by Katie McCoach
Your fingers hurt. Your eyes burn. You haven’t had anything to drink except coffee for the past few days, weeks, year. You are pretty sure you haven’t slept a full night without dreaming about characters and plot lines.
You are certain you will never type again. Because you finally finished writing the first draft of your novel. Phew!
No matter how many times an author finishes the first draft of a novel, they know this is only the beginning of the writing process. So what do you even do after you write that first draft? What comes next? Where do you even begin the process of revising, rewriting, sharing, and more?
via What to Do After the First Draft
It’s that time of year again: when friends and relatives alike complain that they don’t know what to give the bookworms in their lives. The answer is actually pretty simple: BOOKS.
via 5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Bookworm in Your Life
Can I cradle you in the nook of my arms? If you were here, would you let me? Hold you I mean? I don’t just want a hug.
via For Those Who Are Sad
Who doesn’t love #Giveaways?
This weekend, you can win #ebooks, swag and giftcards. Be lucky!
via Giveaways galore
It’s time for the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!
via Meet and Greet: 9/7/18
Do you like to write short stories?
You do … but can you follow a prompt and write a story in 72 hours?
No, it’s not a trick question.
via Revisiting The Writer’s Games
Excellent backstory post about ‘The Phantom!”
Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses
Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night
via The Power of the Music of the Night by Andrew Lloyd Webber