Welcome to FIRST DRAFT


“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 fiction writers in their desire to produce and publish in both traditional and electronic formats.

I welcome your comments, contributions and suggestions!

Cheers and Happy Writing!
Jim Crocker, Technical Director

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