Welcome to FIRST DRAFT
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“We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.”
— John Gardner
This free site is sponsored by BLACKDOGE BOOKS to encourage and support new writers in their efforts to produce and publish in both traditional and electronic formats.
We welcome your comments, contributions and suggestions!
Cheers and Happy Writing!
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Please check out the following summary of our site’s basic components.
NOTE: Use the HOT LINKS near the top of the page to navigate this site. The RED TITLES listed below are also HOT LINKS.
- WRITING RESOURCES — Listing of articles and sites containing information on successful writing.
- FAVORITE AUTHORS — Listing of our favorite authors.
- PROMOTIONS — Listing of sites that promote books.
- AGENTS & PUBLISHERS — Listing of literary agents and book publishers.
- EDITING — Listing of book editors.
- GRAMMAR CHECK — Listing of grammar articles.
- BOOK REVIEWS — Listing of book reviewers and sites.
- TECHNICAL WRITING RESOURCES — Information about Structured Writing and Information Mapping.
- NEW & NOTEWORTHY — A listing of timely topics and publications. Check ’em out!
- BOOK NEWS — Latest book news, events and books soon to be released!
- BOOK RELEASES — Latest book releases.
- AUTHOR INTERVIEWS — Interviews with famous authors.
- WRITING & READING GROUPS — Writing and reading groups you can join.
- WRITING CLASSES — Listing of up-coming writing classes.
- FREE VIDEOS — Listing of FREE online writing videos.
- MODERN PUBLIC LIBRARIES — Things have changed at the library!
- WHWI — The Writers Helping Writers Initiative (WHWI).
- BOOK OF THE MONTH (BOTM) — This is our featured Book of the Month.
- 99 CENT SPECIALS — Listing of books priced at 99 cents.
- FREEBIES — Listing of FREE Amazon Kindle eBooks!
“The first page sells the book. The last page sells your next book.”
— Mickey Spillane