Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More

Tashie Bhuiyan - 22-year-old Author of Counting Down With You, an "Own Stories" YA Novel

May 06, 2021 Sara Gallagher - she/her Season 1 Episode 75
Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More
Tashie Bhuiyan - 22-year-old Author of Counting Down With You, an "Own Stories" YA Novel
Show Notes

Tashie Bhuiyan is the 22-year-old author of Counting Down With You, a YA “own stories” novel about a Bangladeshi teenager who agrees to a fake relationship with her school’s resident bad boy when her parents are out of the country. 

"This 'love letter to young brown girls; explores a topic that can be taboo in desi culture: anxiety. Bhuiyan guides Karina through it with care … Hand to fans of Netflix hit Never Have I Ever."  - Booklist 

In this episode, we discuss her writing process, and:

  • How consuming lots of media helps her through a block
  • Having a playlist for the book you’re writing
  • And more

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