The first draft of anything is a naked god

Art Of The Craft

To everyone, myself included, looking at that piece of work and cringing till your neck hurts.

Those ideas you just wrote is one big, strong, naked god and emits godly light. It’s beautiful, it’s raw, it’s holy-shit-I-saw-Aphrodite’s-nudes and it’s not fit to be seen by humans.

In order to put it out there (hello, God descending to earth in the form of man) we have to take our time searching for the perfect body for our creation. We teach it to be human and when it learns how to relate, we make sure it doesn’t forget its mission. In all the humanizing, we make sure that it still has its godly essence. And then we stand back and send our creation to earth. (And we remember that our Lord was good and people still hated him.)

So please do yourself and your readers a favour and edit. Sure a naked god is beautiful but seeing one often has consequences like going mad, blind, turning into a beast and killing your parents or just dying an unpleasant death. Don’t believe me? Just read any Greek myth or legend.

#TheFirstDraftIsHoly

BINGE-READ

How To Write Like A Real Writer When You Suck At Writing

I cannot count the number of times, writing work has been delegated to me all because I claim to be a writer.  “Help me write this, Dee.”  “Help me go through this, Dee.”  “Does this sentence make me sound like I have a stick up my butt?”  And so...

Serial Story (Sons of War -working title)

Hey, everyone. I wrote this story over a year ago. Just went through it today and decided it was pretty neat. Read and let me know in the comments if you think I should build it up as a serial story (story that gets released like film episodes). Lay low, go far away,...

I'm Dee Caulcrick

I’m a girl who loves reading and writing. I express my thoughts best in words and my feelings in the one million and one things I do in the name of creativity. My obsession? Helping others do the same. 

Top Categories

On Writing

All my best writing tips to keep you sane and your words healthy. 

On Creativity

Everything about doing what you love, what you’re curious about and keeping your mind refreshed. 

Dee’s Journal

BTS of my life and my journey to becoming who I am + a few rants, of course. 

0 Comments

Let me know what you're thinking