Tuesday, August 23, 2005

For Wendy-Marie and Others Still Looking for the August Pitch Contest

Just a reminder that August 31st will wrap up our great critique give-away.

Again to outline the guidelines:
1) Three winners will be drawn from random, and to enter you must post your one line pitch.
2) You have to be willing to let all of us discuss your pitch and critique it together.
3) The contest will run until August 31st .
4) You have to be a regular blog visitor.
5) The prize will be a critique of three chapters by Deidre Knight.
6) Have fun! (most important of course)

See the original post for more info on the contest. Only a few days left!


Blogger Manic Mom said...

Am I considered an entrant? I hope so! I did post and received feedback for my pitch line. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 11:01:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Shalanna Collins said...

Yes, Stephanie, and the contest is between you and me, basically, since we were two of the earliest posters and had the best one-liners. (evil grin) Well, it was worth a try. There are, what, more than THREE HUNDRED messages down there in that thread! A great number of the posts are from people I would like to have as critique partners, too, as they came up with great fixes for various entries.

I would hate to have to judge. I only hope that Blogger can handle long comment threads.

I have recently gotten the idea that I should move a scene in my chick lit up from the end of chapter two and make it the second scene in the book. Well, okay, the third (if we define a scene change as "a change of location/venue and/or cast.") Two people have mentioned how much they like that scene, and how it seems to "finally" tie the previous scenes together. (I love that--"finally," as though they don't trust The Author to be going somewhere with this. *pout*) The Muse finally flashed me a message (not literally FLASHED, you understand--been there and seen that, so it wouldn't have gotten my attention the way a plot change does) and boinked me with the proverbial rolling pin, and I'm now changing the transitions to move the scene. It took surprisingly little. Now it "leads into" the second big disaster. I just didn't see until this morning how I could POSSIBLY move that scene, as everything needed to be set up.

But nope. It seems to work fine this way. And now it's one of those fast-moving action flicks! Well, not QUITE. The chick lit equivalent.

*sigh* It's SO hot and we still gotta wait exactly a week for the contest winner. Where's my pie?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 8:21:00 PM EDT  

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