perspectives and reasons for the necessity of drafting, he takes the reader on a journey to become a better writer. SynthesisBoth of these articles are written by professionals who can empathize with their readers, of which are amateurs or professional writers struggling in the writing process. They describe the long and gruesome process begins with a sense passion and possibility and moves into a piece with specific goals and critical thinking. Lamott’s piece specifically addresses the beginning part of the writing process, the first draft. Her piece stresses the key to writing anything is through bad first drafts. In contrast, Murray describes that revision is the most important and timely part of the process that leads to the best final work. Murray seems to diverge from Lamott by proving revision entails that less is more. Ultimately both of these pieces work together to describe a writing process that needs to balance ideas, argument, and writing for the audience in mind.