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Let’s Look At Openings – Round Two

Back in September we gave five different writers the opportunity to have the openings of their work posted here at Spec Faith and to receive feedback from you, the Spec Faith community. It’s time for Round Two.
| Jan 30, 2012 | No comments |

How compelling is the first page?

Back in September we gave five different writers the opportunity to have the openings of their work posted here at Spec Faith and to receive feedback from you, the Spec Faith community.

It’s time for Round Two. To remind you how this works, anonymous participants who aren’t afraid of the comments they’ll receive submit the first 100 words of their work, and you, the readers, say if they would like to read more and why or why not.

This time, rather than taking the first five entries, I’ll make a random selection from those that submit their openings between now and Saturday. In order to do so, you must be brave enough to put your work forward for the public to shred discuss. 😉 If you would like to submit your opening, you may email the first hundred words of your unpublished novel in the body of your email (no attachments, please) to rluellam at yahoo dot com. Next Monday I’ll post the randomly selected openings, and then the fun can begin.

Best known for her aspirations as an epic fantasy author, Becky is the sole remaining founding member of Speculative Faith. Besides contributing weekly articles here, she blogs Monday through Friday at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. She works as a freelance writer and editor and posts writing tips as well as information about her editing services at Rewrite, Reword, Rework.

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Maria Tatham
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Becky, I hadn’t yet discovered Spec Faith when this was done the first time, so I don’t know what I may be in for. Shredding…?
Thanks for a potential opportunity!

Maria  

Bethany A. Jennings
Member

Oooh, I would love to submit mine!  Going to review/tidy it a little bit, then will send… 🙂

Kessie Carroll
Member

I put one up last time, so this time I’ll merely sit back and participate in the shredding. Goody!
 
Lately, the best opening line I’ve seen was from one of the Dresden novels.
 
“The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.”

Galadriel
Guest

That’s a great one, Kessie.

Randy Blackwell
Guest

Wish I would have seen this a year ago. I’m in negotiations with a publisher and cant really share my work with large groups of people at this time. But it encourages me to see what you guys are doing at this site and I will spread the word. Also, I see that you have some accomplished authors/editors who blog on this site.  I would not mind sharing my work in private with one or two people if they were interested and willing to give a critique.
Randy Blackwell
CEO Lamplight Media
Author “Secret of the Magi”
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Bob Menees
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Bob Menees

Becky,
Last time it was a ‘fun’ seeing everyone else’s entry shredded. I plan to summit  – for the chance at a learning experience.
 
I propose a change to the game. Allow six entries, one of yours being added to the mix. It isn’t fair to exclude you from the fun.
 
 

Paul
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Paul

I’m in – it could be a good learning experience to get shredded.

Jay DiNitto
Guest

Sent! Good idea. I must’ve missed the first contest.

Maria Tatham
Guest

Becky, did you receive my entry? I sent it to:
rluellam at yahoo dot com
Thank you,
Maria