A Few Quotations on Finishing First Drafts

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

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” 

                                                               Mark Twain

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“You might not write well every day,

   but you can always edit a bad page.

   You can’t edit a blank page.”

                                                                 Jodi Picoult

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“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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“You can do it. You can write that first draft, so that you can then go on to the act of revision. But the first draft must be completed before you can achieve your finished book, and you can do it” (21).  Get The Draft Done! Helping Writers Finish Their First Draft.

                                                              Charles F. French

25 thoughts on “A Few Quotations on Finishing First Drafts

  1. Thanks for sharing this. This can work for not only the book writers but for all kinds of writers. I can relate to the quotation from Jodi Picoult. Yes, there are times I write my articles and I feel they have something missing. Other times I write them and leave them half way but the beauty of it all is that I can always go back to those drafts and edit them, make something better out of them and it’s always awesome to see a finished piece at the end of all that. Thanks again for sharing.

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