Monday, June 9, 2008

New Guidelines for Full Membership in MMS Society

Our new full membership criteria are listed below:

You are eligible for full membership once you have earned 5 rejection letters for manuscripts for children or young adults (e.g., short stories, poems, crafts, activities, games, articles, picture books, novels or novel proposals). Announce your rank advancement by emailing MMS at Full members are eligible to wear the official MMS Society button.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Monthly Writing Challenge: June 2008

How times flies. It's 7 days into the month, and I haven't yet posted our writing prompt.

This month's challenge is to pull out those filed away first chapters and reevaluate them. In particular look at your main character and ask:
  • Is she so likeable that we want to go on a journey with her?
  • Is she more intriguing, more driven, and ultimately more daring than ordinary humans and characters?
  • Is she dynamic (able to change)?
  • Is she filled with desires, wants, and motivations, which will drive the action of the book?
After you've analyzed your first chapter, try a revision where you strengthen your main character.

Happy writing!