Everyone Has to Start Somewhere: Sh*t Rough Drafts

13 March 2013 — 4 Comments

“Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn’t happen right away.”
― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Sh*t Rough Drafts launched on Tumblr a month ago and the site has already created quite a stir. With each post creator Paul Laudiero gives readers a fresh (and imaginary) look at the origins some classic literary works.

Here’s a sample:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.

The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkein. 1954.

The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkein. 1954.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling. 1997.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling. 1997.

“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. 1845.

The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe. 1845.

Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. 1884.

Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. 1884.

For more adventures into the (possible) drafting process of some of our greatest writers visit Sh*t Rough Drafts

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4 responses to Everyone Has to Start Somewhere: Sh*t Rough Drafts

  1. Thank you for sharing, this was really cool 🙂

  2. Don’t forget the chapter “Shitty First Drafts” from Anne Lamott’s book “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.” I’m (re?)reading it now.

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