The “writing process” refers to the various stages of writing, which typically include: pre-writing, drafting, and revising or rewriting. While these are referred to as stages in a process, most writers don’t proceed through them in a strictly linear order. Rather, the writing process is often recursive; sometimes in the process of drafting, for example, you may find that you need to do more pre-writing.
I have collected some useful handouts below to assist you in the various stages of the writing process:
Before You Start Writing that Paper … A Guide to Prewriting Techniques (Berkeley Student Learning Center)
Brainstorming (UNC Writing Center)
Going Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay (Cal Poly Pomona University Writing Center)