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Why Garbage First Drafts are Good--As Long As You're Being Strategic

I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before: get your first draft down. Don’t overthink it. Just get the thoughts down, get the words down, and finish. 931 more words

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Here’s to Crappy First Drafts

Funny thing happened this past week. My buddy, D—, finished the first draft of his novella.

Now, what’s funny about this is that it’s been awhile since D— wrote something, well, anything really. 430 more words

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Sh*tty First Draft

Interviewing an author for the Brevity Podcast, I ask how his book is coming along. He says it’s terrible. He has no idea how he’ll make his way through, finish a draft so he can fix it in revisions. 783 more words

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#23 2017

Seeing friends  and acquaintances listing all their accomplishments on their social media feeds made me feel inadequate.

Last year started off with me trying to survive being back at work after returning from maternity leave. 1,134 more words

come now —

surely you must remember the ways in which we spent our days —

as if they numbered in the millions —

as if we could keep going without fear of falling… 106 more words


#21 - Toxic Masculinity Chronicles Part II - Random Thoughts 

Yesterday as I was heading back to work from my lunch break, I was walking behind three white bankers or Masters of the Universe as I like to refer to them. 538 more words

Codependency Recovery: Do's and Don'ts of Setting Boundaries with a Narcissist.


I’m not sure where it’s going.

For now, this it to help me own and embody my own wisdom as I set, reflect on, and adjust my boundaries with BK- the father of my two boys and the wonderfully covert narcissist in my life. 144 more words

Shitty First Drafts