Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mentorship Opportunity from The Bookshelf Muse

I spend a lot of time on forums. One of the things I've noticed is that new writers are always looking for mentors. While established writers pretty much all seem to be very generous with their time (I've received tons of help from others), no one has the time to focus on mentoring one individual.

If you are looking for an established author to mentor you, check out this great contest at The Bookshelf Muse.  Angela Ackerman writes both YA and MG. If you write in those genres check the contest out.

Did I mention she's into Zombies?


  1. Thanks for ths shout out and good luck in the contest!

    All the best,

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  2. The Bookshelf Muse is awesome.

    I just read your synopsis on AW. Well done. And, since I'm supposed to be writing my synopsis, how the heck did you do it?

    Alas, zombies do rule!

  3. What I did is take my query and expand it and I looked for bits from my actual story to insert to help get some voice.

    One thing I've started doing is writing my query and synopsis right after I finish the rough draft. Then I edit them along with the manuscript. Seems to give me more time to work on it (I spent 6 months, on and off, on the one you read).

    Also, here's a couple good links: