Paranormal Romance Critique Group: Ghosts of Romance

 

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I believe the best critique groups are those formed of like minds. However, I have yet to come across a group specific to Paranormal Romance, with available space. So, I am starting my own. 

Purpose: 

To advise, support, and mentor each other in the craft of writing. To share information and skills in a safe environment of peers. 

Members:

The critique group will consist of 7 members. These members will come from 3 categories (Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult) but only 1 genre/sub-genre…paranormal romance. 

This will not be a group for mincing words. This group is about honing our writing skills. If you want someone to spend their time telling you your writing is perfect and should be published…this group is not for you. 

I have learned a lot about writing paranormal romance in the last year and a half, and I’d like to share my knowledge. I work with a wonderful freelance editor who has been my guide, and I have two wonderful critique partners, but none of them are paranormal romance writers. 

Application:

If you’re interested in joining my PNR critique group, here’s what you need to do. 

1) Send your query, one page synopsis, and first 10 pages of an unpublished MS to deadlymagic@hughes.net. If your MS is a WIP (not complete), then contact me and I’ll decide what you should send.  

Formatting:

Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Double spaced pages. All embedded in the body of the email. (If you attach a file I will NOT open it. I will delete your application.) Email Subject Line: Ghosts of Romance Application: (title of your MS in all caps) 

Example: Ghosts of Romance Application: EXTRAORDINARY ELEMENTS

2) Include a short bio about yourself in your email. I’m looking for things like: how long have you been writing, how many books have you written, do you belong to any professional writing groups, what are your goals as a writer. All applicants must be 18 years or older. 

If you’d like more information about me and my writing, check out my bio page. 

I will select individuals from the first round of applications (Deadline Jan. 3, 2014). These writers will be given a two page writing sample to critique and send back to me. I will chose the seven members based on their writing abilities and critique skills. This second round is to assure that everyone involved in Ghosts of Romance is here to participate, not simply benefit. You will receive wonderful critiques on your writing, but you will be expected to give critiques to other members as well. If you are unsure how to format a critique of a writing sample, contact me. 

The deadline for applications is January 3, 2014.

Thanks for stopping  by. I can’t wait to get to know you and your novel. 

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Mentee #PimpMyBio

 

         Welcome To My Madness…                           

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Greetings Mentors

 I’m Mande’. I’ve been writing for the past three years. Mostly, for my friends–the only people I’d allow to read my work. Now, I want to share my crazy imagination with the world. And I’d love a wonderful mentor to guide me. Teach me the ways of the writing Jedi  Truthfully, I don’t want just one of my four mentor picks I WANT ALL FOUR. I’m greedy. 

Below you will find a list of things I’m willings to do to sway you in my direction.

 

1) I WILL BEG.

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Stalking is a good way to show affection, right?

2) I WILL DESTROY ALL OTHERS… AND THEIR STUFFED ANIMALS.

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3) I WILL MAKE YOU TREATS THAT WILL SOMETIMES INCLUDE LIQUER.

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Yep. Otherwise, what’s the purpose of a Mimosa?

4) I WILL TELL YOU CALORIES NEVER COUNT ON DAYS THAT END IN Y.

No really. I swear it’s true.

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List of Qualities That Make Me Your Best Choice

This may be very shameless.

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1.  Determination: I will complete any task.

Proof:

A couple years ago, I was working full-time nights and attending two colleges full-time. I took 24 hours of classes, worked 48 hours a week as an RN, and carried a 4.0 from beginning to end.

2. I spell my name weird: Mande’

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It’s a long story. Pick me and I’ll tell you about it. 

3. Not only is my name unique… SO AM I.

My friends say I’m the only person they know that can go from reading Shakespeare to yelling at the TV because I’m loosing at Halo online. 

They also say it’s a good thing there’s only one of me, because the world can’t handle another. LOL. I swear they mean it in a good way. I have no plans for world domination. Well… Except with my writing. 

4. I own an African Gray Parrot. 

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4. I think Joss Whedon is a genius. 

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Thanks for visiting. And don’t worry. If you spell my name wrong on Dec. 11th I’ll forgive you.  

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Next Giveaway is an APPLE iPAD MINI. No you’re not dreaming.

 

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I will be giving away a new iPad Mini 16g with Wifi. To enter my drawing you must go to https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9840262/1/Deadly-Magic read at least the first chapter of Deadly Magic and leave a review–YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO THIS PART 1 TIME. Then, you may enter daily by commenting anywhere on my website. One entry per day. If you do not review Deadly Magic on Fan Fiction first, your comments here will not count as entries. Make your comments meaningfull. I will not accept a comment that is simply your name. I’m making this contest more involved because it’s a much larger prize. 

Follow the directions guys, so your comments will count. 

On February 14th, 2014 I will draw the winning name and the winner will be announced on my blog. I will not contact you directly. The winner will have to contact me, with their mailing address, via email at mande78@icloud.com

Good luck and happy commenting.