Saturday, April 23, 2011

6 April Workshop Results

I've said it individually, but I have to shout it from the rooftops. I can't get over how much progress the five entries in this month's workshop have made. All of the stories are amazing, but what's even better is the strength of the comments that I've seen going through. To everyone who participated, thank you. You have been both thoughtful and generous with the expertise you've shared with fellow participants, and gracious with your acceptance of the work to be done on your own openings. I've loved having the opportunity to work with each and every one of you! I'm sure I speak for Lisa in that as well.



  1. Can I just say that this is the best critique experience I've ever had?!? Martina and Lisa, your comments have been detailed, insightful, and balanced. Christine, Lisa, Joseph, Heather: having your input took a great situation and made it even more fantastic. You've all helped me shape this into a strong opening. Thank you so much!! (And if anyone wants to trade beta services, I'm in!!)

  2. I'd also like to thank everyone for this experience. This workshop made a world of difference in my first five pages and I suspect for the rest of my novel as I now know what to look for and how I need to revise.

    Best Wishes and Happy Easter!

  3. This looks like it was fabulous!!!

  4. Yep! Martina sure does speak for me as well. :D And I'm glad it was useful to you all.

  5. Here! Here! These exchanges helped to clarify what was working and what wasn't. Truly invaluable. Thank you everyone.

  6. You guys, this was awesome! Everyone, thank you so much for taking the time to help me whip my first five pages into shape. They're not perfect yet, but they're leagues better than they would have been without all your help! Seriously, I can't express how grateful I am! Have a great weekend, and thanks again!


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