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Blog #2: “Shitty First Drafts”

Posted on September 6, 2018

I am the type of writer that even when I write my first drafts, I get feedback from my peers and use resources such as Grammarly. However, in my final paper, I still notice the drastic changes from my initial “shitty first draft.” In the article, a line that resonated with me was where it stated, “The first draft is the child’s draft, where you let it all pour out and then let it romp all over the place, knowing that no one is going to see it and that you can shape it later.” This line reminded me of the poem The Author to Her Book by Anne Bradstreet, where the speaker describes how her piece of work is like her child which she tries to perfect but in the end, will still be judged. By relating both the article and poem, I feel more at ease with how my first draft will turn out because I know that it will not be the best writing I have ever done, but, from there I can only improve.

 

 

 

 

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