It's been awesome to see so many people take part in #FirstDraftFriday thus far in 2021 and to host six wonderful guest authors who shared their insights and gave away critiques! Let's keep it going! Join us on the first Friday of each month to get a picture book first draft written and maybe win a prize!
I'm excited to share the line up of guest authors for the second half of the year. I was thrilled when each of these wonderful creators said yes to being featured! I hope their drafting tips and tricks help you get your own ideas out of your head and onto the page!
So mark your calendar to check out my blog the first Friday of each month for that day's inspiration! Things "officially" start at 8 am ET with the post, and then it's time to work on writing your draft. Join us on the Twitter hashtag for encouragement and accountability!
If you finish before 8 pm ET, comment on that blog post to be entered into a drawing for a critique giveaway from the day's featured guest. Easy-peasy! (PSA: You can adjust the 12-hour writing window to suit your time zone, but you must comment by 8 pm ET if you want in on the giveaway drawing.)
The #FirstDraftFriday guest authors line-up for the rest of 2021 is:
July 2 - Adria Karlsson
August 6 - Tracy C. Gold
September 3 - James McGowan
October 1 - Brian Gehrlein
November 5 - S.K. Wenger
December 3 - Dane Liu
Again, to win a critique, you must write your draft on the designated #FirstDraftFriday, comment on the day's blog post by 8 pm ET, and follow both me and the day's guest author on Twitter.
To make that last step easier, why not just go ahead and follow us all now? We're at:
Hope to see you on #FirstDraftFriday!