First Draft Monthly Newsletter: February 2021
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👋 Hey friends! Welcome to the First Draft Monthly Newsletter for February 2021.
So—January. That was… eventful. To everyone who managed to get writing done: we salute you. For everyone who watched an awful lot of cable news and stress-ate Pocky Sticks to get through it: we salute you, too.
I’m in a bit of an inspiration rut in the shadow of another impeachment, a global pandemic, and dark winter days. One of the things people tell me about First Draft is that it inspires them, and makes them want to write. I hope that these episodes can give you that in this tough time.
In the meantime, catch me on the couch re-watching Ted Lasso & destroying some Pocky Sticks.
Much ❤️ ,
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Catch me moderating “Crazy. Stupid. Love.” at the North Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. CT
With: Maria E. Andreu, Elise Bryant, Diana Ma, Jennifer Niven, and Renée Watson
🎧 Recent First Draft Episodes
Episode #287: Elise Bryant
Episode #286: Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore is the New York Times bestselling author of the Graceling series, including Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, as well as Jane, Unlimited. She has returned to her fantasy world for her newest novel, Winterkeep.
Episode #285: Angie Thomas
First Draft Episode #284: Koa Beck
Koa Beck, former editor-in-chief of Jezebel and co-host of “The #MeToo Memos” on WNYC’s The Takeaway, discusses her debut non-fiction work, White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind.
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