Have you hit a wall in your writing? Are you uncertain of what to write next? Is your pacing off?
Perhaps you need a WRITING COACH to personally work with you. If so, check my page and contact me. I can help you.
DON'T MAKE THIS COMMON MISTAKE with your manuscript.
Discover why it's essential to hire a BOOK EDITOR and not rely solely on a school teacher or your Aunt Betty to edit for you.
Each chapter has a unique job to perform, but your 1st Chapter is CRITICAL to your success as a writer.
If you haven't incorporated at least 3 of the
5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS in your opening pages, you risk losing the agent/publisher/reader long before they get to that fantastic last chapter.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR?
half an hour ago, I received another request for a partial from a
literary agency. Brenda, I have to say a huge thanks. If it hadn't been
for your advice on restructuring chapter one of my manuscript, none of
this interest would be possible. I now have three agents and one
publisher all interested in reading more.
"If you're reading this post and have suffered rejection in the past, but think your WIP is worthy of publication, I would recommend Brenda's service and suggest you have your first chapter reviewed by her for a small fee as I did. It's worth every cent and you certainly won't regret it."
writing as Victoria Howard
Pushcart Prize nominee
Hill has helped me with several writing projects. She offers
invaluable advice and editorial critique to help me present my best
possible writing. I would recommend her services to anyone."
Spur Award winning author
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West
"Your class on "Critical First Chapter" was so helpful. It's now engrained in my writer's mind how important that is. Grab the reader while he's looking at your book, and you have a follower for life.”
Author of: A Broad Abroad in Thailand,
A Broad Abroad in Iran
"I attended a workshop Brenda conducted for the Palm Springs Writers' Guild and it was very helpful. The workshop was about the important first page and it really opened my eyes. Any aspiring writer will benefit from Brenda's workshops. She is entertaining and insightful."
Palm Springs Writers' Guild
Hill's knowledge is extensive. She has a talent for spotting sentence
structure errors and word usage problems. She also has a keen eye for
A Thousand Kisses Deep and The Spy Wore Red
Writer of the Year, Midwest Fiction Writers
Jim McFarlin, President
Palm Springs Writers Guild
"Brenda provided valuable insight that proved
instrumental in the publication and success of my first novel, The
Burning Hills. She has a keen eye for a good story, understands sound
literary structure and pays attention to detail. I welcome her input on
my work anytime."
The Burning Hills
Sherri Cook Woosley
“A good workshop should be informative, practical, and well organized. Brenda Hill’s 1st Chapter Workshop met the criteria in every aspect. I was motivated to look carefully at the first chapter of each of my novels and implement Hill’s advice.”
Author of Desert Soliloquy
has a wonderful way of showing the best way to present your story. But
what I liked most was she did not change my story--she only took out the
parts that were redundant or of no use. Though she has been in business
for many years, it is a gift, not just a learned skill, to edit without
changing your characters or storyline."
Beyond the Rock
We meet once a month at a local restaurant and relax, have a casual dinner, snack, or dessert, and share our love of writing, our accomplishments, our disappointments, our hopes and dreams as we pursue this wonderful, maddening profession of writing.
All writers - beginners, pros, commercially published, self-published, and those not yet published, are welcome. We might even ask some pros to share their publishing journey with us.
It's free, so join us, and let's talk writing. See you there!