Hey guys, I'm working on a second draft of a short story at the moment, and I noticed how different this second draft is from my usual revisions. I decided to do a 'word dump' this time round. To get the bare bones of my plot made up, to get a feel for my characters, and to have a stab at an ending even though I wasn't sure on how it was going to end at the start. Before, I was a 'It's not perfect, but it's not a word dump' kind of writer. I was careful with plot especially, and had to have an ending figured out before I even started. I am now a word dump convert. Yeah, I've got a lot of revision to do, especially at the start, but I loved actually writing 2,000+ words a day, every day, until it was finished. It also helped me figure out all my character's motivations in a way that felt natural, even if they do feel a little flat at the moment. My grammar, plot, and structure are all over the place, but I actually look forward to fixing them now instead of thinking 'ugh, I have to read this same bloody story again?" It got me thinking what other people on this forum are like with their first drafts. I wanna hear if you were converted to a style like me, or if none of these options even fit with your writing of a first draft. Why do you like your method so much?