Quotation Explorer - 'Draft'

I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. - Shannon Hale
Don't ruin a relationship, by giving it a name.A potential lover. A lover of the present and An ace of the past.These months, years and ages, might just forget the memory And remember the terms you used to file them in a draft. - Shillpi S Banerrji
Writing Tip:Don't let the "writing rules" bog you down when you're writing the first draft; they don't matter when you're writing the story, only when you're editing the story. - Linda Westphal
First draft: let it run. Turn all the knobs up to 11. Second draft: hell. Cut it down and cut it into shape. Third draft: comb its nose and blow its hair. I usually find that most of the book will have handed itself to me on that first draft. - Terry Pratchett
ARCHITECT, n. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. - Ambrose Bierce
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. - H.G. Wells
Senescent judges show how patriotic they are by passing out hard sentences for tearing up a draft card or following one's conscience according to the principles established by our country at the Nuremburg trials. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
News is only the first rough draft of history. - Alan Barth
The first draft of anything is shit. - Ernest Hemingway
But it isn’t a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns. - Patrick Rothfuss
The first draft is just you telling yourself the story. - Terry Pratchett
The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft, we can all declare we are homosexual instead of running off to Canada.
For writing a first draft requires from the writer a peculiar internal state which ordinary life does not induce. ... how to set yourself spinning? - Annie Dillard
Snooki is a bestselling author? Huh? What? I don't know if I should dumb down my book, shoot myself or find a publisher who'll settle for a rough draft written on a Pop-Tart and a coconut lotion handie.. - Geoffrey Hill
I’ve always said, ‘I have nothing to say, only to add.’ And it’s with each addition that the writing gets done. The first draft of anything is really just a track. - Gore Vidal
The best way of writing sex scenes is to do the first draft, orgasm, and then start editing. You can be objective post-orgasm. - Christos Tsiolkas
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