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First Drafts

26 Jun

dd53ff6f94882fde95239f4e52ae57fdWhat do your first drafts look like? Do they tend to be fat with every little thought about your story that you could fit into the draft? Or are your first drafts skimpier, just using enough words to tell yourself the skeleton of the story so you can embellish it later?

I suppose it comes down to your editing style as well. Perhaps you prefer to rewrite everything, having the first draft as a recipe to follow in terms of plot and character, and using your rewrite to add in all of the details for the flavor. Maybe you’re the type to take a butcher knife to your overloaded first draft, willing to cut out all of the unnecessary parts that may have found their way into the draft for the ride.

I tend to just write my first drafts as a pantser, in all honesty. Going off on tangents, meeting new characters that may take the story in a new direction, not entirely sure where the plot line will take us… I love it. You would think that my first drafts tend to be wordy with tons of detours, but there are plenty of times when my first drafts don’t seem long enough to tell the story I want to hear.

Perhaps my subconscious knows more about my work-in-progress drafts than I do.

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Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Home

 

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6 responses to “First Drafts

  1. Violet of Violet's Veg*n e-comics

    June 26, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I read that all first drafts are supposed to be bad 🙂

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  2. tahenryauthoress

    June 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    My first drafts are super uneven. When I don’t know how a scene should go, it’s stilted and very very skinny. When I feel it, I get overly verbose. Obviously both things need help in revision. LOL

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