As discussed this week at workshop, some scholars believe our current beliefs about the importance and necessary depth of revision derive from the practices of Modernist authors at the turn of the century in conjunction with one very significant invention: the typewriter. 424 more words
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Don’t trash that crappy first draft!
Oh it may be full of grammatical errors that would send your high school English teachers into hysterics but that’s not reason enough to throw it away. 1,179 more words
Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” is an important essay that informs the reader on some of her “Insrtructions on Writing and Life”. This, much to my and other readers’ happiness, involves writing awful first drafts – whether you are a professional writer, a student, or you write for fun. 589 more words
Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” included her personal recognition of her battles when she sat down to write. Sometimes, I wish I had a typewriter just for that purpose. 768 more words