What They Say
Sue and Perry,
Thank you so much! Especially for the quick response, I was thinking I'd have to wait a while before I heard back. Your comments were so encouraging. I think what your company about is awesome and would be really interested in publishing this novel through you. I had the opportunity to meet Sue during NaNoWriMo and have been excited about the concept of PaperBox Books ever since.
Thanks again and hopefully I'll have something finished for you guys soon!
Asheyna - April 9th, 2010
First I'd like to say thank you for constructive critism. It meant alot because I want to perfect my craft. I'll keep your words in mind and perfect my story. Second it means alot to me because I've never went to school for writing I'm self taught via books and Internet research so saying you like my writing, brings a warm feeling to my heart. So I'll say again thank you for taking the time to read my works and I look forward to sending you my completed story in the near future. Sincerely,
Roel Cisneros - April 18, 2010
The Editors at Paper Box Books,
Thank you for the valuable feedback. I like your suggestions and fully intend to do a rewrite as you have advised. I am pleased that you like the story idea and the pace. I never intended this to be serious literary fiction, but only a fun mystery for people who enjoy the 1930's. I will rewrite and re-submit as soon as it is finished and critiqued.
Thomas Emmite - April 18, 2010
Dear Sue and Perry,
Thank you so much for your kind words and your helpful comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my work and offer feedback. (And a lot faster than I expected!) The manuscript is complete, but is currently being revised. I will definitely submit it to you when it's ready. Thank you kindly for the offer.
I hope you will consider doing another critique session in the future.
Merrilee Faber - April 18, 2010
Dear Perry & Sue:
Thank you so much for the critique of Laura's Wrath. Your listing promises a critique (something that other agents and publishers do not promise) and you have done that for me. Your suggestions are very important and appropriate. As I learn to write better, they will help me further my writing abilities.
Again, thank you both.
Martin J. Stab - April 26, 2010
You are the Fictionista Workshop Editor of the Month!
Members of the online writing community anonymously nominated you for the award, because of your outstanding participation and support. Below you will find why they think you are deserving recipient of this month's award. Thank you so much for your contribution.
The Fictionista Workshop Administrators
- She's an editor for Paper Box Books, a new e-publisher that started up in Vancouver, BC. I met her at a NaNo event and added her to twitter.
- Earlier this month she (via Paper Box) offered to read and give helpful comments/critiques to anyone willing to send in the first 10 pages of the manuscript.
- The comments on mine were returned in less than 24 hours with detailed and VERY helpful insights. Her passion for helping authors get published is inspiring.
- Interact with the authors, get to know them! When I went to the NaNoWriMo event Sue already knew who I was. At the time I was an extremely active member of a locally-started but globally used online writer's community.
- My involvement in that was what brought me to her attention. She's been very easy to talk to. I've exchanged several emails with her about various different subjects concerning writing and editing and publishing. Her responses are always well thought out and personal, no chain letters for Sue!
- The company she works for is just starting up. It is all about working *with* the authors and Sue personifies that. It would be great to see her get the recognition she deserves for the time that she puts in.
www.fictionistaworkshop.com ~ www.twitter.com/fictionistawksp - May 2, 2010