Summary and Reflection: Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott
Summary and Reflection
Anne Lamott discussed the value of first drafts in writing through the article Shitty First Drafts, an article in her best-selling book Bird by Bird. As a professional writer, Lamott disputes the commonly held notion that good writers find it easy to create written works without any indication of anxiety or difficulty whatsoever. For Lamott, all writers experience obstacles related to their written works. In turn, Lamott referred to first drafts as those that tend to reflect the obstacles of all writers towards producing the final version of their written works (Lamott, 1994).
Lamott does ...