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the writing process

steps on the writing process

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four steps in the writing process prewriting, drafting, revising, presenting or publishing
prewriting the time when a writer plays with ideas. during prewriting you must think about 4 things: topic, format, audience, time
prewriting (topic) what is your story going to be about
prewriting (format) what type of writing are you going to do? - paragraphs - journal entry -letter -poem -fictional story
prewriting (audience) who are you writing for? -teacher? -parents? friends? the general public?
prewriting (time) how much time will be devoted to this project?
drafting the stage when the writer begins to record ideas in rough form.
drafting (freewriting) a technique where students write nonstop, capturing as many ideas as possible.
revising once a first draft is completed, writers begin to revise
presenting or publishing usually only the teacher reads and grades a students writing. however you should share you writing with as many people as you can to insure that your writing makes scene