July Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors … Elizabeth Briggs & K.T. Hanna
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July Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors … Elizabeth Briggs & K.T. Hanna

Welcome to the July Query & 1st Page Workshop with some of our PitchWars mentors. We selected many wonderful writers from a drawing held in June to participate in the workshop. Each mentor has graciously critiqued either a query or first page for two writers. The writers are anonymous and the titles/genres are hidden. Follow along all month to view the critiques. We welcome comments and further suggestions, but please keep them kind and respectful. Here are the next two mentors and their critiques …   Elizabeth Briggs Website | Twitter |Facebook | Tumblr Elizabeth Briggs is the author of MORE THAN MUSIC, a New Adult romance. She’s a full-time geek who plays the guitar, mentors at-risk teens, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of small, fluffy dogs. She’s represented by Kate Schafer Testerman of KT Literary and is a member of SCBWI and RWA. She previously worked as an intern for literary agent Jill Corcoran of Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, an intern for Entangled Publishing, and an editor for Curiosity Quills Press. Amazon |Barnes & Noble |iTunes |Kobo MORE THAN MUSIC Music major Maddie Taylor just finished her junior year of college and has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, yet every night she practices guitar and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don’t get to be rock stars. That is, until tattooed singer Jared Cross catches her playing guitar and invites her to join his band on The Sound, a reality TV show competition. Once on the show, Maddie discovers there’s more to Jared than his flirty smile and bad boy reputation – and that he’s just as big a geek as she is. With each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore, but when the show pressures them to stay single they’re forced to keep their relationship secret. As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.   Elizabeth’s critiques …   Critique #21 – First Page: Lacy curtains swaying with the warm breeze caused moonlight to dance an eerie waltz around the room. A lone cricket chirping its serenade outside the open window broke the tension of the night. Sarah Nance’s taut shoulders relax as she listened to its rhythmic tune keep time to her racing heart. Sitting on the bed in a silent battle of fight or flight, the thirty-two-year-old tucked her bent knees up under her faded baseball shirt and hugged them to...

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