Stages of Writing

In order to write successfully, one must prepare extensively. There are several stages which need to be covered before the writing process itself can commence. The stages include the creative thinking, brainstorming, making rough drafts, revising, and correcting.

Thought Process

In this stage of writing it is crucial to note the main ideas, you wish to convey and mold concepts you wish to present. It would be helpful to write concepts as ready-made definitions you will simply insert in your text. As for ideas, these should have been thought out beforehand. Ideas will be best presented if they are close to your heart. Writing about a subject which interests you or moves you deeply is the idea you should focus on.

Don’t be afraid to take your time for these thought processes. It is actually better to think about topics for a couple of weeks than to hurry and be finished in a day.


This also falls into the category of ‘Thought Process’ and is a very important step. In this stage, you need to let your imagination run wild. Anything that comes to mind should be noted and considered.

Make it a brainstorming session. Sit for a couple of hours and just write. It doesn’t matter if you think most ideas are pointless. When you’ve finished you can exclude everything you deem unnecessary. Some things might seem useless but when you connect them or see them in a cluster they can provide you with a new idea which can be used.

Thought Process


At this point, you can use everything you’ve written so far and turn it into sentences. The best way to go about it is to be systematical. Revisit each concept you’ve written down, think of how it could be utilized, and then write it down.

Organize paragraphs according to the topic they pertain to and then see in which order you want the paragraphs to go.

Finish Line

Once you’ve finished with these stages it is time for a revision. This is a very important stage where finishing touches are made and your work is perfected. It should not be skipped by any means and changes which are done can influence your writing immensely.

If you stick to these simple steps there will be no subject matter you cannot write about. They key is to not be afraid to experiment, remain organized, and inspect your writing thoroughly once you’ve finished.