Monday, July 25, 2011

It's International Sh*tty First Draft Week

... over at The Intern's blog. The asterisk is hers not mine, apparently it represents
all the ways in which first drafts are the very opposite of shitty: they can hold flashes of inspiration, stretches of brilliant writing, and scenes that got cut not due to shittiness, but out of necessity

dissection of article

Other writers will be baring their shitty first drafts and there will be prizes! Let me know how if you share one of yours!


Old Kitty said...

Prizes for shitty first drafts!??!?!!? I'm off to find mine!! LOL!!! Thanks for the link!! Is that a shot of your first draft?!?! WOW!!! It looks GOOD!!! Take care

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, it's not my first draft, it's a Creative Commons picture I got off Flickr.

I hope you get a prize!

jjdebenedictis said...

Oh, goodness--I do most of my editing on-screen, so I don't have one of these poor ink-harried beasts to show off.

I'd have to show a time lapse video of sentences being flayed and deleted and re-written and re-flayed, and honestly, I'm not enough of a tech wizard to manage it.

fairyhedgehog said...

jj, I'm sure you can go in for the competition without the blow-by-blow account! The important thing is what your first draft looked like before you edited it. I know I don't edit on paper at all.

And if you can't work out how to show editing changes made onscreen then I doubt if anyone can!

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