This week, three information sources were proposed, which include: the essay “Shitty First Drafts,” the TEDx Talk “The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything,” and the TEDx Talk “The Magic of Revision.” The first resource gives a clear understanding that any drafts are essential since they contain your ideas. The second source helps us realize that any business can be learned since perseverance is the main thing. The third source tells about the importance of reviewing what was written. Each of these resources helped me reconsider my attitude to my writing and facilitated the process of writing this work.
Any thoughts and ideas should be constantly given a fresh look to enrich them with new details or approaches, which is impossible without pouring out thoughts on paper, even if they are disorderly. In the first moments of inspiration, a variety of ideas can come to mind, which are easier to implement in the future if one returns to them again and again (Lamott 1). I agree with the author’s position, as it is necessary to constantly review the drafts since, in the end, they will come together in a single and beautiful puzzle. Even if at first it seems that there is no connection between the ideas, it is worth coming back a little later and looking at them from the other side.
The author’s position is close to me since I believe that the secret of the success of a professional writer is a constant practice. Constant practice awakens in people the desire to grow above themselves, be the best, conquer new heights, and expand their comfort zone (The Magic of Revision. Obert Skye). A writer does not know all the creative theory and collects working methods on large and small forms. A writer is a person who, first of all, writes, does not build a plot, does not cook ideas in his head, lamenting that they will turn out flat on paper, but embodies them. Practice will allow the writer to hone the skill, regardless of its initial state.
“The Magic of Revision. Obert Skye.” YouTube, uploaded by TEDx Talks, 2016, Web.
Lamott, Anne. “Shitty First Drafts.” Bird by Bird, 1994, pp. 1–2.