May 8th, 2012

Crappy first drafts

An article in Psychology Today says, “TV shows and films give them the dangerous idea that great authors just wait to get inspired, and then genius pours out of their pens in an unstoppable flood. The reality is different.”

The first chapter of JG Ballard's Crash

The article let’s you peek at the scribbled on, struck out, written over first drafts of various famous novels.

Read the Psychology Today about bad first drafts here.

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