Thursday, February 24, 2011

Our First In-House Critique Session!!

Are you ready for some honest feedback from your peers?  And from me?  *grin*

The first page of a novel either sucks us in -- "hooks" us -- or it doesn't.  Ever wonder if your opening paragraphs are strong enough to draw in a reader, make him crave more?

Here's your chance to get some feedback/critique on the opening page of your novel--our first Write On ARE YOU HOOKED? critique round!  Here are the rules:
  • You may submit the first 250 words of your novel, whether it is a completed work or a work-in-progress (WIP).
  • The submission window will open at 2:00 PM EST today, and will close at 2:00 PM on Friday or when we have 10 entries--whichever comes first.
  • You may only submit one entry.  Subsequent entries will be disqualified.
  • All entries will be posted anonymously.  
  • By entering this critique round, you are giving implicit permission to have your work posted and publicly critiqued.
  • By entering this critique round, you agree to critique a minimum of 3 other entries.
  • Send your submission to A Writer Gone Mad at awritergonemad.submissions(at)gmail.com. (Replace the (at) with an @ sign.)
  • You will receive a reply email with your post number.  Please be patient; unlike the critiques on Miss Snark's First Victim, this contest is NOT automated.  Mad will be taking care of submissions by hand.
  • Format your entry EXACTLY AS FOLLOWS:
SCREEN NAME: (type it here) (this is whatever name you use when you leave comments here)
TITLE: (type it here)
GENRE: (type it here)

(type your first 250 words here)

I think that covers it!  The entries will post on Saturday; you may begin critiquing immediately.

Please leave your questions in the comment box below!

8 comments:

  1. So pumped for this! I'm assuming I'm to email you when I've got ten?

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  2. OMC THAT'S what I was supposed to do.

    *runs off to email Mad*

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  3. LOL! I do that,too, Authoress!

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  4. Authoress, is there any crossover here? Can we "grownups" offer critique as well, or is it strictly peer-to-peer?

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  5. Beth, I would LOVE for the "grownups" to offer critique! In fact, I'm planning on inviting my MSFV readers to do so tomorrow! :)

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  6. I'm THERE. Teens are my fav. You are all so AWARE . . . grownups forget the RAWNESS of it all. *hugs all the teens she knows*

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  7. Yet another example of amazing generosity!

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