Shitty First Drafts By Anne Lamott Essay

700 Words Nov 6th, 2014 3 Pages
Sometimes you are assigned to read articles for homework and they actually turn out to be helpful for you. Thats exactly what happened to me when I was assigned to read “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott, which caught my attention from its title. I wondered why is it called “shitty.” Anne Lamott explained how important it is to write shitty drafts before your writing becomes better. I thought to myself, I usually get B’s and C’s on my essays and Lamott says to become a good writer you must write shitty drafts first then why don 't I do that?
“Shitty First Drafts" by Anne Lamott states everybody should write shitty first drafts to make their writing better, but many people tend to think successful writers only write their writing once. Anne Lamott says people don 't understand that all great writers write many shitty drafts before they have their final draft. Good writers write first drafts to put everything in their mind on their paper. She says its good to write shitty first drafts because first drafts are child drafts. When you are writing your shitty draft you may end up writing something useful that can be used next time for your paper. Shitty drafts are meant to be “hideous” so you can prove on it later when you write the next draft. First drafts are just to get your mind thinking about the topic youre going to write about and most of the times your first draft isn 't near being perfect. Everybody writes shitty first drafts, even I write similar to shitty drafts for…

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