Reading: Shitty First Drafts By Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott writes about everyone’s first draft which is always, usually shitty unless you’re perfect in a way where you could write an awesome first draft. Even the best writers out there will write drafts after drafts until they come up with the best draft to be published. Nobody is perfect, even Anne Lamott writes shitty first drafts! The key to making your drafts better is to write down whatever you’re thinking. Don’t be scared of what people will think. There’s a least likely chance that someone will read your first draft. Anne Lamott says that if one of your character wants to say or do something in your story then let them do it! If you’re thinking something off topic, it doesn’t matter cause you should just keep writing instead of being scared to prove something to someone on your first draft. Nobody is perfect. Anne Lamott said, “The first draft is the child’s draft, where you let it all pour out and then let it romp all over the place, knowing that no one is going to see it and that you can shape it later. ” And this is true. If you keep writing what you’re thinking, it’s bound to lead somewhere and maybe it’ll give you an awesome idea for what you’re writing about. You shouldn’t be scare to write whatever your first time. You will revise it and make it better once your thoughts have been cleared. It’s better to have more writing than not enough writing.

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