Prewriting covers all the thinking and planning you do for a writing assignment. It includes thinking about the assignment, identifying a topic, collecting details, and creating a writing plan.
Writing the first draft means getting your ideas on paper. A first draft is your first look at your writing and your first chance to see how well things are coming together.
Revising refers to changing and improving your first draft. Its your opportunity to think about what youve written and then add, cut, or change it as needed. Your goal is to make all of your ideas clear and complete.
Editing is checking your revised writing line by line for errors. Also proofread for errors after writing the final copy of your writing.
Publishing refers to sharing the final copy of your writing. Publishing comes in many different forms depending on the purpose and audience for your writing.