It’s my Write before Christmas, my time to send
Best wishes to wordsmiths and readers and friends.
Authors work solo, yet none are alone
For it takes a village (an adage well-known.)
Critique groups are crucial, a part of the team;
Online or in person, they endorse your dream.
(An aside: Many thanks for your commentary,
My critique angels–Fran, Michael, and Mary.)
A new writer? This world’s a mysterious place.
Catch a conference! It’s there that you’ll come face-to-face
With writers and editors and agents and such.
Volunteering’s an option if the cost is too much.
Like story contests? They’re fun, teach deadlines,
This>Contest Calendar’s < a favourite of mine.
As is Poets & Writers, a site that makes space
Having trouble with structure? Can’t seem to outline?
K. M. Weiland has guidelines to help you refine.
Seeking courses or webinars to carry you through?
Writers Digest will surely have something for you.
If a positive thought is what you require,
Tweets from Rock Christopher will keep you inspired.
If you’re looking to blog but don’t know the scene,
Check out Blog It for authors penned by Molly Greene.
Got a post that helps others? Want it retweeted?
@MondayBlogs is a place you’ll be greeted.
Want to do marketing? Don’t know the score?
Book Marketing Tools has ideas galore.
Do you have a routine? Great tales must be spun
and writers toil daily to get the job done.
(On that note, dear writers who are reading this verse,
If today you’ve not written, go away and WRITE FIRST!) 🙂
Thanks, avid readers on whom writers rely,
The work’s not complete ’til you choose to stop by.
Samuel Johnson once said (and I paraphrase herein)
‘A reader finishes what a writer begins.’
That’s it, the year’s end! Best wishes to you
as 2015 comes into view.
And now, ere December slides out of sight,
Happy Christmas to all! Have great reads and great writes!