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Shitty First Drafts: How to Mine First Drafts for Gold

Anne Lamott says in an essay, "Shitty First Drafts," from her book Bird by Bird that "good writers write shitty first drafts," and writing that lousy first draft is only way you can get anything written at all. In this workshop, we will read selections from Lamott's text to learn craft then workshop our first drafts to mine for the gold Lamott promises is there.

Instructor: Charlotte Morgan holds a Masters in English (Creative Writing) from Cleveland State University where she has taught Composition and Intro to Fiction. Charlotte’s passion is helping people find their creative cultural voices. In 2018, she worked on Cleveland Stories, an anthology published by Literary Cleveland. She found new writers and contributed a piece to the collection. Presently she is polishing "Glenville: My Side of Paradise,” a memoir on race and place.

Details: Shitty First Drafts: How to Mine First Drafts for Gold takes place Saturdays March 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 10:00am-12:00pm remotely through Zoom.

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To register for this class you must have either 1) participated in a past Developing a Writing Habit Class or 2) registered for or taken the Prerequisite: Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit.