I’m going to break from our usual schedule and post the workshop submission page a bit earlier than usual. I would like to be able to get the bulk of this workshop organized and ready over the weekend rather than during my work week.
So for this workshop, I will not be taking submissions past the due date. You must have your submission to me by 8am EST Monday August 17th!
As usual, I cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to participate. I will do as much as I can, and get to as many people as possible. I promise!
Workshop 3: Peer Reviews – First Page Edition
In this workshop, we will be doing peer reviews/critiques. If you participated last year, you remember that we had a bit of a comments section fiasco. It became very difficult to organize the critiques and not everybody felt they had an equal shot at being noticed.
To remedy that issue, this year each participant will be given their own page and comments section for their work. You will be able to link to this page to ask friends, family members, etc. to leave critiques, and I will post a master list of all the novel openings as a blog post next week.
The other complaint last year was that writers felt they were not given enough space to show off their work. So this year I am allowing you to submit up to the first 1,000 words of your novel. The one caveat is that reviewers are not obligated to continue reading past the point that they lose interest.
The Golden Rule: Do not submit your novel opening if you do not intend to critique the openings of others. This is not fair to the other participants.
***Important: Please leave a blank line between paragraphs by entering after each paragraph after you’ve pasted into the submission box. This spacing will not show up for you, but it will show up on my end. If you do not leave a blank line between paragraphs, I will not add them for you and it will make the submission difficult to read. Thank you!***
The submission form has been removed. Thanks to those who participated!
This post is part of Novel Boot Camp. If you don’t know what that is, click here.