Quotations on Writing First Drafts


I thought this was a good piece to reblog.

charles french words reading and writing

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.

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18 thoughts on “Quotations on Writing First Drafts

  1. I love the quote by Mark Twain. I find that when I force myself to write despite not having much inspiration, the first few paragraphs are awful. But after that I get into a rhythm, and the words begin to flow.

    Oddly enough, this only happens when I hand-write my first drafts. I wonder if the physical act of writing stimulates the brain in a certain way?

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