Yes, I’m posting on Tuesday instead of Wednesday this week! Why? Because something AWESOME is happening at Writers Helping Writers today, and I don’t want you to miss out on it.
Today, Writers Helping Writers (run by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, authors of The Emotion Thesaurus and other best-selling resources for writers) is running its monthly Critiques 4 U contest. The rules are simple: Comment on this morning’s blog post within 24 hours of it going live, and you’ll be entered for the chance to be one of three (3) writers to receive feedback on the first page of your manuscript.
Usually Becca critiques the three winners’ first pages. However, she and Angela have invited a special guest editor for this month’s contest: yours truly! 😀 So if you’re working on a story or manuscript right now, keep reading after the jump for more details.
To enter this month’s Critiques 4 U, simply comment on today’s post at Writers Helping Writers and ensure the email address you enter for your comment profile is correct. The only catch? Once the contest begins, you have only 24 hours to throw your hat into the proverbial ring. So if you’re interested in having me critique your first page, I recommend getting your comment in before 8:00 a.m. Eastern tomorrow (Wednesday, March 27th).
To enter, click here to visit the Writers Helping Writers homepage, then select today’s Critiques 4 U post. (It should be at the top of the page.)
Last Week’s Guest Post on Flashbacks and the P.A.S.T. Method at Writers Helping Writers
Last week I also made a guest appearance at Writers Helping Writers, but in a different way. I wrote a guest post on using what I call the P.A.S.T. Method to help you write effective and powerful flashbacks. What is the P.A.S.T. Method, you ask? How does each letter relate to aspects of bringing a character’s memories to life on the page? And which published books feature great examples of well-crafted flashbacks? You’ll have to read the article to find out!
Click here to read “Struggling with Writing Flashbacks? Try Using the P.A.S.T. Method” at Writers Helping Writers.
Feel free to share any thoughts or comments you have on writing flashbacks either below or at Writers Helping Writers. And if you want to enter this month’s Critiques 4 U, make sure you enter directly at WHW!