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October Newsletter Posting: 10/08
October Encore Posting: 10/15

October Guest Writer for Encore Post: Candice Montgomery, debut author of forthcoming YA novel HOME AND AWAY, will be our October guest writer! Cam Montgomery is an LA transplant now residing in Seattle. By night, she writes YA lit about Black teens across all their intersections. By day, she teaches ballet to teen boys and works in the land of sobriety and rehab. It is the goal of her stories to interrogate the spaces of race, love, the body, and sexuality, all while being a witness of life. You can follow Cam on Twitter at @CandiceAmanda.
Please send in any questions you have for Cam by October 4th.
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 and the forthcoming YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT. 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, and will receive a monthly post by a guest writer!

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.

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

Thank you all!
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.
General Admission
$2 or more per month
General Admission patrons will receive the above rewards. They can also send in one question a month with a guaranteed answer from me.
Backstage Pass
$3 or more per month
Backstage Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. 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 also send in one question a month to be answered privately by me and not in the newsletter. 
All Access Pass
$12 or more per month
All Access Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. They can also send in up to three questions a month to be answered privately by me and not in the newsletter. 
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October Newsletter Posting: 10/08
October Encore Posting: 10/15

October Guest Writer for Encore Post: Candice Montgomery, debut author of forthcoming YA novel HOME AND AWAY, will be our October guest writer! Cam Montgomery is an LA transplant now residing in Seattle. By night, she writes YA lit about Black teens across all their intersections. By day, she teaches ballet to teen boys and works in the land of sobriety and rehab. It is the goal of her stories to interrogate the spaces of race, love, the body, and sexuality, all while being a witness of life. You can follow Cam on Twitter at @CandiceAmanda.
Please send in any questions you have for Cam by October 4th.
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 and the forthcoming YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT. 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, and will receive a monthly post by a guest writer!

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.

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

Thank you all!
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.
General Admission
$2 or more per month
General Admission patrons will receive the above rewards. They can also send in one question a month with a guaranteed answer from me.
Backstage Pass
$3 or more per month
Backstage Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. 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 also send in one question a month to be answered privately by me and not in the newsletter. 
All Access Pass
$12 or more per month
All Access Pass patrons will receive the above rewards. They can also send in up to three questions a month to be answered privately by me and not in the newsletter.