Enlightenment Reached Through an Awful First Draft

Hemingway once said “The first draft of anything is shit.” But how on earth would he know?

Wasn’t Hemingway considered a Godfather of American Prose? Could such a consummate craftsman ever produce… in his own words… shit?

He could. He did. And so should you, if you know what’s good for you.

Let’s take this apart: