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September Newsletter Posting: 9/5/2018
September Encore Posting: 9/17/2018

September Guest Writer for Encore Post: Katherine Locke lives and writes in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, where they're ruled by their feline overlords and their addiction to chai lattes. They write about that which they cannot do: ballet, time travel, and magic. When they're not writing, they're probably tweeting. They not-so-secretly believe most stories are fairy tales in disguise. Their Young Adult debut, THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, won a 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries. You can find them online @bibliogato on Twitter and Instagram. If you have questions for Katherine, please send them in by September 4th! And definitely keep an eye out for THE SPY WITH THE RED BALLOON, their companion novel to THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, available October 2nd! 
A reminder you can send questions to me all month, but the sooner you send yours in, the more likely I'll have a chance to get to them!

Hey y'all! Thank you for visiting and supporting my page! 

I'm Laura Silverman, the author of GIRL OUT OF WATER. I love writing books, but I also love editing books, and I'm excited to take this passion to a new platform! I've been editing manuscripts and query letters for five years and over that time I've found many writers don't have money in the budget for individualized edits. Plus, some writers aren't at that stage of the writing process yet. Or they have craft questions but also questions about the publishing business! With this Patreon platform, writers can get their specific writing and publishing questions answered at an affordable cost. 

Why should I support this Patreon? Every month, you'll ask questions, and I'll answer them! All patrons can ask questions, will receive a monthly newsletter of writing and publishing, will receive a monthly post by a guest writer, and be entered into a raffle to win a critique!

Why are you qualified to give advice? I've been a freelance editor for five years and have edited dozens of manuscripts in all genres and categories. I have a BA in English and a BA in Advertising from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. When I lived in NYC, I interned at multiple literary agencies, so I know what that slush pile looks like. Plus, of course I write books! GIRL OUT OF WATER came out in 2017, and I have two more books coming out in 2019

Why did you create this Patreon? I've been living with chronic pain for six years now, and while I'm happy to report things have been getting steadily better with time and rehab, I'm still unable to work a full time job. My published books and freelance editing help, but I'm hoping to make my move back to New York permanent, and this Patreon will provide extra accessibility for me (more financial ability to take cars and have things delivered when needed). This Patreon will help me while I help other writers with their craft and the publishing business!

Do you still edit manuscripts and query letters? Absolutely! I'm still open to manuscript editing and query critiques. Check out my editing services and contact me at [email protected]

Okay! I'm a patron! What type of questions should I ask? Anything! I'm open to all questions about writing and publishing, from craft questions to querying etiquette questions. 

  • I work a full time job. How do I make time to write? 
  • Help! Why do all my characters sound the same in dialogue? 
  • How do I find an agent who represents my type of book?
  • How much time should I spend describing the setting? 
  • I queried an agent a month ago and haven't heard back. What should I do?
  • I finished my first draft, but I'm terrified of revision. Where do I start?  
Please keep your questions general if possible. You can give a little context, but I should be able to give you an answer without reading an excerpt or summary of your work. All questions and answers will be posted publicly, so please don't send private information!

Details: I will pick a selection of questions to answer for the newsletter. The guest writer will also pick a selection of questions to answer for their post. There is one critique raffle every month open to all patrons. I will edit the number of pages corresponding to the patron tier of the winner. Pages must be 12pt, Times New Roman, and double spaced.

Questions? Suggestions? Please always free to reach out with thoughts!

Thank you everyone!
Laura 
Tiers
Standing Room Only
$1 or more per month
Standing Room Only patrons can send in writing and publishing questions every month for my newsletter and for the guest writer. They will receive a monthly newsletter of writing and publishing advice and access to a bonus post by a guest writer. They will also be entered to win a critique of up to 5 pages.  
General Admission
$2 or more per month
General Admission patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 10 pages if they win the critique.   
Backstage Pass
$3 or more per month
Backstage Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 15 pages if they win the critique. They will also receive access to a personal blog post every month. 
VIP
$6 or more per month
VIP patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 25 pages if they win the critique. 
All Access Pass
$12 or more per month
All Access Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 35 pages if they win the critique. 
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I'll add 5 pages to every critique raffle tier!
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September Newsletter Posting: 9/5/2018
September Encore Posting: 9/17/2018

