Pen Friends ~ Looking for a query critique or your first chapter looked over? Nova McBee, SP host (in charge of Author Interviews & Book Reviews,) is offering her 2nd out of 3 Giveaways in November. Don’t miss out. She does the majority of query critiques at the SP and has become really good at pinpointing just how to make a query successful!
Thanks for all of your support and being part of our writing community!
Check here for details: November Giveaway Part 2!
You’ve finished a draft of your manuscript and done all your brain can possibly do alone. You celebrate because it’s readable– one might daresay enjoyable– but you know the time has come to let other’s eyes see your story. It’s time for beta readers.
Use these 5 tips to get the most out of your beta readers and kickstart your next draft.
Pen Friends ~ Anyone up for a bit more kindness in the world? The SP sure is! My fellow Pitch Wars Mentee, Tamara Girardi‘s awesome #Kindwriters contest is spreading through the virtual writing world on twitter and the blogging community, and well, I just had to share it with you because, you know, kindness changes things, and yeah, it is a superpower. Continue reading
Back in 2002, a beloved teacher approached me about editing for the school newspaper. I had barely begun writing fiction (fanfiction) as a hobby, but I thought “Why not?” and became a part of the newspaper staff without any real idea of what I was getting myself into.
I learned how to edit and critique by doing everything wrong. Continue reading
And drumroll…..WE HAVE OUR 4 WINNERS!!
Drawn at random through Rafflecopter are these four writers:
Pen Friends ~ It’s our birthday. We want to celebrate by giving YOU a gift!
During our first year we have tried, succeeded, failed, learned, grown, improved, written a lot, won contests, interviewed authors, reached goals, lost, gained, laughed, cried, made friends, built a community of writers, inspired other writing communities, and oh boy, not only did we survive, but we are stronger and plan on sticking around! Continue reading
In honor of the Pitch Wars Agent Showcase opening — (November 3-9th, and yes, you should go check it out!) I wanted to take a moment to talk about writing the Pitch, Query, and synopsis.
When you are finished with your MS (manuscript) and start your search for an agent, your next steps will include, in some way, writing and employing these : The pitch, the synopsis, the query.