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Road Trip Wednesday #2: Rough Drafts!

Welcome to our second Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival", where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing or reading-related question and answer it in on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

You're more than welcome to participate! Just answer the question on your own blog, and leave a link to it in the comments.


Question 2: How rough is your rough draft?
  • Michelle Shusterman: "Embrace the suckage. Finish your sucky draft and be proud of its suckitude...."
  • Kirsten Hubbard: "I attempt to write chronologically, but if I'm excited about a scene further down the line, I write it..."
  • Kristin Miller: "A lovely, mostly clean draft inspires me to be more careful, more thoughtful about what comes next..."
  • Amanda Hannah: "Instead of constantly adjusting, I'm keeping a notebook with reminders about what to go back and change..."
  • Kaitlin Ward: "It helps me to remember that I can always take away or add things in second drafts..."
  • Lee Bross: "My rough draft is simply getting the story in all its unedited glory onto the page. The second round is the magical one..."
  • Leila Austin: "It's far better to have a deeply flawed first draft than not to have one..."


Road trip song of the week:
"Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane


Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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6 comments:

  1. I wanted to play :) Hope no one minds. http://horseridersblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/rough-drafts.html

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  2. Of course not! That's what we do it for :)

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  3. Cool, horserider! Welcome on board! :)

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  4. My post is up. How fun is this?

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  5. Yay I'm glad people are blogging with us :D

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