ORWANTING.—LEFT WANTING MORE.
September’s Full Manuscript Virtual Writers Retreat was such a success, I am running another one this winter.
When I was Regional Advsior of the New Jersey SCBWI, I had a number of editors and agents tell me after reading the first 15 pages they would ask for the writer to send them their full manuscript. When they received it, the story and writing would fall apart after those first few pages. I said, “Of course, they keep getting the first 15 pages critiqued and critiqued and they keep polishing the beginning chapter until it is perfect.” That’s when I realized the importance of having an industry professional read and critique you full manuscript. When I stepped down as RA, I started putting together the Avalon Full Novel Manuscript Critique Writer’s Retreat. Writer’s loved it and it made a big difference in their writing careers. The value of that feedback is…
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