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Podcast Episode # 142
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Today’s guest is Chuck Sambuchino, whose blog, Guide to Literary Agents Blog — all about agents, submissions and platform — is one of the largest blogs in publishing.

In the episode you’ll hear
    • a review from Julie Falatko: Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist
    • another reminder about the new First Pages segment (see below)

In the interview we talk about

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If you want to submit for First Pages segment

All First Pages will be critiqued anonymously. Submit them as follows:

They’ll be critiqued for:

    • Title: Is it catchy?
    • Recommended target age
    • Hook: Do you have a powerful, catchy opening that will hook the reader?
    • Rhyme and meter (if applicable): Is the rhyme scheme and meter consistent?
    • Do you “show” rather than “tell”?
    • Dialogue: Is it believable? Is there a good balance between dialogue and action? Are dialogue tags used well?
    • Character Development
    • Illustration considerations: Does the story lend itself to lively and interesting illustrations? Does the story give unnecessary details that can be shown instead in the illustrations?
    •  Miscellaneous: Comments on word choice or sentence structure as needed


Recent Comments

  • Zach
    July 10, 2013 - 6:04 pm · Reply

    Love the “First Pages” segment idea Katie! Will try to get my story to you soon along with questions. Will be interested to hear the critiques of other’s works as well 🙂
    Lastly, was your hubby a producer for “The Iron Giant”? I love that movie and played it for my movies with relating art projects summer school classes. Some of the students told me their favorite part of the class was that movie along with the robot art project 🙂

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