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Writing With Quiet Hands by Paula Munier

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Chapter Ten

Fun with First Drafts

“I hate first drafts, and it never gets easier. People always wonder what kind of superhero power they’d like to have. I want the ability for someone to just open up my brain and take out the entire first draft and lay it down in front of me so I can just focus on the second, third, and fourth drafts.” —Judy Blume

There are two kinds of writers: those who love writing first drafts and those who hate writing them. Writers who love writing first drafts usually hate editing, otherwise known as subsequent drafts. Those who hate writing first drafts usually love writing the subsequent drafts, because once the dreaded first draft is finished, they have something to edit.

Okay, there are three kinds of writers, if you ...

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