Inkhornism

IWhile Anne Lamott suggests writing a “sh*tty” first draft, I struggle with this task. If feels risky. What if I die before I have a chance to revise and remove the pedantic diatribes of my first draft? Will my headstone read “Master of Inkhornism?”

I say, write it all. Password protect. Hope to delete before you die.

Marjorie Witt 19XX to 20XX   “She Deleted It All”

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4 responses to “Inkhornism”

  1. Cynthia says :

    Hello from to A to Z. I liken those terrible first drafts to perfecting a piano song. You don’t get it right the first time you play (if the song is worthwhile), but with continued practice, eventually you’ll get there.

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  2. Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes) says :

    I used to worry about terrible first drafts, but then I stopped. I mean, I got the basics of the story out so if I did die, someone would hopefully be able to edit into something similar to what I would have.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  3. Yolanda Renee says :

    I always write a shi..y first draft, and I have a few in the computer and even more handwritten. I feel sorry for the person who finds them, they’re written in my own shorthand. LOL

    Nice to meet you via the A to Z!

    Happy Monday of A to Z-ing 🙂
    Ninga Minion @YolandaRenee from
    Defending The Pen
    Parallels
    Murderous Imaginings

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  4. Aunt Beulah says :

    Great fun, this. It gave me a nice chuckle and provided a possible motive for my tendency to revise and cleanup even as I write a rough draft.

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