Monday, February 13, 2012

0 1st 5 Pages February Workshop Revisions Are Up for Comment - Please Join In!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, and a good writing week last week! I've reposted the five entries in this month's First Five Pages Workshop below for comments.

We invite and encourage everyone to join in and comment, contructively and kindly. Please help the workshop participants--and all of us--learn and hone our craft by letting us know what you think is working and what isn't. Are you hooked? Are you confused about anything? Do you like the voice? Do you think this starts in the right place? Comment with whatever strikes you about the piece.

Lisa Gail Green and I are happy to welcome TWO guest moderators this month:

Cheryl Reifsnyder lives and writes with her inspirational family, two energetic dogs, and a small mammal menagerie, all of which are fairly tame. She writes about cool science stuff for children and adults, daydreams about stories and characters 87% of the time, and tries not to plot novels while driving. Visit her at or follow @CherylRWrites on Twitter.

We also have a guest book blogger helping out:

Mary Elizabeth is a Portland, Oregon-based writer with a BA in creative writing (she BSes everything else), who haunts bookstores for fun. Her current writing project is a young adult novel about a girl on the grift. Non-writing interests include worshipping at the altar of her caffeine addiction and learning the fine art of parenting from her toddler daughter. Follow her latest exploits on Twitter as @mesummerbooks, Facebook, and her blog.

If you're a book blogger, writer, or editor, and you'd like to be a guest moderator in an upcoming workshop, please let us know. And if you have a middle grade or young adult book project you are writing, don't forget that our next month-long workshop will behin the first Saturday of March.

We hope you'll join us in commenting on this week's entries!


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