Some good tips and tricks… Now if only I can take that advice and finish this first draft!!
First drafts. Love them or hate them, we all have to do them. These two tips may help you get yours done.
Haters Gonna Hate
Plenty of writers find first drafts a huge chore. Joyce Carol Oates, quoted below, seems to fall into the hater category.
No doubt about it, first drafts are hard work. Forming something out of nothing is always going to strain the brain. Even God needed a day of rest after a bout of creativity.
Experience First (Draft) Love
Other writers find the process energising. I happen to fall into that category. Getting lost in my imagination is such a buzz. I can “see” the new story unfold in my head, and it’s as if I’m in a cinema, watching the action. Except, in this case, I’m not a passive viewer. I supply the choices and make the decisions. Maybe it’s more…
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