Free Critique Opportunities for Writers from Author Lori Goldstein & Agent Lucy Carson!
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Free Critique Opportunities for Writers from Author Lori Goldstein & Agent Lucy Carson!

Preorder Becoming Jinn     Today I have one of our Pitch Wars mentors, Lori Goldstein, on my blog. Her book Becoming Jinn releases April 21, 2015, and she has some exciting offers for you all. Welcome Lori! Website | Twitter Free Query, First Page, and FULL Manuscript Critique Opportunity for Writers from Author Lori Goldstein and Agent Lucy Carson! I have to do what to get what? That’s what I thought in 2012 when I made the decision to take this writing thing to the next level. I purposely don’t say “take it seriously,” because I had been taking it seriously. I just didn’t know that there were many steps required for others to take it seriously. Namely, query letters and agents. Boy, was it an education. An education I was lucky enough to receive by getting critiques. Some of those critiques I received from writers and agents through charity auctions, some by paying for assistance, and a few from generous writers willing to give my pathetic excuse for a query a look. Once I became better versed in what a good query, and first page, looked like, I combined this skill with my years of professional copyediting experience to pay it forward, offering free critiques and helping many writers with their work. I’m thrilled that I had a small role in several of those writers getting agents and book deals, including my 2013 Pitch Wars mentee, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, who received a book deal for FIRSTS earlier this year. Now, as April 21 and the release of my debut novel Becoming Jinn approaches, I’ve had less time to offer critiques. And here’s a little secret: I miss it! If you’re a writer, that’s a very good thing, because I’m throwing a… BECOMING JINN PREORDER PARTY! In case you aren’t aware, preordering is one of the best things you can do for an author, especially a debut like me. Early sales are key for showing a publisher that there is demand for a book and this in turn can help increase support both in bookstores and internally on the marketing side. It even comes into play when authors go to sell their next books to their publishers. Preorders are SO important that I’m offering a special thank you to the fabulous readers who snap up Becoming Jinn prior to release. And if you’ve already preordered Becoming Jinn, first THANK YOU! And second, I hope you held onto that receipt because you’re gonna need it! Two Ways to Win Writer or Reader? Choose Your Preorder Thank You! I’m running two preorder campaigns*: one that will appeal to writers and one...

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