Calliope Writing

The Time Has Come for a Marvelous Thing
December 1, 2016, 5:08 pm
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It’s time to announce the two lucky winners of the Book Lover’s Paradise and the Reading & Writing Treasure Trove prize packs! I used Rafflecopter‘s random winner selection tool to choose the following winners.

Drumroll, please.

The Book Lover’s Paradise giveaway winner is FlaviaFlavia, I have emailed you asking for your mailing address so I can send out your goodies.

The Reading & Writing Treasure Trove giveaway winner is HilaryHilary, you should have an email in your inbox requesting your address so I know where to send your prizes!


*If a winner does not respond with his/her mailing address by December 14 at 11:59 EST, or if a winner is otherwise disqualified from the contest (e.g., is not a United States resident), another random winner will be picked.

How to Survive Hitting NaNoWriMo’s Halfway Point

 It’s officially the midpoint of National Novel Writing Month: November 15.

By the end of today, you “should” have 25,000 words plastered on paper or screen. That sounds a little overwhelming to me – and I know I’m not alone.


Successfully Getting Over the Midway Hump

To help you get over the hump that often pops up for NaNoWriMo participants around this time, I’ve compiled a list of articles with invaluable info.

Virtual Event – Don’t forget to respond!

If you haven’t joined my virtual event on Facebook, there’s still time!
The second part of the event can be found here. Be sure to “attend” if you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo – I’ll begin sharing writing-related tips and articles on this second part of the event beginning tomorrow, November 16. Until then, I’ll continue posting in the first part of the virtual event, which can be found here.

Two Awesome NaNoWriMo-Inspired Giveaways

Love books and writing tools? Want to win some?! Then you obviously want to enter the two giveaways I’m hosting in honor of this crazy month.
Enter the Reading & Writing Treasure Trove giveaway here, and enter the Book Lover’s Paradise giveaway here. Want more info about what’s included in each prize pack? Check out this post, which outlines the specifics.

Need Some Inspiration?

It’s been a rough week, especially for those of us in the USA.

The following short film, Prophet, is both timely and thought-provoking. Give it a watch and be sure to share it if you dig it. You can also follow Prophet on Instagram and Facebook.

Readers and Writers: I Love You (GIVEAWAYS)
November 7, 2016, 11:26 am
Filed under: Books, Giveaway, Literature, nanowrimo, Reading, writing | Tags: , , , ,

As you surely know, NaNoWriMo 2016 is well underway. Participants who are meeting their daily writing goals have jotted down over 11,000 words – amazing!!!

And then there’s me: the prototypical Libra who let her indecision get the best of her. I got sidetracked and unenamoured with my story around November 3 and am now working on outlines for two separate projects. I use the word “working” loosely. Because those outlines are currently very, very sparse.

nanooutmo national novel writing month

So, while I still plan on celebrating NaNoWriMo and encouraging and supporting those who are taking part, my personal goal for the month has changed: I just want to create two incredibly detailed outlines by November 30.

Send me all the good vibes and juju you have.

Now for the rockin’ news…

I’m Giving Away Kickass Stuff

In honor of NaNoWriMo and its goal (encouraging creativity and writing), I’m hosting two giveaways, both of which will run through November 30 and both of which will include a note from yours truly talking about how flipping awesome you are.*

Book Lover’s Paradise Giveaway


nanowrimo giveaway books

This prize pack contains the following:

  • The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (read about it here)
  • Middle Passage, Charles R. Johnson (read about it here)
  • Plague of the Dead, Z.A. Recht (read about it here)
  • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, Laird Barron (read about it here)
  • The Seren Cenacles, Warren Norwood – AUTOGRAPHED! (read about it here)
  • A one-of-a-kind book journal from Ex Libris Anonymous – Winner’s choice!

For a chance to win the goodies listed above, enter the giveaway here.

Writing & Reading Treasure Trove Giveaway


nanowrimo giveaway goodies

This prize pack contains the following:

For the opportunity to win the treasure trove described above, enter the giveaway here.

What are you waiting for? Get those entries in! (Hint: You can come back every day to enter.)

*Giveaways are limited to United States residents, due to the cost of international postage and the contents of my bank account. The two lucky winners will be announced December 1. More details about that announcement to come.

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