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Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.

Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
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Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.

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Episodes

Ep 192: Lindsay Smith

5/21/2019
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First Draft Episode #192: Lindsay Smith Lindsay Smith, author of the forthcoming Alchemy of War, as well as Sekret, Skandal, Dreamstrider, A Darkly Beating Heart, The Witch Who Came in From the Cold, and the Saints of Russalka series, talks about growing as a writer through D&D, refiguring her writing process after being diagnosed with ADHD, and learning to value more than just productivity. Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Hear Lindsay Smith’s first episode of First Draft with...

Duration:01:00:09

Ep 191: Ryan Graudin

5/14/2019
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First Draft Episode #191: Ryan Graudin Ryan Graudin, New York Times bestselling author of the Wolf by Wolf series, as well as Invictus and The Walled City, talks about staging Redwall battles in the backyard, how bad teachers inspired her love of history, and how restrictions at key times in her life led her imagination to flourish. Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode The Redwall series by Brian Jacques The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Prydain by...

Duration:01:04:18

Ep 190: Stephanie Garber

5/7/2019
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First Draft Episode #190: Stephanie Garber Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series, talks about turning to writing to escape burnout and depression from her first job, persevering when even her Mom told her the writing thing wasn’t meant to happen, and the things that make her nervous about releasing Finale, the final book in her breakout series. Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode The North Texas Teen Book Festival, which Stephanie and I were...

Duration:01:33:09

Ep 189: David Iserson

4/30/2019
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First Draft Episode #189: David Iserson David Iserson, screenwriter of The Spy Who Dumped Me, writer on Saturday Night Live, United States of Tara, and New Girl, and author of YA novel Firecracker, talks about micro and macro humor, how unreliable narrators is one of the beautiful advantages of writing a book, co-writing as being in conversation with someone, and the merit of spite writing. Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol was one of the...

Duration:01:00:49

Ep 188: Ally Condie

4/23/2019
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First Draft Episode #188: Ally Condie Ally Condie, New York Times bestselling author of the Matched series, as well as Summerlost and The Darkdeep, co-written with Brendan Reichs. In this conversation, Ally talks about what inspired her to get an MFA after establishing herself as a bestselling author, always working on two things at once, and how the 2016 election gave Ally enough rage to write her newest young adult novel, murderous revenge story The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe. Links...

Duration:01:10:06

Ep 187: Will Hines

4/16/2019
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First Draft Episode #187: Will Hines Will Hines, improviser and actor, host of the podcast, “Screw It: We’re Just Going to Talk About the Beatles,” and author of How to be the Greatest Improviser on Earth joins me to talk about using his Tumblr to test audience engagement; the delicate nature of writing about a community you are a part of; his thorough approach to making the self-publication process as professional as possible; and his next (fictional) book about improv, co-written with...

Duration:01:14:21

Ep 186: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

4/9/2019
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First Draft Episode #184: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the TV and screenwriting duo behind Smallville and Into the Badlands, join Sarah to talk about their debut thriller, Double Exposure. The guys talk about how, even after writing and/or producing more than 300 hours of television and movies, they are still engaged in learning and improving their craft; getting on the superhero train WAY before the MCU; and delivering a satisfying ending in books. Links...

Duration:01:15:18

Ep 185: Rhett Miller

4/2/2019
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First Draft Episode #184: Rhett Miller Rhett Miller (find him on Twitter and Instagram), musician and writer, is a solo artist as well as lead singer of The Old 97s. His first book for children, No More Poems: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse, illustrated by Dan Santat (listen to his First Draft episode here). Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode How Rhett’s given name is Stewart Ransom, sorta likeRansom Riggs, author ofMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(listen to his...

Duration:01:18:23

Ep 184: Bridget Tyler

3/26/2019
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First Draft Episode #184: Bridget Tyler Bridget Tyler (find her on Twitter and Instagram, too!), debut author of The Pioneer, comes to First Draft with Sarah Enni to talk about adventure and sci-fi, getting outside of her own bubble for storytelling perspective, avoiding the Leia-Han love story trope... and in a First Draft exclusive, Bridget reveals the name of the sequel to The Pioneer! Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Return of the Jedi, episode VI of theStar WarssagaThe ...

Duration:00:55:35

Ep 183: Jon Klassen

3/19/2019
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First Draft Episode #183: Author and Illustrator Jon Klassen Jon Klassen, Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the “I Want My Hat Back” series, as well as the illustrator of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; The Dark by Lemony Snicket; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson; and many more. Find him on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr! Circle, the third and final book in Barnett and Klassen’s...

