For those of you living in the Pacific Northwest, or willing and able to make a trip to Seattle in April, this is one of the best writer’s workshops for the money. It’s not for the faint of heart or this of skin, I’ll be frank there. The critiques are all done by professional writers and there are things to be learned if you are willing to put yourself out there.
So, that’s what I’m doing these next three days, editing the first few chapters of The Mageborn Mechanic for submission. But if you don’t have a novel written and ready for submission, you can also submit short stories for critiquing, up to three, I think.
This is a good gut check for anyone serious about writing. If you can find it in yourself to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous critiquing, get back up again, digest the suggestions and incorporate the ones you agree with…then you’re going to make it.
The submissions guidelines go on about how you need to submit polished work, the best you can do. I don’t know about you but that always hits me in my self-confidential region. But, we all have to believe in our work. If we don’t, no one else will. So, find something you can believe in and submit it by the 30th.
Good luck to us all.