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Slush Pile Workshop #19

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #19 here

Welcome to The Writing Show Slush Pile Workshop!

This podcast series is designed to help you practice capturing readers’ attention. Inspired by literary agent Kristin Nelson’s two-page pitch sessions, Writing Show host Paula B. will play agent and comment on your anonymous submissions on the show.

You know how important it is to hook a prospective agent or publisher in your first couple of pages. If you send your work out before it’s ready, you could squander an important opportunity. Don’t risk it. Try your material out on us first—for free!

For each work, there will be two possible outcomes:

  1. We stop reading before we get to the end. If that happens, we’ll tell you why.
  2. We like it! If we were agents, we’d be asking to see more.

Here are the submissions for Slush Pile Workshop #19:

Masked  Science Fiction "Michael has no memory of anything before a year ago and only lies to explain his abilities and past. He found Sara and briefly loved her only to violently lose her, driving an almost sadistic quest to use his abilities to make those who hurt others pay."

Bloodstone  Urban Fantasy "For three thousand years, Athena has longed for only one thing- revenge. Yet, with insanity creeping closer and closer, how is she to send this devil to hell when he is truly incapable of dying?"

Confessions of an Emotional Shipwreck,  Chapter 1   Confessions of an Emotional Shipwreck, Chapter 2  Life Story/Memoir Novel "First memory of life is my mum's death which lead to years in boarding school, followed by a psychiatric breakdown doing 'A' levels and so young offenders prison. Rough road to recovery via rehab ends with a TEFL qualified respected member of church and theatre and writing group."

Host: Paula B.
Date: September 9, 2011
Running time: 52:48
File size: 25 megabytes
Rating: PG (swearing)