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veľmi aktuálne, našťastie už som kus za prvou verziou… Anne Lamott: Shitty first drafts

For me and most of the other writers I know, writing is not rapturous. In fact, the only way I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts.

The first draft is the child’s draft, where you let it all pour out and then let it romp all over the place, knowing that no one is going to see it and that you can shape it later. You just let this childlike part of you channel whatever voices and visions come through and onto the page. If one of the characters wants to say, “Well, so what, Mr. Poopy Pants?,” you let her. No one is going to see it. If the kid wants to get into really sentimental, weepy, emotional territory, you let him. Just get it all down on paper, because there may be some thing great in those six crazy pages that you would never have gotten to by more rational, grown-up means. There may be something in the very last line of the very last paragraph on page six that you just love, that is so beautiful or wild that you now know what you’re supposed to be writing about, more or less, or in what direction you might go–but there was no way to get to this without first getting through the first five and a half pages.

88-ročná vedkyňa, Yvonne Brill, ktorá vynašla pohon pre komunikačné satelity, nedávno zomrela. Prvý odstavec článku, ktorý pri tej príležitosti napísali v New York Times? Spomína, ako sa sťahovala, keď jej manžel menil prácu, a ako 8 rokov doma vychovávala deti.

vedkyne nie sú jednorožce – o knižkách pre deti

objímajúce sa mrkvy

o čakajúcich kávach – takéto reštaurácie alebo potraviny by som podporovala

The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks ‘Do you have a suspended coffee?’

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