Holiday gratitude giveaway: win a literary book bundle!

Dear friends, clients, fellow writers, and readers:

In honor of this year’s holiday season, I’d like to say thank you for what you add to my life and business, The Threepenny Editor. I count myself lucky beyond reason for the chance to work every day with people who are as committed to books, writing, learning, and ideas as you all are.

As a gesture of my appreciation, I am giving away one set of my favorite six books on writing:

What do you need to do? Just share in the comments section your answer:

What are the writing accomplishments you’re thankful for this year, and your goals for next year?

The contest is open until midnight on December 15. I’ll use a random number selection to pick the winner and ship to you or your recipient of choice. Add them to your library, or pass them along to a writer in your life.

10 Comments on “Holiday gratitude giveaway: win a literary book bundle!”

  1. I love your blog and I love this give-away! I am so happy to participate!

    My biggest writing accomplishment this year was allowing myself to admit that I enjoy writing, no matter what. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t pay my bills, it doesn’t matter that it’s not the primary focus of my job. I enjoy the process of it and that’s that.

    My hope for next year is that I will continue writing and I will try to be disciplined and thoughtful about it but if nothing tangible ever comes out of it that would be OK because I would have enjoyed it every single step of the way.

    I know that this is pretty basic stuff but, for me, it’s been a liberation.

    on Nov 27th, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

  2. What a great goal, Petya! Writing for the fun of it is one of the best reasons to do it. I love reading and editing, but I am a writer because there is absolutely nothing like the feeling of pursuing an idea that *I* know is important, somehow. The process of figuring out why is rewarding. Good luck!

    Sarah Cypher
    on Nov 29th, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

  3. […] pop over to Sarah’s freelance writing site, The Threepenny Editor, and comment on her “Holiday gratitude giveaway“ post by midnight on Dec. 15. One lucky winner will be […]

  4. This year I have been blessed:
    1. I have a great writing group (Go Sarcastic Broads).
    2. I had two short stories published.
    3. My blog is getting more readership.
    4. I’ve received positive feedback for my current manuscript (go P0itchapoolza with David and Arielle).
    5. I have developed (& continue to) a great next work of cyber writing friends.

    For 2012, my wishes are simple:
    1. Get an agent and publisher for my manuscript.
    2. Continue to publish short stories.
    3. Continue to blog about my journey with abandon.

    on Dec 7th, 2011 @ 9:37 am

  5. I’m proud that I pursued an idea to write about until it found me across the country researching. Until it found me writing at 11 o’clock at night and six in the morning; writing like I never have before. Now, I have most of a manuscript. I am darn proud of that. My goal for next year is to finish the manuscript, edit and revise until it’s as near perfect as I can make it, and then find representation for publication.

    What a great giveaway – thanks for the chance to enter!

    Heidi Leanne
    on Dec 7th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

  6. The writing accomplishments I’m grateful for this year are self-pubbing my first novella in February, finishing two more novels this year, and working with the WoMen’s Literary Cafe with giving back to other writers. 🙂

    My goals for next year are to edit the two novels I wrote this year and write another a sequel to my self-pubbed novella. As well as continuing to give back to the writing community. 🙂

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

    emerald_barnes (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Emerald Barnes
    on Dec 7th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

  7. The writing accomplishments I’m thankful for are finishing a rough second draft of my main WIP novel, and completing a new novel draft in NaNoWriMo – both the story and the 80,000 words I wanted to have down.

    My goals for next year are to polish the second draft of my main WIP to a point where it is submittable, and to polish the NaNoWriMo work to a point where I can experiment with self pub.

    But I am also grateful for discovering great writing blogs – thanks for writing this one!

    Duncan Ellis
    on Dec 8th, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

  8. Style is what every writer fathoms to develop thus getting high readership, a difficult job, though.

    I am neither a writer nor have worked anything except my critical analysis for writing essays has become part of my life. I owe it and defend it.

    Next year I am going to write more essays.

    Khalid Iqbal
    on Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:14 am

  9. Hey! Did you announce the winners of the give-away?

    on Jan 23rd, 2012 @ 10:26 am

  10. Yes! The giveaway books went to Lauren Barnhart. I ran the contest on this blog and on my writing blog,, and selected a random winner from the combined pool of entrants.

    Thanks for your interest, and I hope 2012 brings you creativity, productivity, and success with your writing!

    Sarah Cypher
    on Jan 23rd, 2012 @ 10:37 am

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