Write A Draft, And Then, Throw It Away

JohnH By JohnH, 14th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/24m868cl/
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Write a draft of your idea. This is only the beginning, next find the nearest garbage can and....

Write a Draft

When any writer wants to begin writing they start by writing a "draft." With the Internet being a place where you can write anything in a minute, and then hit the publish button, it is a good thing to know that writing a draft still has merit.

Write a Draft.

Next Step, after writing a draft is much harder. Which, is why I mentioned the Internet. You have to edit that draft. No one wants to read in a comment that their writing "sucks."

What is the best way to do this?

Toss It.

The best way to edit that draft is to "throw it out." In this case, what is being asked is that you take that first draft and toss it aside.

No one should be forced to read a draft. Not even you as the author.

The positive aspect of doing this is that you can continue to write. In other words, you have let go of the idea and worked on writing something that will stay for longer. Your "bad part" of the idea is in that draft.

It is much easier to edit this way. It also makes it a lot more fun as well.

So, next time you are in doubt, like writing, throw it out! You can even do this on wikinut since you can save your draft and fix it up later.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
16th Mar 2011 (#)

Excellent introduction to the importance of editing.

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author avatar aden kendroemen
16th Mar 2011 (#)

I hear what you are saying, most of the ideas I have are written longhand, in a notebook, or on a napkin, or on the back of anything I can get my hands on. Many times the final product, has little to do with the rough, maybe a sentence, or phrase I particularly liked. As you have said here, the draft is only for collecting your ideas, to then mould them into a coherent point. After that, they can fade away.. I have a small tape recorder as well, when I remember to keep batteries in it, it works just as well as a draft, for the collecting of ideas. Good read, good point, thank you.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Mar 2011 (#)

Aden,

You add little more and your ideas make a very useful article.

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author avatar Retired
17th Mar 2011 (#)

good luck for thsi, and I see you've got a bit of spam...

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author avatar JohnH
25th Mar 2011 (#)

thanks all, looks Like I got spam!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Mar 2011 (#)

JohnH,

You made the hard thing called 'writing' so simple with your easy tips.

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