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Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. 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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Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. 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.

    Hiatus Announcement With Traci Thomas of The Stacks

    Hiatus Announcement With Traci Thomas of The Stacks

    First Draft Episode #359: Traci Thomas Traci Thomas is the creator and host of The Stacks Podcast, a show about books featuring interviews with authors and book lovers. New episodes out every Wednesday!
    In this episode, we discuss my choice to put First Draft on indefinite hiatus, effective immediately.
    Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode:
    Hear Sarah Enni’s episodes of The Stacks, here and here
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    • 40 min
    Simple Pleasures and Sinister Undertones With Nina LaCour

    Simple Pleasures and Sinister Undertones With Nina LaCour

    First Draft Episode #358: Nina LaCour Nina LaCour is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of five critically acclaimed young adult novels, including: We Are Okay, and Hold Still. She joins to talk about her first picture book, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle, and her debut adult novel, Yerba Buena.
    THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY Out of the Blue, the queer YA rom-com by Jason June, author of the breakout Jay’s Gay Agenda, available now!
    Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode:
    Hear Nina’s previous appearances on First Draft, here and here!
    Hear Sarah Enni on Nina’s podcast, Keeping a Notebook, here!
     
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    ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series.
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    • 51 min
    Dreams and Ghosts With Samira Ahmed

    Dreams and Ghosts With Samira Ahmed

    First Draft Episod #357: Samira Ahmed Samira Ahmed is the bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, Internment, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds, as well as a Ms. Marvel comic book mini-series. She joins us to talk about her latest YA contemp, Hollow Fires.
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    Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo
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    📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events
    👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise
    ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Writers and Friends With Kristin Dwyer

    Writers and Friends With Kristin Dwyer

    First Draft Episode #356: Kristin Dwyer Kristin Dwyer is the debut author of YA romance, Some Mistakes Were Made.
    THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
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    Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo
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    📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events
    👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise
    ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Embrace the Funny With Shannon Hale

    Embrace the Funny With Shannon Hale

    First Draft Episode #355: Shannon Hale Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of over thirty children's and young adult books, including graphic novel memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever, and multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy.
    THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
    Fundamentals of Design, a crash course in design tailored specifically for authors. Head to embowman.com/workshops to enroll, and use promo code FIRSTDRAFT20 to save $20 off the $79 price through the end of May 2022.
     
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    🏆 Support the Show
    Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo
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    📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events
    👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise
    ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series.
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    Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Moms Don't Have Time to Chat With Zibby Owens

    Moms Don't Have Time to Chat With Zibby Owens

    First Draft Episode #354: Zibby Owens Zibby Owens is the founder of the podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and new publishing company Zibby Books, as well as author of picture book Princess Charming and forthcoming memoir, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature.
    Thanks for Listening!
    🏆 Support the Show
    Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo
    🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
    📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events
    👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise
    ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series.
    👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend
    Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
368 Ratings

368 Ratings

Monetslinky7734 ,

Amazing!

My new favourite writing podcast…I especially loved the Ally Carter and Casey McQuiston episodes…the advice given is outstanding and it is so cool to hear about their experiences. I feel like Ive learned so much about writing and publishing!

Antonia Hedgehog ,

Wonderful!

I look forward to listening each week! There is so much good information and fascinating life stories shared in this podcast. I love hearing the different perspectives and experiences from each author. I also really appreciate the range from picture books to adults. Thank you for such a great podcast!

Tara-writes ,

simply fabulous

I find myself turning to this podcast every time I want to feel inspired. Writing can be a solitary task but there is so much solidarity to be found here. Sarah Enni makes every conversation sound like she's sitting down to chat with a friend, and her industry-focused episodes are full of insights for both aspiring writers and established alike. Well done, Sarah!

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