Welcome to your own box of writing tools! Just like in a real toolbox, you may use any tool you need to help you in each step of the writing process. You may need to use the same tools for different drafts or just one for a bit of fine-tuning on your final piece.
Whether you are a novice or a veteran, you know that writing is an ongoing process. It is important to remember that writing is not an ordered activity like a math problem--there is no set path to follow. Rather, a writer may find that after the first draft, more research and brainstorming are necessary. Or, for example, after writing the final draft, the sequencing of paragraphs doesn’t flow in a readable way, so the structure and outline of the piece need to be reexamined.
Following are the tools to help you through the writing process. Browse around!