Write. Publish. Market. At First Draught we love a good brew (or bourbon) almost as much as we love our writing. So we decided to combine the two! Each month you'll find a new episode about the craft of writing a good book, or a discussion on handling the publishing industry.
More info at: FirstDraughtWriting.com
Support our show at: https://www.patreon.com/firstdraught
Alexis Anne (author of The Storm Inside and Tease series)
Mary Chris Escobar (author of Neverending Beginnings)
Julia Kelly (author of The Governess Was Wild and The Matchmaker of Edinburgh series)
Building Characters (Part 1)
Welcome to our new 3-part craft series on building characters in your novel. In this episode we discuss techniques we've found helpful for getting started, as well as for getting through a creative block.
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Hosts: Alexis Anne and Julia Kelly
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2018 New Year's Special!
Hello 2018! Welcome to our New Year special! We're sharing our drinks and our motivations for the new year. Hosts: Alexis Anne, Julia Kelly, and Mary Chris Escobar.
Bookbub, Book funnels, & more! (Book Marketing Series Part 3)
Part 3 of our Book Marketing Series (3 of3) focuses on BookBub and book funnel services such as BookFunnel and InstaFreebie.
Hosts: Mary Chris Escobar, Julia Kelly, and Alexis Anne
Email Marketing (Part 2 of Book Marketing Series)
The One Where We Talk About Email Lists (Oct 2017)
This month we're adding our voices to the topic "du jour" in the world of book marketing (drumroll, please) ... The Email List. Listen in as we cover the who, what, when, where, why of this massively popular way to connect with readers. Grab your drinks and join us!
Hosts: Alexis Anne, Julia Kelly, Mary Chris Escobar
Book Launches (Part 1 of Book Marketing Series)
What's involved in a successful book launch? From cover reveals to pre-orders, social media to paid advertising, First Draught covers the steps Julia Kelly and Alexis Anne took to get their latest releases to market. (Part 1 of our three part marketing series.)
Hosts: Julia Kelly (Julia Blake/ Changing the Play), Alexis Anne (7 Dirty Lies), and Mary Chris Escobar (Neverending Beginnings)
Customer ReviewsSee All
I feel like they’re my best writing friends
They’re so open and honest. Great show!!!
Great for writers
Lots of valuable information for writers in different phases and honest discussion of publishing life and how to get it all done
Great Resource for Romance Writes
I was lucky to stumble across this podcast a few months ago and I'm so glad I did. These ladies are extremely knowledgable in the world of romance from author's craft all the way to publishing and they always have a great drink in hand! I have even emailed the group to ask follow up questions about craft and was pleasantly surprised to receive not only an answer, but advice and places where I can find more information. These ladies are intelligent and fun. I love this podcast!