Writing

How to Start Your First Draft According to David Sedaris

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 9, 2021 • 4 min read

Starting a first draft is often the most difficult part of the writing process. Whether you’re working on a short story, your first novel, or a nonfiction personal essay, best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris walks you through his tips for quality first drafts.