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Shitty First Drafts

Attempting to write a perfect piece, a perfect, glorious and masterful piece is the easiest action a single entity could achieve, right?

Wrong. Over and over again people try to write a work of perfection, with little to no success.   383 more words

Shitty First Drafts

Shitty First Drafts Reflection

This week the reading we had to do in Communications was “Shitty First Drafts”. I enjoyed this piece of writing; I believe the author (Anne Lamott) made her point, that writing is a process and doesn’t just start out amazing, clearly and well. 221 more words

Shitty First Drafts

Writing advice to a young scientist

Now that I have my own lab, the topic of students writing stuff comes up a lot. It seems like everybody writes to a universal time plan, which is the following: If you have n days to produce a report, or a thesis chapter, or an abstract,  then do absolutely nothing for n-2 days, scramble to produce something on day n-1, send it to your supervisor and ask them to provide feedback within the next hour or so, because after all, … 588 more words

On First Drafts and Finishing Same

On First Drafts and Finishing Same

Well, this week it happened. I finished the first draft of my novel-in-progress. Thank you Brenda Ueland (If You Want to Write… 286 more words

some unfinished business

Some really shitty first drafts; I look forward to working on my writing for the rest of the year, but for now, I am burying these here. 441 more words

Bullshitry

Let The Games Begin

I got my manuscript back form my editor.  She told me to give her four to six weeks.  I sent it to her on the 11th and got it back last night. 715 more words

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For Your Information...

I am still feeling giddy from finishing my first shitty first draft last week.  I have and editor, and she is currently working on helping me perfect it.  199 more words

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