Comparing Lamott's 'Shitty First Drafts'

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“Shitty First Drafts” definitely caught my attention because of its use of profanity in the title. It was eye catching and chose to read it first over Stephen Kings, “What Writing is”. Lamott’s and King’s ideas on writing are different from one another. King compares writing to telepathy and how pictures in people’s minds are portrayed through writing. While Lamott’s ideas are that writing is a process and it takes many attempts. Lamott is convincing her readers that good writing starts with “terrible first efforts”. They need to write anything down no matter how dumb, good, descriptive or not, it’s all-important. Writing is a process and it does not get done on the first try. Lamott’s writing process is similar to mine. Just like her I freak

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