"I think you have to tell the events and details that move the story forward and skip the ones that do not. You have a long timeline, so pick the important components of the story and write those. A paragraph can easily skip from one time to the…"
"John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars is a best selling YA coming of age book from a teenage girl point of view about loss and cancer (his latest). Also, his book Looking For Alaska is an amazing YA book dealing with loss, it is mostly from…"
"There are a lot of teenagers that like realistic books and several authors that are doing quite well because of it. John Green, Stephanie Perkins, and Sarah Dressen are authors that write about real life stuff. And if you haven't read John…"
I'm interested in some feedback for a longish short story in the YA/fantasy adventure genre I just finished and for a historical fiction novel I hope to finish at the end of November! Are you available for these projects?"
"Hi Kerry, The story sounds intriguing, but this feels more like a synopsis. A query is a short, concise (maybe 2-3 short paragraphs) summary that gives the agent a taste of the story, more like a teaser. There are lots of good examples on the…"
"She Writes also offers editorial services through She Writes Press. Here's the link: Editorial help from She Writes Press
I haven't used it, as I'll apparently be revising my WIP until the end of days, but thought I'd…"
I do manuscripts editing. You can email me at kitsy84557 AT gmail DOT com for more info. If you want to see student testimonials go to: http://catherinestine.com/wp/events-classes/ and scroll down, or hop over to my evaluations…"
I'm experienced in YA and other genres, used to teach high school English, and would be happy to give you an hour's feedback (reading and comments) on the start at no charge. If you're interested in continuing we can go…"
I have a finished YA novel that I am may self publish and wanted some recommendations for an experienced YA editor. Also what have others done in their editing process, would love any feedback you can provide.Thanks!See More
"Congratulations Sarah! Your feedback on Query Critique 2.0 is always so right on and has been so helpful in getting my query letter and synopsis into something I can feel good about sending out. Good luck with your new book. It sounds like a fun…"
"Thank you all for your feedback! I felt that I had to explain "read people's intentions" up front so it wasn't confusing, but maybe I don't. Will give it some thought. Also, where she is is revealed immediately after these…"
Jennifer, We're delighted to have you in the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. We save the wall for discussion, so please refrain from linking to blog posts there, but do add them in the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread.
And we do a live chat every Wednesday at 1EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler Wednesdays" box near the top of the group page.
Jennifer, , welcome to Writers in Canada. We're happy to have you with us! Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. Care to share where you're from and where you are now? What brings you to us? Links to your work and other well-meant self-promotion efforts are always encouraged as are friends. Invite another writer to join us, will you?
A few weeks ago, my friend and former jogging partner Ellen Sweet sent me this snapshot that she had just discovered while scanning old photographs into her computer. I remembered the picture, and I may even have a copy of it somewhere, but it was…See More