September 15, 2010

Practice and First Drafts

Posted in First Drafts, Practice Writing tagged , , at 9:30 am by Rebecca Hein

Last week I suggested that you increase your practice writing (see previous posts about practice writing) and decrease your “real writing.” How did it go?

I’ve been doing this all year, especially in the past few weeks. Here’s my report: practice writing is restful. I can write about anything or nothing, released from the prison of my own high standards. I can scamper off into unknown territory, for pure fun, with no thought of order, coherence, or quality.

Try it; you won’t be sorry. If your experience is like mine, you’ll find even your first drafts flowing more easily, not just in language, but also in imagery and new ideas.

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