I have mainly written short stories across age groups. My WIP is my first attempt writing a MG novel, though I have written a draft for NaNoWriMo a few years back. I wrote the beginning as part of my weekly stories with my short story critique group and they suggested this would make a good novel with the themes already in place.
I am subscribed to Writing Mastery Academy and have done multiple courses from writing humor to Unleashing Creativity. I’d like this novel to be quirky with a little magic and humor and some heartfelt emotions.
I love to read quirky, funny books with heart. “Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech is one of my favorites. It had feisty old people in it and two girls looking for their mothers and a whole lot of warm loving humor.
Not particularly in love with graphic violence or crime novels.
Willow is a fledgling fairy who is destined to be Queen one day. Her community does not accept that she is queen material– being soft spoken and shy. Only Elorin, the current Queen is aware of Willow’s potential and latent powers. Elorin selects Willow for the toughest job that no one else in the community will volunteer for. They all expect her to fail even though none of them are up to the task. Willow has her own doubts but accepts anyhow. That sets in motion a series of misadventures and harrowing episodes that prove she is more than capable.
I have a series of short stories on sibling rivalry and overcoming fears that could be adapted to a longer story (novel), which I am interested in exploring. One deals with the humor involved when siblings do not get along and the other with the supernatural world of Native Canadian aboriginal legends.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
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- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
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