Friday, March 22, 2013
Is your One-Sheet prize ready?
It’s that time of year again when a young girl’s fancies turn to writers’ conferences. There are lots of them out there. Even before you choose which one is right for you, you need to prepare a one-sheet. Besides a tough skin, it's the most important thing to take with you. What’s a one-sheet, you ask? It’s you breaking your brilliant, 80K word manuscript down to one simple page that will grab the attention of prospective editors and agents. All authors know creating a synopsis or proposal about your book is a million times harder than actually writing the book. But it’s incredibly important. And intimidating. So intimidating many writers never do it. Here’s your inspiration. Mile High Scribes, the South Denver Chapter of ACFW, is hosting ourUse your creativity to develop a one-sheet that communicates the heart of your story, and you will be eligible to win a paid registration to Novel Crafters Seminar of the Rockies with Jerry B. Jenkins on November 9, 2013, or a 30-page edit! Nick Harrison, Senior Editor of Harvest House will choose the winner. 4th Annual One-Sheet Contest.The contest is open to all fiction writers. For more information including rules and guidelines visit ACFW Colorado. Entry deadline is April 19th. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Teresa Slack’s latest novel Runaway Heart is now available as an e-book download. Read Heart Burn, the first installment of her short story collection, True Stories Celebrating Love & Family. Teresa’s novels have won awards, endeared readers to her down-to-earth characters, and done lots of other interesting stuff. Check out her website www.teresaslack.com or her author page on FaceBook.