It looks like I have another writer in the family. Small Child received a garden for his birthday. This past weekend, I gave him a packet of stickers and asked him to tell me a story about his garden. As he placed the stickers on the paper, he told me his story, and I wrote it down.
The story and vocabulary are all entirely his. I did no prompting whatsoever. I'm a little bit proud. =)
My first 3 posts of each month are devoted to FIRST IMPRESSIONS-- short crits of first pages submitted by YOU! I'm teaming up with Marcy Hatch of Mainewords and Dianne K Salerni for this feature.
To submit a first page, send an email to Dianne at email@example.com with First Impressions in the subject line and your first page pasted in the email (not attached, please). Please don't forget to identify yourself, so we know it's not spam.
1. How many words is "a page?" ~ 350-400
2. Should I send my prologue or first chapter? ~ Send whatever you would query an agent or editor with
3. Will you rip my work apart? ~ No way. We are nice people and we try really hard to be helpful and kind! :)
4. Can I send you the first page of the book I'm promoting? ~ This service is really intended for authors who are currently revising a manuscript. If you'd like to promote a published or soon-to-be-published, finished work, contact Marcy's other blog, The Unicorn Bell.
Booksellers, teachers, and librarians: please contact me for school and library visits, author signings, and readings.