Anne Lamott 's essay, “Shitty First Drafts” explains to its readers that all writers, even the best, can have “shitty first drafts.” The essay presents the proper writing process from the first draft to the final piece of work. Her essay is intended to encourage writers who are in need of direction when it comes to writing and to teach inexperienced writers ways to become more successful in writing. Anne Lamott uses her personal experiences to build credibility, figurative language to engage the reader and provides the reader with logical steps for the writing process. To build credibility on her processes success, Lamott uses her own personal experiences.
A short nonfiction called Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott explains to the reader that whenever you write, in order to have a great paper or book, they need to write a first draft and tells them that the first draft they write will be shitty. Lamott states that not one writer writes an elegant first draft and is a fantasy of what readers expect (Lamott 468). The way she writes this nonfiction, it gives the reader a confidence boost and an idea that nobody can write a perfect paper on the first attempt. Lamott even explains that she would be worried if someone would read her first draft of her writings because of how shitty they are (Lamott 470). She reassures that all good writing begins with a terrible first effort and that there will be
The producers, Ben Drew (Plan B- the main singer) and Al Shux are deemed ‘brave’ and ‘insightful’ to the youth and some members of parliament of Brittan today- playing with fire (2012) and Hard times (2011) follow similar themes and messages to help others in Brittan have a voice and justify the views of youth in this broken society of people who can’t or don’t know how to speak up. This piece being deemed by the rolling stones magazine and big league papers such as the independent to be one of the ‘best mainstream protest songs’ yet. Characteristics of Benjamin Drew’s directing, acting and urban rapping scenes are represented of who he is –in the place of ‘ill manors’ depicting the youth and protesters views of the corrupt government in a
In “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott, she discusses how a writer’s first drafts are usually not perfect (para. 1). It is just a start-draft, just to get the writer going. The first step in this process is to write down anything you can think of at the moment or write out the details for your paper. Personally, I have always struggled with not just the first paragraph, but the first sentence. Like many students and writers, we all have difficulty starting with an interesting, attention-grabbing statement.
The article by AP “Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves” is an article you want to yell from rooftops for everyone to know about, so that they can act right now. The article describes the inhumane circumstances the modern-day slaves “working” in shrimp peeling sheds in Thailand have to bear. Through a touching story and various shocking facts, the authors disclose these illegal practices and illustrate how the products easily infiltrate the supply chains of a lot of the big U.S food corporations. The authors tell the story of one of the slaves and make it intertwine along with the factual information provided.
In the article “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lemott she discusses how every writer has difficulty putting their ideas on paper because writing should be seen as a process that even the best and famous writers follow. She also talks about how even the best writers don’t just come with ideas and just begin writing on paper and make it as their final draft. Lemott also points out the importance of being able to just write down every thought into the first draft regardless of the structure of the draft and how it makes it easier to start the second draft. After writing the second draft it makes the final draft a review of punctuation and grammar corrections. As a food reviewer she struggled putting her ideas together because she would start doubting
To establish Disney as a lead film-maker, the company had to release a full length film. Their first film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, was released in 1937 and became the first feature length film to utilize traditional animation techniques. What made these six years the Golden Age (1937 – 1942) was not the success of the films, but rather the amount of influence these films had over the industry. Disney explored the method of showing a story through a non-human source with Bambi (1942), began taking popular literature and creating films acceptable for children with Pinocchio (1940), and established the now famed Disney Princesses with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) (Odyssey).
After reading the first chapter, writing with Style, from “Thinking Well”, by John R. Trimble, he made it seem as if he was writing about my writing when he explained a novice writer. Trimble explains how a novice writer would write by giving examples of how their style of writing looks like. For example, Trimble explains how new writers unconsciously write and how they are not aware of their egocentrism. He states what a novice would have to achieve objectivity, empathy, courtesy and social sensitivity in order for him to have a readable style. Trimble then discusses what makes a veteran writer and how their thinking process reflects their writing situation.
Through the many struggles in life, I have been able to distinguish the more challenging struggles, from the lesser challenging. Out of the many obstacles in life, I find writing to be one of the more treacherous ones. Although many works of writing appear to be easily forged by the artist, creating the first draft for any writer has proven to be a very treacherous journey. In Anne Lamott’s excerpt from her book “Bird by Bird”, she describes her own personal struggle with writing first drafts when she worked for the “California Magazine”.
The Purpose of Group Debates When individuals gather and exchange their opinions, ideas, and information about matters of interest, it is considered group discussion. Group discussions are when opinions and views can be spoken of freely, but when such a variety of opinions and views are presented, it is likely that conflicts and debates can arise in the midst of it all. When group debates occur, each debater counters the points of the other debaters by stating their position and argument about the matter. Typically, once opinions, views, and different ideas are presented, other’s thoughts can be influenced, but when debating, it is important for the speakers to stay true to their position and influence the opposing side and the audience. Group debates can be very valuable to communication because people are
Ethos has to do with credibility and establishing a good relationship with the audience. This can also be expressed through your tone and confidence of the matter. If someone is more confident through his or her tone, it'll attract the reader to continue reading without questioning the validity of the argument. In my personal statement, I was telling a story that I have told others many times before to a variety of people. My tone remains subtle and informal so that the audience feels like we are having a conversation.
In my spring semester of English 1301, I was required to view reading and writing in a drastically new way. This steep learning curve highlighted my weaknesses as a writer and textual analyst. I have learned a great deal in my time as an English student, however I have much to learn about professional and colligate writing. The work I conducted on brief assignment two showed me that I had to work on understanding the difference between summary and paraphrase.
Writing a paper is a long and sometimes strenuous process. In Garrison Keillor’s “How to Write a Letter”, Richard Lederer’s “The Case for the Strength and Grace of Short Words”, and David Shipley and Will Schwalbe’s “How to Write (the Perfect) Email” authors are taught how to craft a compelling piece of literature. To write an effective work, the author must go through the arduous task of planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Each one of these procedure takes time, effort, and patience. If the author seeks to create a noteworthy paper, then it is vital that they follow every step with the rigor and determination mentioned in the professional authors’ writings.