Critiques

Critiques

Mentoring Sessions

Nine 1-hour spaces will be available for  individuals to receive one-on-one mentoring from Award Winning Authors, Yvonne Lehman, Vonda Skelton, and Edie Melson.

Cost:  $45

For Yvonne LehmanADVANCED WRITERS ONLY.  Yvonne will work with FICTION. She will read your work, give you very detailed suggestions and guidance on plotting, character development, and prose. Conferees should have a manuscript completed but not less than 1/2 completed.

Guidelines: Full Proposal, Synopsis, First Three Chapters

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For Vonda SkeltonAdvanced Writers and those with Speaker goals. Vonda will work with advanced writers on non-fiction manuscripts. Or she will work with those who have definite goals for becoming a speaker. Conferees who wish Vonda to mentor their non-fiction work should have a completed but no less than 1/2 completed manuscript.

Guidelines: Full Proposal, Synopsis, First Three Chapters

For Vonda to mentor you with speaking, conferees should have a solid platform and be prepared with an outline for a speaking presentation.

Guidelines:  Participants should have a written presentation or at least an outline for Vonda to help you refine.

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For Edie Melson

Conferees will send blog address and social media addresses so Edie can evaluate and dig into both the blog and the most effective social media for them.

Writing mentoring is for ADVANCED writers
Must have a manuscript in process
Apply to bootcampcritiques@gmail.com

Critique Service: DEADLINE February 8, 2017

Recruits, are you ready to shave off unnecessary words? Are your ready for your manuscript to get a bit of a buzz cut?

A critique service is available for Writers Advance! Boot Camp participants. When you register, you may pay for a critique in the following categories:

CATEGORIES

  1. Articles
  2. Blog Post
  3. Blog Critique
  4. Children’s: Chapter Book
  5. Children’s Books: Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book
  6. Devotions
  7. Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available
  8. General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript
  9. Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense
  10. Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement
  11. Plays/Skits
  12. Proposals
  13. Screenplays: Any genre

Critique Submission Guidelines:

1. Manuscript: Times News Roman, Double-spaced, One-Inch Margins, WORD DOCUMENT. Be sure you combine all requirements into a SINGLE document.

2. Email Submissions as an attachment: Terri Kelly, bootcampcritiques@gmail.com. Subject Line: WRITERS ADVANCE CRITIQUE. In the body of the email, please list the genre.

3. Title Page: Include a title page with your submission: title, genre, page numbers, word count, and your name/email and other contact information on the title page within your document. A confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hrs. (Resend if you do you receive a confirmation.) SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT THESE DETAILS WILL NOT BE CRITIQUED.

4. Fee: see critique menu below.  Manuscripts will be forwarded via email to a faculty member. Please send a check made out to the faculty member’s name. Email Terri for a mailing address (bootcampcritiques@gmail.com).  Critiques will be completed upon receipt of payment. (The fee applies for each submission.)

5. Deadline: February 8, 2017 (You may begin sending critiques January 1, 2017.) Window is open between January 1, 2016 –  February 8, 2017.

6. Completed critiques will be returned to you at the Writers Advance! Conference. You will automatically be given an appointment with the faculty member who critiqued your writing. Our faculty will not give you a buzz cut. We’ll approach each manuscript with more love than a drill sergeant so you may ADVANCE!

 

Buzz Cuts (Manuscript Critiques) – Faculty can change

Articles: Newspaper or magazine     $25

250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.)

Blog Post  $15

250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.) A full assessment of your blog post, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.

Blog Critique   $25

A full assessment of your blog, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.

Children’s Chapter Book  $25

One Chapter or 10 pages (Not to exceed 10 pages.)

Children’s Books (Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book)  $20 each

Send complete manuscript

Devotions (Devotions for print or web/blog, Limit of 3)  $20 each

Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available   $20 per 5 pages

General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript includes a breakdown of overall writing, marketability, hook, tension, and POV.   $35

Fiction: 10 pages + page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for romance, general fiction, suspense, Women’s Fiction.) $25

Non-fiction books: 10 pages + 2-page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement  $25

Skits/One-Acts:  Two-line synopsis: including theme/focus. No more than 7 pages for skit or 8 pages for one-act.  $20

Proposals:  Fiction or non-fiction proposals. Send the first 25 pages or 1 chapter and a 1-2 page synopsis. (No more than 25 total pages.)  $25

Screenplays: Any genre: Send first 15 pages only and 1 page synopsis $35

 Faculty

**Please note faculty participation could change

Articles

Cindy Sproles, Vonda Skelton, Linda Gilden

Blog Post

Edie Melson

Blog Critique

Edie Melson

Children’s: Chapter Book

Terri Kelly, Michelle Adams, and Vonda Skelton

Children’s Books: Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book 

Terri Kelly, Michelle Adams 

Devotions

Cindy Sproles, Andrea Merrell,  Denise Loock, Linda Gilden

Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available

Andrea Merrell, Denise Loock, and Larry Leech

General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript

Larry Leech, Linda Gilden, Cindy Sproles

Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense

Cindy Sproles,  Andrea Merrell, Larry Leech

Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement

Edie Melson,  Andrea Merrell

Proposals

Larry Leach

 

 

 

 

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