Saturday, November 5, 2011

0 November First Five Pages Workshop

UPDATE: The workshop filled at 12:03, with unfortunately, only one of multiple 12:03 entries making the cut. I am notifying entrants now. If you were not able to get in this month, please keep in mind that we will be starting a new workshop the first Saturday of December.

As always, the first Saturday of the month means the new round of our First Five Pages Workshop. 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. 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

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