Posted on September 9, 2018
In Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts,” writing a shitty first draft is encouraged. My high school English teacher once said that if your first draft is your best draft then there’s going to be a problem. I agree with Lamott when she says that the first draft should be the “child’s draft.” The first draft is where you write anything that comes to mind. It is the playground of your essay. The second draft is where you begin to make corrections and edits, and the third draft is where you begin to finalize certain aspects of the essay. Lamott describes doing things other than writing the first draft, which is relatable. When I begin to type my first draft I tend to move around the room or stare blankly into space.