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Shitty first drafts

When I start to write I think a lot of things. My mind tries to focus on one topic at a time. I don’t like going off topic because then I will have so many errors and too many mistakes. I always write more than one draft, which I can compare the difference from before and after. I always fix some point in my writing. So that way I can organize my paper by editing and finding synonyms instead of being repetitive. The title did not surprise me I think it is true. The first draft is really helpful for me. The second draft makes me more aware of the things I missed out or if the paper was rushed.

Shitty First Drafts by: Annie Lamott

1). How many drafts do you typically make of a paper/piece of writing? I usually make one draft of a paper or piece of writing.

2). Do you write a “down draft,” an “up draft,” and a “dental draft” like Lamott says? I typically do not, I usually only write a downdraft.

3). Were you surprised at her chapter’s title? I was very surprised and intrigued when I read the title. I couldn’t wait to read the assignment! I found it to very interesting and the author was very funny.

4). Do you think you will have to change the way you write a lot if you decide to write a “shitty first draft”? I think I do. I should definitely try practicing writing at least three drafts as recommended.