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Quotations on Writing First Drafts

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Something we all need to bear in mind.

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



“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” 

                                                               Mark Twain



“You might not write well every day,

   but you can always edit a bad page.

   You can’t edit a blank page.”

                                                                 Jodi Picoult



“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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July 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

The Short Life of Lucy Butler – #gargleblaster176

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‘Congratulations. Kids next then?’

‘Not until we’ve finished the house.’


‘Good turn out.’

‘She was well loved.’

‘Always ran everywhere. Always busy.’

‘Thirty years I knew her. Never finished their house.’


‘For someone so busy, I often wonder what she did.’





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