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Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott

This is a PDF of the article. It helped me grow more confident in my writing outside of fiction. Anne Lamott – Shitty First Drafts… 7 more words

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A Shitty First Draft Is Better Than No Draft At All

I’ve been thinking about something.

Some of you may know that I am a freelance writer on top of my day job. Last night I finished the first draft of an article that is due by the end of the week. 152 more words


Week 14 - Infertility & Self Loathing

When Matt and I were in Sydney for our honeymoon in 2010, I told him that I wanted to go back to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary with our future 3 year old. 921 more words

Week 13 - Virtual Children

I turned in my outline and plot breakdown for my pilot. I am taking an online television writing class. One of the story lines was inspired by a flash I wrote in 2015. 449 more words

Week 12 - A Letter About Depression

I am sharing this letter I sent to my close group of friends in June of 2014 because there’s a lot of people on my social media feed that are grappling with some form of grief, loss and/or depression. 696 more words

Week 11 - a Micro Essay About a Place

I left NY on a freezing Saturday evening in January of 2003.  A few hours later, I landed at the Long Beach Airport in Southern California where the temperature was 79 degrees. 252 more words

Bank Theif Fragment

The moonlight pierced the room as John Valentine entered the last 8 digit code on the keypad on the wall.  He took a deep breath and held it in anticipation as he reached up to turn the heavy dial on the vault door.  289 more words

Shitty First Drafts