Our July workshop participants have submitted their revised first five pages based on the input they received from each other and our guest mentors, Becca Puglisi and Sarah Ockler. This begins our next round of editing, and we need your help!
Please let the writers know how well the pages are working overall. What did you like? What didn't you like? Is the story moving quickly enough? Does it start in the right spot now? Does it capture your interest? What about the characters? Can you see them? Do you want to know them better? Do you want to spend a whole book's worth of time reading about them?
Let us know! This will be a big help for the writers, but it is also a great process for anyone interested in writing for young adults. See what you can learn from these authors and from the comments the entries receive. What do you agree with? How does your opinion differ? Why?
Happy reading and editing,
Martina and Lisa