Monday, August 19, 2013

Writing Challenge #3 (Results)

Below is the response regarding the chosen entry from our guest judge, Suzanne Hartmann. Click HERE and go to the comment section to read the entry for this writing challenge.

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 From Suzanne:

Please don’t feel like this win counts for nothing because you were the only entry, Christina. A synopsis requires four things, and you’ve hit them all very well. 
1) It is written in the present tense. 
2) You included only the highlight and basic facts, including introducing the protagonists and the setting. 
3) You included the protagonist’s goals, motivation, and conflict (GMC). 
4) You told the ending. 
You did all of this in an engaging manner that drew me into the story and made me empathize with the protagonist. I especially like the way you focused on the conflicts, since conflict and tension is what drives a story forward. You give enough details but don’t try to mention everything. You also paid attention to grammar and punctuation, which makes your submission clean and easy to read without distractions. It describes a book I would love to read. Well done. Even without competition, Christina, you’ve written a winner in my book. If you haven’t already written this story, you ought to! 

Special Note: Suzanne has actually written an article on her blog 
about writing a synopsis!

Christina, for your prize, Suzanne is providing with you a choice . . . 

Choice #1: A copy of her book, Peril. 

Choice #2: A 10 page evaluation of your WIP. 

Contact Suzanne (see below) with your choice! 

Thank you Suzanne for being a wonderful judge and providing such great options for the prize! 

To learn more about Suzanne Hartman - click here
AUTHOR OF PERIL: A Fast Track Thriller (Available at on-line bookstores in print or Kindle formats)
Consulting Editor with Port Yonder Press 


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  1. Thank you, Suzanne! I sent an email off to you this morning. And thank you, Rhonda, for another great challenge. I look forward to the next one.

  2. Congratulations again, Christina! I received your message and just sent off a response with instructions for sending in your submission for an evaluation. I look forward to reading it.