Monday, October 1, 2012

1st 5 pages Workshop


I'm always on the look out for great opportunities in this biz.  That's how I was able to be a part of the Cybils and also reading slush for a couple YA imprints and even an agency.  From each experience I grow as a writer.

I thought I'd share one such opportunity today.

I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the First 5 pages September Workshop.  Here's a little about this workshop:

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/p/contests-workshops.html


One of those who went over my pages was a favorite YA author of mine: Nancy Holder.  Nancy is the author of such books as UNLEASHED and also a number of Buffy books and ON FIRE, a Teen Wolf novel.



I thought it would be fun to share the process from start to finish!

Here's my first entry:

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2012/09/1st-5-pages-september-workshop-baccellia.html

Second entry:

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2012/09/1st-5-pages-september-workshop_8125.html


Third entry:

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2012/09/1st-5-pages-september-workshop_8125.html


And final entry:

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2012/09/1st-5-pages-september-workshop_1917.html

What's exciting is the October 1st 5 pages guest author is a friend of mine.  Author P.J. Hoover!  Tricia gives fab suggestions and has been a Beta reader of mine.  She's great!  And her upcoming book SOLSTICE is one of my favorite dystopian novels.  I'm very excited for her!



http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2012/09/1st-5-pages-october-workshop-opens-for.html












So if you're interested and have either a MG or YA ms, here's the info:

The October First Five Pages Workshop will be mentored by the lovely P.J. Hoover, and we'll take the first five 1250-word YA or MG entries that match all of the submission requirements listed here starting at noon on 11/6/2012. Get your manuscripts ready!

1 comment:

  1. How great that you got helpful feedback and how awesome that PJ Hoover will be the guest author this month. She is a fabulous critiquer.

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