Beth Revis’s Book Deal Celebration Contest

That’s right, the internet is full of good news this week. To enter a contest that’s made for readers AND writers, go to Beth Revis’ site. She’s got separate prizes for one writer and one reader. The contest ends April 3rd.

Contests and World Building

Check out this awesome series of posts on World Building. You won’t regret it as Rebecca has great resources listed as well as lots of food for thought – and improved writing.

Sorry it took so long for me to post!

One more at Shooting Stars

Go to Suzette Saxton and Bethany Wiggins’ site and make sure you sign up for prizes galore including a 40 page critique. I can’t express how much I want to win this prize.

I just endured another Flogging the Quill critique and I don’t know what to do. Last year a resounding 2/3 of readers disliked my opening hook (in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest) because it dropped them into the action too fast. They wanted to be submersed in the culture before being subjected to a body in the orchard. Ok, 2/3 of around 30 respondents is statistically valuable, so I re-wrote my hook.

Ray at Flogging the Quill and the only other critiquer make great suggestions and comments – I am not bucking what they’re saying as I always preferred my first hook. The problem is, what do I believe – the statistics or the professionals? I just don’t know what to do about this book. It’s impass time again and I don’t know if I’m interested in working the hook again without further professional input. I’ve spent 16 years of my life on this novel and without professional (but free help as I have no money) I’m done. Finite. Zai jian!

Weronika Janczuk Is On Fire!

I sent you over there just a few days ago for one contest. Check her out here, she’s got another one going! I do have quite a few friends interested in juvenile literature, so I strongly recommend they give it a go as that’s where her focus is.

New Contest at Nathan Bransford’s site

If you’re not following Nathan Bransford’s site (why on earth NOT?), check it out now. He just put up a new contest.