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:
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:
And final entry:
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!
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!