What happened to Rilla’s Resolution? It was critiqued by Dianne Ochiltree, author and freelance editor at www.ochiltreebooks.com.
I am always excited and inspired by this extraordinary monthly challenge on Kathy Temean’s blog, Writing and Illustrating www.kathytemean.wordpress.com. Again, I chose to submit something in prose and geared this piece toward a slightly older reader, something that pushed me out of my usual picture book comfort zone.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have an expert editorial eye peruse my submission and give suggestions and input. Here’s a snippet from her critique:
“Most of all, the author has established the primary need of the character’s heart, the problem for the main character to solve: becoming a part of the‘other world’. Whatever turns of the plot to come, readers know that important changes will come and want to flip the page to find out.”
She had other very nice things to say, making my heart skip a beat or two of happiness! To read the full review, please click here:
As always, my thanks to Kathy – who pulled off this Free Fall Friday event in the midst of coordinating the registration process for the 2012 NJSCBWI conference: www.regonline.com/njscbwi2012conference. To attend this star-spangled conference one day in the future is definitely on my bucket list! And my deepest thanks to Ms. Ochiltree for making my day much brighter with her feedback!