Writing Tips for a Solid First Draft - video

These days, writers typically work with just one draft of their manuscript, which puts more pressure on the first draft to be as complete as possible. Screenwriter, playwright, and author Art Holcomb suggests that writers give themselves permission to put EVERYTHING into the first draft. It should be written without deleting or editing and provide a foundation of materials on which to build the story. Trying to create while also trying to refine or edit will usually lead to writer's block, or to an incomplete story line.

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