A Few Quotations on First Drafts

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Here are a few quotations about creating first drafts to inspire all of us to keep writing:



“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

                                                               Mark Twain



“You might not write well every day,

   but you can always edit a bad page.

   You can’t edit a blank page.”

                                                                 Jodi Picoult



“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”

                                                                      William Faulkner.


“If you want to be a writer, then write, every day, and do not revise. Simply create the first draft.”

                                                                        Charles F. French


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4 thoughts on “A Few Quotations on First Drafts

  1. If I don’t get finished with publishing the second in the trilogy and on to writing the third, I think I’m going to spontaneously combust!

    It was fun the first time; I’m supposed to be getting help the second time; and it’s taking forever to be stuck in a paperwork project that HAS to be done.

    I love the writing; the ‘having written and needing to do the rest of the work,’ not so much.

    BTW, you may not be able to edit a blank page – but you can always fill it. Even blather gets you moving.

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