September Guest Writer for Encore Post: Katherine Locke lives and writes in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, where they're ruled by their feline overlords and their addiction to chai lattes. They write about that which they cannot do: ballet, time travel, and magic. When they're not writing, they're probably tweeting. They not-so-secretly believe most stories are fairy tales in disguise. Their Young Adult debut, THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, won a 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries. You can find them online @bibliogato on Twitter and Instagram. If you have questions for Katherine, please send them in by September 4th! And definitely keep an eye out for THE SPY WITH THE RED BALLOON, their companion novel to THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, available October 2nd! 
A reminder you can send questions to me all month, but the sooner you send yours in, the more likely I'll have a chance to get to them!

Hey y'all! Thank you for visiting and supporting my page! 

I'm Laura Silverman, the author of GIRL OUT OF WATER. I love writing books, but I also love editing books, and I'm excited to take this passion to a new platform! I've been editing manuscripts and query letters for five years and over that time I've found many writers don't have money in the budget for individualized edits. Plus, some writers aren't at that stage of the writing process yet. Or they have craft questions but also questions about the publishing business! With this Patreon platform, writers can get their specific writing and publishing questions answered at an affordable cost. 

Why should I support this Patreon? Every month, you'll ask questions, and I'll answer them! All patrons can ask questions, will receive a monthly newsletter of writing and publishing, will receive a monthly post by a guest writer, and be entered into a raffle to win a critique!

Why are you qualified to give advice? I've been a freelance editor for five years and have edited dozens of manuscripts in all genres and categories. I have a BA in English and a BA in Advertising from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. When I lived in NYC, I interned at multiple literary agencies, so I know what that slush pile looks like. Plus, of course I write books! GIRL OUT OF WATER came out in 2017, and I have two more books coming out in 2019

Why did you create this Patreon? I've been living with chronic pain for six years now, and while I'm happy to report things have been getting steadily better with time and rehab, I'm still unable to work a full time job. My published books and freelance editing help, but I'm hoping to make my move back to New York permanent, and this Patreon will provide extra accessibility for me (more financial ability to take cars and have things delivered when needed). This Patreon will help me while I help other writers with their craft and the publishing business!

Do you still edit manuscripts and query letters? Absolutely! I'm still open to manuscript editing and query critiques. Check out my editing services and contact me at [email protected]

Okay! I'm a patron! What type of questions should I ask? Anything! I'm open to all questions about writing and publishing, from craft questions to querying etiquette questions. 

  • I work a full time job. How do I make time to write? 
  • Help! Why do all my characters sound the same in dialogue? 
  • How do I find an agent who represents my type of book?
  • How much time should I spend describing the setting? 
  • I queried an agent a month ago and haven't heard back. What should I do?
  • I finished my first draft, but I'm terrified of revision. Where do I start?  
Please keep your questions general if possible. You can give a little context, but I should be able to give you an answer without reading an excerpt or summary of your work. All questions and answers will be posted publicly, so please don't send private information!

Details: I will pick a selection of questions to answer for the newsletter. The guest writer will also pick a selection of questions to answer for their post. There is one critique raffle every month open to all patrons. I will edit the number of pages corresponding to the patron tier of the winner. Pages must be 12pt, Times New Roman, and double spaced.

Questions? Suggestions? Please always free to reach out with thoughts!

Thank you everyone!
Laura 

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Tiers
Standing Room Only
$1 or more per month
Standing Room Only patrons can send in writing and publishing questions every month for my newsletter and for the guest writer. They will receive a monthly newsletter of writing and publishing advice and access to a bonus post by a guest writer. They will also be entered to win a critique of up to 5 pages.  
General Admission
$2 or more per month
General Admission patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 10 pages if they win the critique.   
Backstage Pass
$3 or more per month
Backstage Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 15 pages if they win the critique. They will also receive access to a personal blog post every month. 
VIP
$6 or more per month
VIP patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 25 pages if they win the critique. 
All Access Pass
$12 or more per month
All Access Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. They can send in 35 pages if they win the critique.