Sunday, November 6, 2011

1 1st 5 Pages November Workshop - Entries Are Up

The November First Five Pages is underway with five brand new entries. As always, the entries are available for critiquing, and we invite everyone to participate with kind, constructive comments. We especially hope to help the participants understand if they've hooked the reader, nailed the characterization, and introduced the plot and story problem in a fresh, interesting way. So jump in! The full rules are here.

We are lucky to have two guest workshop mentors this month, both of them with keen editorial eyes!

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

1 comment:

  1. By the way, thanks for the books from the giveaways! The package arrived today (early Christmas) and there's already a queue in our family for reading them. : )


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