Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 6
Jan22

Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 6

  15 critiques for ’15! My wonderful critique partners have started a new freelance editing business and agreed to sponsor my January workshop. Jami Nord and K.T. Hanna have helped me spruce up my manuscripts and now they’re helping fifteen lucky and brave writers with theirs. The winners have already been picked. In the next few days, stop by and read Jami’s and Katie’s critiques and learn from their advice. Today we have our next two critiques up. We aren’t mentioning names or titles. It’s up to the writers if they want to reveal themselves. If you’re interested in hiring Chimera Editing Services, go visit the website to learn more about their reasonably priced services … Chimera Editing Services   Critique by K.T. Hanna …   Query: Dear Agent, Grief is hard enough to deal with without feeling like you don’t belong. Nine year old Alice “AJ” Johnson has felt like an outsider since his father’s death nine months ago. Classmates tease him, and Lauren, his mom, is lost in her own grief and doesn’t seem to notice how hard it’s been for him. Sheryl, Lauren’s wife, tries her best to comfort both, but doesn’t always succeed. She’s grieving too. His dad was his best friend, there by his side through everything. They went on adventures together, and his dad taught AJ to love the outdoors. Then one bright August day, his dad was gone, buried in the ground. The only place he has been able to find peace are in the woods behind his school. It’s quiet; his only company the birds singing in the trees. No one bothers him there since they are rumored to be haunted. When his mom tells him just before school ends for the year that they are moving, AJ decides to run away. So AJ takes what looks to be the shortest path, one that cuts right through the woods. But this ends up being a mistake. Lost in the Dead Woods, a world for the dead, AJ finds dangers he’d never thought existed, and a friend that helps him realize change isn’t always a bad thing. [AJ’s dad was his best friend. They did everything together, until his dad’s sudden death left him alone. His mom, lost in her own grief, is distant, and her wife Sheryl isn’t much help. The only place he feels less alone is the woods behind his school, rumored to be haunted. When his mom tells him they’re moving when the school year is over, AJ decides to run away. He takes the shortest path through the woods, but the rumors aren’t unfounded. Lost in the...

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