Prewriting (The Invention Phase)
From Jeff Layne
CSU, Chico Graduate Student
Mike Bluing defines “prewriting” as the first stage of the writing process, typically followed by drafting, revision, editing, and publishing. He advocates planning before starting to write anything. Mr. Bluing defines prewriting as “the phase of invention.” He guides workshop participants through the following elements of prewriting: choosing a topic; defining a purpose; determining the audience; gathering and organizing information; and outlining.
Recorded: April 11, 2013