Archive for January, 2011

On Rediscovering the Art of Bad Writing

Forgive this cross-post from my writing blog at, but given the number of manuscripts that have crossed my desk too soon, I believe it’s worth championing here the value of writing those rough drafts–with the full knowledge that they are explorations, and not immortal prose. I used to hate first drafts. I hated them because when you write them,…

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