Monday, April 30, 2012

2 1st 5 Pages April Workshop Last Revisions and May Mentor Announcement

All right, ladies and gentlemen, the final revisions are up for the April First Five Pages Workshop. Comment away. These are much stronger, don't you think? I'm impressed with the work the participants have done.

Our new workshop will open for entries at noon on Saturday. As always, the details are here:


BUT... we have new information. We are going to be joined by guest mentors each month. These are published authors, or soon to be published authors, who are going to be generously providing their time to help workshop participants develop their best work.

Our May workshop will be mentored by Kat Zhang, so mark your calendar for noon on Saturday and get your entries ready!



WHAT'S LEFT OF ME

by Kat Zhang

Publication Date: September 18, 2012
HarperCollins

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else--two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn't...

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet...for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Happy writing this week, everyone!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, how nice of Kat Zhang to volunteer her time like this. And her book sounds fascinating!

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  2. I had a great time participating in the April workshop. All of the suggestions made for a better first five pages and I feel good about the comments and courtesy from everyone. I feel much more confident about the story now--thanks so much!

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