Saturday, March 26, 2011

4 First Five Pages March Workshop Voting

Our first First Five Pages Workshop is over. We've received the final posts from the workshop participants, and WOW have they all worked hard! Please check out the final versions below, give them your thoughts, support, and congratulations for all their hard work.

And please vote for your favorite entry in the poll in the right-hand sidebar!

Have a WIP you'd like to shape up? Join us next Saturday for our April round. We'll take the first five entries received by email after our post goes up.

Want some tips for whipping getting in shape ahead of time? Check this post.

Happy writing and revising.

Martina and Lisa

P.S. -- For participating and working so hard, we have a copy of Ty Roth's beautiful SO SHELLY for the poll winner.

So Shelly
So Shelly by Ty Roth

Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.

Hardcover, 304 pages

Published February 8th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 28th 2011)


  1. I want to read this book. It looks good. :)

  2. Wow! These 4 entries are all terrific! Congrats to all of you - they're all very enjoyable leads :) Off to vote...

  3. Nice! I'm off to read the entries now!


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