Reading: Anne Lamott, shitty first drafts
This assignment is to reflect on your personal attitudes about writing, especially writing first drafts. You can use what we began during in-class writing as part of the basis of this, but you don’t have to.
The prompt: Think about what kinds of writing you enjoy doing and what you don’t enjoy; think about what kinds come easily to you and what kinds are difficult. Think about what you consider good writing vs. bad writing in general (not just your own).
In addition, try to remember ways in which you started to form these attitudes. Were there authors that you enjoyed reading that inspired you or bored you? Teachers that were encouraging or strict? Writing situations that were stressful or relaxing? How did these factors create, reinforce, or alter your attitudes about writing? And how, if at all, did your attitudes change after reading “Shitty First Drafts”?
This should be between two to four paragraphs.