Lamott gives permission to write and improve shitty drafts.

Anne Lamott recommends tips to improve shitty drafts. Her book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life did not suggest deleting my drafts. In fact, she gave me permission to write them.  My editor, Debbie Simorte, told me it was a good idea to delete them from my blog, for the same reason spammers give me.

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Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

“Your site is rife with errors, Marsha.”

“Thanks so much for that unsolicited comment, Sara Spammer.”

“Sara’s got a point, Marsha.”

“But, Debbie, don’t you think ‘rife’ is harsh?”

“Maybe, but editors look at your site. If editors see a Work in Progress (WIP), see it even has an acronym, they wonder if the rest of the story will be a WIP.”

Seriously, “rife with errors?”improve shitty drafts