In this step, you should work on sentence structure, grammatical mistakes, punctuation marks, spelling mistakes, and other complex details within the draft. Before moving on to the next step, make sure your final draft is accurate and error-free.

You can use online proofreading tools to check your work...these tools help to enhance the quality of your writing!

But these online tools are not free... So, if you are not earning or you don't want to spend money at the beginning of your writing, we would not recommend you to go with it. It is better to edit it yourself or ask someone else who can proofread your work very well.

5. Publishing:-

The final phase is publishing. Once you are ready with your final draft after following all the steps thoroughly. You can publish it anywhere. Be it a website or books or magazines.

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Sakshee Mishra
Sakshee Mishra
Jul 02, 2022

very helpful

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