Brandon Sanderson Drafting Method

Brandon Sanderson is a writer who goes through many revisions. He talks about this over several years during his BYU class lectures on YouTube, and I wanted to distill his process down from several videos, which I will link at least one of them in the description for the podcast and below this blog article for anyone who wants to hear him talk about it more in depth.

Why Do Initial Drafts Always Suck?

I hear it all the time. Let your first draft suck. It's okay to suck at it the first time. It's supposed to be sucky, just embrace it. Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog.  Hitting again upon the opening paragraph pf this blog, maybe you too, have been given this advice about writing sloppy drafts. Have you ever stopped to consider why first drafts are so terrible so much of the time? Let's go over 6 reasons why your first draft might suck, and why that is perfectly okay.