Why I Switched to Deliberately Creating a ‘Shitty First Draft’

I was inspired the other day by a story on Medium that all writers can relate to — that of the so-called ‘shitty first draft.’ Yes, this really is a term, it even has it’s own tag.

The concept— and I (now) totally subscribe to it — is that you ‘brain dump’ everything you want to say in one steam-of-consciousness flow to get the ideas out of your head and onto paper with the view that you can go back later and tidy it all up into something readable, coherent and, hopefully, interesting.



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Jason Deane

I blog on things I am passionate about: Bitcoin, writing, money, life’s crazy turns and being a dad. Lover of learning, family and cheese. (jasondeane@msn.com)