Tuesday, June 10, 2008

When Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door

For those of you with novel or short story openings that you're pretty settled on, there's a fine opportunity on Flogging the Quill right now.  He's whittled his openings down to a spare few and is requesting more submissions.  In a writing world where there are long queues and daunting slush piles, this is a great time to hop in before everyone else notices there's a call.

Even if you don't submit an opening remember to check in and please comment on those openings.  Writers need all the reader feedback they can get.  Besides, as always, by dissecting and commenting on someone else's opening, the flaws in your own become more clear.  Yay learning, yay comments, yay to everyone growing and improving!

3 comments:

Carissa said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Kami!

From his latest posts, however, it looks like he wants novel openings (first chapter or prologues). If I had something farther along, I'd send it.

Maybe C.S. should consider sending the first chapter of the Car Novel?

C.S. said...

Hey, there's an idea. Maybe...

Kami said...

Oh, you're right. It's just novels. I wonder, though, if he might consider a short story opening. He's done other things, including a 'telling vs. showing' workshop with someone's sample from the middle of their book. Anyway, I hope some INK members and friends of INK start reading and submitting over there. I've found it to be really useful.