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Fall 1st Page Critique Blog Hop

(Or ‘autumn’, if we’re going by UK English ;))

The wonderful Michelle Hauck has kindly organised a 1st page critique blog hop, where we get to critique the five blog entries below and ours in the linky on her page. 315 more words

Writing

Characters and Their Surprising Attributes

Sometimes characters traits appear random, especially from a retrospective point of view. Rion has one arm. Agnetha is claustrophobic. Charles is not as much a bachelor as the term suggests… 745 more words

Prose And Poetry

Beta/CP Match-Up

To cap off the summer long Ready. Set. Write! initiative, hosted by Alison MillerKaty UppermanJaime Morrow, and Erin Funk, a mixer for potential critique partners and beta readers is being held. 369 more words

Prose And Poetry

Ready. Set. Write! Update 18/8

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. 315 more words

Prose And Poetry

Three-Word Pitches

You know those loglines one gets where all the action seems to be crammed into a simple trio of words? Well, how effective are they for highlighting the main points of a piece of prose and attacking as a hook? 747 more words

Prose And Poetry

Fatalism and Black Humour in OJAP

Some time ago, I came across a YA open query-critique-for-critique on a message board. Since this was about the time I had begun reforming WTCB’s query, I had also been working on my YA murder-mystery title, Of Jackets and Phones, and I posted it. 544 more words

Prose And Poetry

Extract: III: Agnetha, Out

Rewriting A Tale of Jackets and Phones, I thought I’d include a bit of what I’ve been working. In this little snippet (semi-familiar to those who might have read A Rosary, A Fume-Cabinet and A Music Book), Agnetha considers how to get out of her house to investigate Mr. 529 more words

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