BUT, I’ve got to tell you something! Have you heard of Crits for Water? It is an amazing three month even that Kat Brauer organizes every year to auction off critiques to raise money to get drinkable water in third world countries. It’s made an incredible difference! The extra cool thing is, in these villages that have been helped, the kids no longer have to walk for 4 or 5 hours a day to haul water into town, so they can now go to school. It’s one of those charities that just makes you warm all over.
This year, a critique of mine, along with two other Luckies, is being auctioned! I was so excited when Kat asked me to participate!
Now obviously I really want you guys to consider going to bid on my critique. I’m a little weirded out by selling myself, so Infomercial Announcer Dave has graciously offered to do it for me. Take it away, Dave!
And up today, we have a critique of 2500 words! Peggy will give suggestions on how to make your manuscript stronger, and let you know where it’s strengths are. (If you're looking for positive affirmations and only want to hear the strengths-- Peggy looks like a fairly nice person. I bet that could be arranged.)
And for the icing on the cake, you get critiques by two authors! The second is by the lovely and talented Caroline Carlson. These two authors will not collaborate on their critiques, so if one author suggests something, but you wonder if it's something that's just that one author's preference or a broader issue, you can also see if the other author had the same suggestion!
Aaaaand for the sprinkles on the icing, the fabulous Stephanie Kuehn will also critique your query and synopsis, getting you ready for submission! All for the same auction bid!
Need further convincing? I have four of Peggy’s critique partners here, to let you know what to expect from a critique. Come on down, CPs! Tell us what you think!
“Peggy is an exceptional critiquer. Not only is she prompt,
but she is also dedicated, honest, and positive. I can always
count on Peggy for direct feedback expressed in a way that
helps me make my story better.”
“Peggy Eddleman has a great sense of story and character,
and her critiques help me take my story where I really want
it to go without losing any of my own style.”
“I've worked with Peggy Eddleman for the last few years.
She's helped me mold my writing and develop my skill. In
fact, she once critiqued my query letter, giving me key tips
that landed me a half dozen requests for my manuscript.
Her skill in finding what isn't working with a manuscript is
“In short, Peggy is my refiner's fire. I can give her the most
polished material, read and approved by several, and she
manages to spot the real problems and brings them to my
attention, in a feel-good way. She's knows her stuff. Any
aspiring or accomplished writer would do themselves well
by having her critique their work.”
So head on over to Crits for Water right away! The auction ends TONIGHT. Yes, folks, Monday night at midnight, EST. So hurry!
Here you go, Peggy. The mike is yours.
Thanks, Infomercial Announcer Dave! And if you want to see what crits are coming up for auction, go here. Not only can you get a great crit, but you are HELPING VILLAGES GET WATER. One of the most basic needs in the world, and you can help them get it. How freaking cool is that?