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by EvelynEhrlich
February 14th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 42140

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Nice! The cadence also reminds me of the first line of Anna Karenina (Garnett's English translation, I believe), so bonus points!
by EvelynEhrlich
February 14th, 2010, 1:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 42140

Re: Share your opening sentence!

abc - I really like your opening sentence. Seems like it would be very appealing to a curious MG reader.

Here's mine (contemporary YA):
Ten months ago, I was nobody – no one took me on fancy dates or paid special attention to me, but no one wanted to kill me, either.
by EvelynEhrlich
February 14th, 2010, 12:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Worth sharing YA MS with teens?
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Worth sharing YA MS with teens?

For anyone out there writing YA, have you shared (or do you plan to share) your manuscript with teenagers for feedback? If so, what kind of feedback are you looking for from them, besides the obvious question of whether they liked it or not? And how/where do you find these teen readers (friends' kid...
by EvelynEhrlich
February 13th, 2010, 12:46 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Do you need a Critique Partner?
Replies: 21
Views: 6865

Re: Do you need a Critique Partner?

EDIT: Found a critique partner. Thanks, Erica75! Hi all, Anyone interested in critiquing a contemporary YA romance with a time travel twist? The manuscript has already been through six rewrites (the next rewrite should be finished in the next week, I hope), so I'd love if someone else had a book tha...