“Shitty First Drafts” by Ann Lamott

For your main response, re-read “Shitty First Drafts” by Ann Lamott (Introduction, page 24+). In a well-constructed narrative response of 150-200 words (required), respond to the following questions:

  • Why do you think Lamott chose the title for this chapter of her book? Do you find her essay effective? Why or why not?
  • Do you experience the “voices in your head” in the way Lamott describes? If so, explain their effect on your writing.
  • What relationship do you see between Lamott’s ideas and Ueland’s and/or Stafford’s? Which of these writers do you find has the most helpful ideas for your own writing process? Why?