Well, I'm 21 and will be a senior in college this fall. The first few chapters of the book I'm working on is actually what I'm using as my sample piece to apply for the MFA program at my school. Plus, it is what I plan on using as my thesis if I get accepted into the program.
I haven't entered the contest yet, but I plan to. This is really exciting. At first, I was kind of bummed that they would only read the first 2,000 words because it doesn't even really get into the heart of what's going on within that frame, but I'm actually glad about that now, because the first 2,000 words of chapter one of my book is what needs the most work as an opening chapter. So glad you guys are doing this! Thank you so much She Writes! :)
Hello, I'm Becky. I use the pen name BD Nelson for my work. I've entered my third novel Scorned in the "We Love New Novelists!" Contest. I'm fairly new to She Writes and look forward to talking with all of you.
Many thanks for this opportunity.
Hi, I'm Marit Hsich and I entered my first novel entitled, Lafayette Park, for the contest.
Loving SheWrites and have thoroughly enjoyed the advice and information I've gotten in just these first few days of joining.
Much thanks for the opportunity and consideration!
I'm Alle C. Hall. My novel is "As Far As You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back."
The story follows a girl and her backpack in Southest Asia, but this girl; she's not just traveling. This girl stole $10,000 from her abusive parents to get as far a way from them as possible. This lands her in Hong Kong. Through The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, it is sex, drugs, and rock and roll - only not so much rock ond roll.
Then, in the Gulf of Thailand,on the tiny island of Koh Phangan, she encounters Tai Chi ("The Great Ultimate.") Her practice takes her to Japan, where with the help of a community of Tai Chi-practicing gai-jin ("foreigners"), she begins the real journey, the healing journey. Ultimately, she has to decide if she will allow what her parents did to her to determine how she will live.
I look forward to reading about everyone's books. More than that, I am interested in the stories behind your books. Good luck to all.
Hi Everyone, I hope to be a published novelist. I love reading about your stories and wish everyone the best of luck. You inspire all of us. I'll be there next, keep my fingers crossed. I am a practitioner of Tai Chi, Chi Kung and love this. Fly with the silken scarves...ayla
Great idea, SheWrites!
I entered the first chapter of When You're Alone, my YA novel about a teen who investigates the suspicious death of her favorite teacher.
Hello She Writers! I'm Tameka Mullins and I plan on entering the "We Love New Novelists!" contest. My novel is entitled "Letters to Chyna," and touches on adoption, divinity and inter-human dynamics. It is set in my hometown of Detroit. I wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to learning more about the other entrants. You're welcome to visit my profile here to learn more about me and be connected to my blog Lyric Fire.
Kamy, This is Donna Lawrence. I'm very excited about entering my novel, On The Way to Somewhere Else in the contest. There is one thing that is not clear to me in the FAQs. I have a published book, but it is nonfiction. It is a guidebook to dog parks and dog trails in San Diego County. (It's called Leave Only Paw Prints). But I don't have any genre of fiction published. May I enter the contest?