Duration:01:26:43

Ep 182: Lilliam Rivera 2.0

3/12/2019
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Lilliam Rivera, author of THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ, is back with DEALING IN DREAMS, out now! She talks about writing a Latinx future, entering a room with hope, and getting to meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Lilliam Rivera 2.0 Show Notes Lilliam’s first interview on First Draft here Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author of FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE Amerie Zareen Jaffrey, executive editor at Simon & Schuster Anderson Cooper A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess A...

Duration:00:51:58

Ep 181: Soman Chainani

3/5/2019
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Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of the SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series, including the most recent A CRYSTAL OF TIME (out today!) talks about the insidiousness of triumphant good, how tutoring taught him discipline, and the epic battle of Serena Williams versus Maria Sharapova. Soman Chainani Show Notes The Ramona series by Beverly Cleary Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath & the Dawn series and Flame in the Mist (listen to her...

Duration:00:51:11

Ep 180: BONUS Sarah Enni Q&A

3/1/2019
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Sarah Enni, debut author of TELL ME EVERYTHING and usually the host of the First Draft podcast, answers questions from past First Draft interviewees about craft and ego, staying on schedule, Bob Costas’ pink-eye story, the evolution of her interview style, Hammer the cat’s origin story. Sarah Enni bonus episode show notes Maurene Goo (listen to her First Draft episode here) Nic Stone, author of DEAR MARTIN and ODD ONE OUT (listen to her First Draft podcast here) Kristen Kittscher,...

Duration:00:43:31

Ep 179: Sarah Enni

2/25/2019
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Sarah Enni, debut author of TELL ME EVERYTHING and usually the host of the First Draft podcast, answers questions from fellow YA writer Maurene Goo! Sarah shares her lengthy path to publishing, the role of humor and tone in contemporary fiction, her outlining process, and the one cross-country flight that changed everything. Sarah Enni Show Notes Maurene Goo, author of the upcoming SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW and THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL, I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE, and SINCE YOU...

Duration:00:54:36

Ep 178: Amanda Maciel

2/19/2019
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Amanda Maciel Show Notes TELL ME EVERYTHING by Sarah Enni TEASE by Amanda Maciel LUCKY GIRL by Amanda Maciel Post Secret (social media site) Michelle Schusterman David Levithan Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi Nina Goffi Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Duration:00:57:38

Ep 177: Sarah Burnes

2/12/2019
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Sarah Burnes, literary agent with The Gernert Company. She has been my agent since 2013. I loved what Sarah had to say about her approach to the slush pile, the myth of work-life balance, and her “no assholes” rule. Sarah Burnes Show Notes The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar Alloy book packaging company Zan Romanoff (Listen to her First Draft episode here) Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia Pseudonymous...

Duration:00:44:54

Ep 176: Susan Dennard

2/5/2019
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Susan Dennard is the New York Times bestselling author of the SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY series and THE WITCHLANDS series. Her newest novel in that series, BLOODWITCH, is out February 12. Susan Dennard Show Notes Susan’s wikipedia page Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander Cinder by Marissa Meyer Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (hear her First Draft interviews here and here) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Paul Scheer (host of How Did This Get Made) Joanna Volpe, literary agent...

Duration:01:12:31

Ep 175: Robin LaFevers

1/29/2019
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Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times bestselling HIS FAIR ASSASSINS series, talks about the memories that live on in our bodies, the downside to critique groups, and how writing her breakout series retriggered old trauma--sidelining her ability to write for more than a year. She worked her way, physically and emotionally, back to write the latest in the series, COURTING DARKNESS, out February 5, 2019. Robin LaFevers Show Notes The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Charge of...

Duration:01:26:50

Ep 174: Renée Watson

1/22/2019
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Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of PIECING ME TOGETHER a Newberry Honor book and winner of the Coretta Scott King award, THIS SIDE OF HOME, and many others, and co-author of WATCH US RISE, out February 12. Renée is also founder and executive director of the I, Too Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization housed in the home of legendary poet Langston Hughes, committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts. Renée Watson Show...

Duration:00:53:17

Ep 173: Roshani Chokshi

1/15/2019
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Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN, CROWN OF WISHES, and the ARU SHAH series talks about the first book in her latest young adult series, THE GILDED WOLVES, out January 15. She talks about connecting to her history through fairy tales, how being voted most likely to succeed caused a lot of angst, and the pressure of picking an AIM away message. Roshani Chokshi Show Notes Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley Jhumpa Lahiri AFI...

Duration:01:08:42