Monday, November 28, 2011

0 1st 5 Pages November Workshop - Final Revisions Posted

The final revisions are up for the November workshop. We invite everyone to comment and help these writers assess and improve their work.

And don't forget the December workshop begins on Saturday. We'll take the first five qualifying entries -- and that means the first five entries that follow the submission requirements EXACTLY. Email us your first 1250 words starting at noon Eastern 12/3/11. The full rules are here.

We have been extremely lucky this month to have two guest workshop mentors this month, both of them with keen editorial eyes. Please extend a special thanks to them, everyone, for all their hard work with the November entries.

Susan Sipal is published in fiction and nonfiction through articles, short stories, and a novel and has worked in the industry as an editor and marketing consultant. Over the last several years, she developed and presented "A Writer's Guide to Harry Potter," which helps writers of all genres improve their craft with Harry Potter as their text. Her next publication is a short story entitled "Running Raw," which will appear in the Belle Books' collection Tales From Mama's Heart. She Tweets @HP4Writers and blogs at where she also offers freelance editing services.

Cathy Yardley has published 14 novels with Harlequin, St. Martin's and Avon, as well as the non-fiction book Will Write For Shoes: How to Write A Chick Lit Novel. She teaches writing with Savvy Authors as well as providing editing and promotional services at

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