Peter Skaronis

January 14, 2023

The Imagination Of The Uninitiated Writers


Reading the excerpt “Shitty First Drafts” from Anne Lamott Bird by Bird made me realize the importance of Drafts.

1. Start Writing

Getting everything on the page, bad or good or both. Just get it out. Sometimes it is coherent. Sometimes it is not. Who cares. Nobody is going to see this.

2. Edit What Your Wrote

Once you have written, you can now edit. You can edit a page you have written but you can’t edit a blank page. There needs to be something to work with.

3. Stick Around To Make Those Edits

You need to stop worrying about writing something shitty. It will be shitty. Just write it. Stop worrying about it. You need to live long enough to go back and edit it that piece of shit.

4. Edit Until It Is Ready

You start editing and after the 3rd or 4th draft it should be ready. Depending on what you are writing it could be as far as the 10th or 20th draft.

5. Rinse and Repeat

At this point you are ready to start writing your next shitty draft.

Happy editing!

About Peter Skaronis

 Hey! I'm Peter, Cybersecurity Consultant, Polymath and the CEO at Techimpossible.
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