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Friday, March 9, 2012

Another chance to win a 10-page Manuscript Critique & How Sketches Lead to New Worlds

There was such a great response over at Writer's Ally to the 10-page manuscript critique giveaway that I'm offering another 10-page ms critique giveaway! After all, I've been teaching creative writing and evaluating manuscripts in addition to writing for years! So, for the next eight days, Parafantasy is offering a giveaway option between a 10-page manuscript critique and a free eBook for the Fireseed tour stop! Ezmirelda also gave Fireseed One a wonderful review, which made my week!

YA's the Word!
Katja Weinert, the fabulous blogger at YA's the Word, is also offering an eBook giveaway as part of the Fireseed One tour! So please, hop over and show her some love. You can read about how my clunky, early sketches and characters from 15 years ago, morphed into Fireseed's illustrations and characters.

For those who have a burning desire to get a ms critique and who do not win any giveaway, keep in mind that I am offering a 10-percent discount on ms evals, through the end of October '12 to anyone who comments on my blog tour, who follows Idea City or Likes the Fireseed facebook page. (You'd send an inquiry email with EVAL in the subject line to kitsy84557 (at) gmail (dot) com).
Here is my latest comment from a happy client whose middle grade novel I worked on:
"I don't know how you find what you find, but you find it and I'm so grateful!" -Martha K.

Have a fun weekend! What are you up to?


  1. Thanks, Beth, wanna try for the 10-page ms eval? I'd enjoy reading a tidbit of your WIP!

  2. Oh, exciting. I'm entering. My ms. could use an expert eye. :)

  3. The book sounds fantastic! So I just purchased it. :)

    I'd love to enter the Parafantasy contest for the ms critique but I don't use facebook. :(

  4. Thanks, Kimberly!!! I'd love to hear what your take on it is, when you're done. There is a kind of shocking ending-so brace yourself...