Love this post about tips for finishing the first draft of your story. “Manners are for second and third drafts.” Brilliant!
by Erika Marks
Talk about two words that manage to strike both excitement and fear in the hearts of all of us who write, yes?
After having published three books and now deep in the middle of my fourth, I’d like to think I’ve got this whole first draft thing sewed up.
Except, well, I don’t.
But while I’m no pro at this yet, friends, like all of us, I’ve amassed a decent catalog of tried-and-trues that work for me.
Since everyone has her or his own tip sheet, what works/what doesn’t when they sit down to write that often elusive, sometimes terrifying but always consuming first draft, I thought I’d share some of mine with you all today. And I’d sure love to hear some of YOURS in the comments section.
Okay. Here goes…
First off, don’t sweat the small stuff.
I have found that nothing…
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