Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Announcing our Live Critque Workshop


August 13, 2011
American Fork Library
64 South 100 East, American Fork, UT
Doors open: 10:00 a.m.
Workshop: 10:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Includes one hour lunch break, lunch on your own

Registration deadline: August 1st

**Limited Space**

Payments to:
Pay $35.00 to PayPal account:
**include "PEG Workshop" in the notes
**include your email address in the notes if different from your paypal address
(you don't need a PayPal account to do this)

Instructors include best-selling & award-winning authors:
Annette Lyon (Best of State winner, Whitney Award winner, author of historical fiction, women's fiction, romance, and a cookbook)

Josi S. Kilpack (Whitney Award winner, author of women's fiction, romance, suspense, culinary mysteries)

Lu Ann Staheli (Best of State winner in non-fiction, Best of State educator, author of celebrity memoirs)

Heather B. Moore (Best of State winner, Whitney Award winner, author of historical fiction and non-fiction)

Julie Wright (Whitney Award winner, author of middle grade science fiction, time-travel, contemporary young adult, and romance)

15 pages of your manuscript, double-spaced, 12 point type
**Make 6 copies for your critique table

(We may not get through all 15 pages, but we should get through at least 10)

Questions: email

This information is also on our PEG WORKSHOPS page


Diana said...

Hi, I have a question that I hope is not a silly one. Concerning our manuscripts, what state should they be in? A first draft? And should it be the beginning of the story or can it be 15 pages from any point in the story?
Thank you!

Curtis said...

hmm...sounds pretty awesome.

Jordan McCollum said...

Ooh tempting. But I'll be 2000 miles away :( . (I was so excited when I thought it said Aug 31!)

I do have some questions which might help other people, though: could we see some samples of the kind of editing you guys anticipate doing? Should it be the first 10-15 pages or can it be other (consecutive) pages (probably with a little set up info)?

Heather B. Moore said...

Jordan, if you have already workshopped your first pages, then it's fine to bring pages from another part of the manuscript. But, I'd recommend you bring the first part since that's what an agent/editor will see first.

If you want to see a sample edit, email me and I'll send you one: editor (at) precisioneditinggroup (dot) com

Heather B. Moore said...

Diana, bring your best work so that you can get the most out of the critiquing from the instructor. A first draft is fine, but then you'll probably get comments where you are thinking to yourself "I know that already, I just didn't take the time to fix it yet." Sometimes I'll bring my first draft to my critique group and tell them that I'm looking to see if the premise works and if my character is likable. So that could be a scenario for you.