Composing. The term composing is preferred to writing or drafting in the humanities and the arts, especially writing studies and creative writing studies.
What is Drafting?
Drafting refers to the act of writing a preliminary version of a document — a sloppy first draft.
During drafting, writers
- play the believing game
- focus on freewriting: they write in short bursts of writing without stopping and without concern for grammatical correctness, structural, or stylistic concerns
- use heuristics to generate new ideas.
Drafting & the Writing Process
When composing, writers move back and forth between drafting new material, revising drafts, and other steps in the writing process.