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Saturday, October 8, 2011

How Important is the Beginning of Your Mss?

Hello Fellow Writers!
How important is the beginning of your manuscript? Pretty darn important. If the opening doesn't grab the editor or agent (or reader), then you can forget about them discovering the amazing ending of the book - because they'll just send you a form rejection. On the other hand, if the opening is fabulous, then you've got the reader hooked, and she'll keep reading!

If you keep getting form rejections on your manuscript, don't you want to know *why*? How would you like an unbiased critique from three writers (including *at least* one published author)? My local RWA chapter is holding a fabulous contest that's only $10 - totally worth it (especially since the top five are ranked by Harlequin Editor Brenda Chin!)
The 26th Annual Hudson Valley RWA Hook, Line & Sinker Contest is now accepting entries!

Deadline is November 1, 2011.

Enter the 1st 3 pages of your MS and see if you have what it takes to hook an editor or agent.

$10 for each entry.

Entries will be judged by published authors and experienced critiquers. Finalists will be judged by Harlequin Editor Brenda Chin.
For more information and entry form:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I'll be doing the same to a bunch of groups I belong to on Monday. The good thing is you don't have to be an RWA member to enter. Janet


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