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Lots of progress has been made with The Pomegranate Society! We have eleven excellent writers signed up, and the most I can accommodate is 16, so hurry and sign up now! We are looking for writers with screenplays, YA/fantasy, chick lit, mysteries and general fiction.
The Pomegranate Society will be structured to pair a set of writers with similar projects together. Your paired writer will be a workout buddy of sorts: you will motivate each other to meet deadlines. I am currently speaking to some MFAs about how to structure the critiquing/editing elements of the program so we can all help each other strengthen our material, keeping an eye on what will sell, the structure, character development and plotting.
I am also working on a list of critiquing guidelines based on successful workshops in the past.
Everything will be done virtually, and I will be creating a website soon for the project. Mel at Stirrup Queens has kindly offered to promote the project, and I think we should all read her excellent DIY guide to getting an agent and getting published.
I hope to host an interactive Q&A with an agent and/or a publisher (no promises: yet).
If you know of any writers who are working on similar works, please let me know.
I hope to jumpstart this program in the next few weeks. I think so many of us just need that extra push to start/finish our books and begin to market them to agents and publishers. If the critiquing project improves your book’s chances (which is of course the end game), Hurrah!
Please let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be in touch with you all individually soon.
CookedHeads said: “I feel…so…John Hancock…historical even…” I do too! Let’s use the shit we’ve endured and turn it into a Publishing Pot of Gold!
WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE? DOES THIS PLAN TALLY WITH WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING TO DO? SIGN UP NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE 😉