I can hardly believe it’s been nearly a year since KISSING SHAKESPEARE was released! And on Aug. 6, I’m celebrating the release of the paperback. In honor of that occasion, I offer here, drum roll please, a deleted scene from the book. Last year, after KISSING SHAKESPEARE made its debut, YA librarian Joy Davis published […]
Finish That Novel!
I’m a member of a big critique group, eighteen in all. For the past three years, we’ve submitted our writing resolutions to one of our group members, who compiles them into a handy chart (thanks, Denise!) At our January meeting, we take turns sharing our resolutions from the previous year. We celebrate or gently nudge, […]
Tomorrow my critique group is meeting here at my home. Aside from dressing in Halloween costumes and gorging ourselves with snacks, we have a manuscript to critique. A year or so ago I wrote about the experience of having my own manuscript, Kissing Shakespeare, critiqued by my group. To say I was somewhat stressed is […]
Pam’s Manuscript Critique
My heart pounds out an irregular rhythm. I try but fail to suck in one of those deep, cleansing breaths that are supposed to be so calming. Short gulps of air are all I can manage. Sweat breaks out on my forehead. My limbs feel heavy, immobile. Job interview? Nightmare? Am I being chased by […]
Critique Group Welcomes the New Year!
My critique group met last Friday, our first meeting of the year. After our actual work–critiquing three picture book manuscripts–we revisited the writing resolutions we made last January, what we hoped to accomplish as writers in 2008. Most of us (and we’re a fairly large group) achieved one or more of our goals. Here are […]