Do you want to find out what a teen thinks about the opening pages of your young adult (all genres)? Sign up for The Teenaged Nitpick‘s critiques. Not only is The Teenaged Nitpick a teen, he’s a writer and an intern with Pam van Hylckama of Larsen Pomada. To Learn more about John Hansen go to his blog here.
On Thursday, September 20, I’ll choose 10 lucky winners from the Rafflecopter below. The Teenaged Nitpick will critique two a day starting September 24 and I’ll put them up on the blog. If you don’t make the cut, this is a fabulous opportunity to see what John has to say in his critiques. Also, since getting multiple opinions helps a writer polish his or her work, I’ll be offering up critiques to a few commenters.
After the names are posted on September 20, the winners will have 24 hours to email their first page before I pick a new name for the workshop. Details on where to send your entries and formatting will be on the winners’ post.
So sign up now!
Coming up on the blog…
Win a copy of TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes coming from Month9Books this October. Go here for details.
Pitch your novella to Month9Books October 1. For details, go here.
A super secret pitch contest October 15-19. Details posted September 20. Hint: You’ll need time to get this pitch together!
I adore all of the contest you have! As for workshops – queries are always good. Loglines. That’s really all that comes to mind off the top of my head.
This looks super exciting! How have I never found my way here before?
Thanks for another great contest, Brenda. For workshops, there are so many chances to have people look at the start of your work, but I’d love to see workshops targeted toward different kinds of scenes from the middle of our work.
For example, critiquing a first kiss, or a battle scene, or an argument/fight. These usually don’t show up until the middle of a MS and are sometimes just as hard to write.
I am in awe of all your contests! So many great opportunities!
And as for workshops, I’m with Sarah. Sometimes the beginning gets workshopped to death and the middle/end suffers.
Dude. So many contests.
I agree with Janet and Sara–I’d love to see a middle/end workshop. My endings suck. :/
I keep revising and looking for feedback. Thanks for another great opportunity to get it.
Kind of makes me wish I HAD a ya to have critiqued. I love critiques.
Good luck all! ^_^
Thanks, Brenda. I’m jumpin’ in on this one.
Silly me. I forgot to mention the workshop I’d like to see. How about a “ratchet up the tension” workshop? Your contests are great, by the way. Keep it up.
This is a very unique but awesome giveaway. I love it!
So much fun to be had. I’ve been meaning to reach out to John regarding his Teenaged Nitpicks ever since he announced it at his blog 🙂
I’d love to see more first pages workshops (for the first 5-10 pages, rather than just the first 150-250 words), but the middle/end workshops sound like lots of fun too 🙂
awesome contest! Looking forward to seeing the critiques!
And I agree with the above comment, I’d love to see more than just the first page or first line grabbers. Sometimes people have the hook but it’s not in the first page, or maybe something on how to move the hook right up front.
Definitely jumping in on this one–John’s tweets are always entertaining! Thanks for hosting this great contest!
How about a workshop on antagonists?
This is a wonderful opportunity. Thanks!!!
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Love to see some opening line workshops. That seems to be pretty popular.
What a great opportunity! I’m definitely in. Even if I don’t make the cut, it’s still great to see what others get for feedback.
Wahoo!! This sounds awesome! Thanks, Brenda and John!