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September 2012

Brenda’s critique winners from The Teenaged Nitpick Event

Sunday, 30 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

The winners by Random.org for the five 500 word critiques from me from the Teenaged Nitpick critique event are:Eric SteinburgMeaganAdrianne RussellBeck NicholasCrystal Collier Congratulations! Please send any 500 word excerpt...

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Announcing…Trick or Treat with Agents Contest

Saturday, 29 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

  I’m thrilled to announce a very exciting and delicious contest that I was invited to co-host with the extremely talented Kimberly Chase and Deanna Romito. Submissions will open October...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 9

Friday, 28 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title: THE SHADOW KINGS Genre: YA fantasy The bayou stinks of blood tonight [something about blood “stinking” sounds odd to me. I’m not sure why, but it sticks out.], as...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 10

Friday, 28 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

  Title: GUARDIANGenre: YA Urban Fantasy Jesse is hunted. [Killer first line! Pun intended.] After spring break, eyes lingered on him and left dead boys wherever we went [I’d switch...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 8

Thursday, 27 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

 Title: RIP HER TO SHREDS  Genre: YA contemporary In the green room, she’d be herself again. [Nice first line!]                           Away from the cymbals clanging in her ears and the...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 7

Thursday, 27 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title: BETTER LIVES Genre: YA sci fi When Gil and Lew came to my dorm room with the idea of stealing the physics final, I normally wouldn’t have considered such...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critiques: 5

Wednesday, 26 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title: A QUESTION OF FAITH Genre: YA Paranormal The attic door was always secured and padlocked, but now the stairs hang down into the hallway like a lolling tongue from...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 6

Wednesday, 26 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title: BEYOND CHAINS AND STARS Genre: YA Sci-fi Creatures of the sky are not meant to be in water, yet here I am. All because I made a stupid dare...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 3

Tuesday, 25 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title:  SPARKLE Genre:  YA Contemporary So I finally scored a date with Kyle Baldwin. [I like the voice!] I wiggled out of my Seven jeans and tossed my T-shirt to...

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The Teenaged Nitpick Critique: 4

Tuesday, 25 September 2012  |  Posted by Brenda

Title: Terrorist Dawn Genre: YA Thriller I take a deep breath and settle the crosshairs on the man I’m about to kill. I have made this shot hundreds if not...

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