Category Archives: First Friday

First Friday Critique: Rainy Day Diner, by Melissa Shepherd

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!! And Melissa Shepherd has graced our blog with a picture book manuscript up for critique. She says she does have some illustrator notes, but she’s mostly interested in gut reactions to the text. Thanks for sharing, … Continue reading

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First Fridays: Wienies in Bikinis

Good morning and happy Friday, everyone! Here is a submission from Nadine Poper, and she would love your feedback. Thanks for sharing with us, Nadine! And readers, as always, be sure to “sandwich” any constructive criticism you have with compliments. … Continue reading

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First Fridays: Steve, the Giraffe With No Neck

It’s Friday again! Hooray! To celebrate, here’s a hilarious First Friday submission from Erik Ammon called Steve, the Giraffe With No Neck! Quick Summary: Steve the giraffe has no neck.  His parents decide it’s time to take him to the … Continue reading

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First Fridays – “Light”

To get the ball rolling with First Fridays, here are the first few pages of a YA historical novel, “Light.” It’s set at the outbreak of the French Revolution, and it’s part mystery, part love story, part ghost story. For now, … Continue reading

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First Fridays Are Back!

  Got a manuscript or some illustrations you’d love some opinions on? Need a few pairs of fresh eyes? We’ve got just the thing for you! E-mail Lindsay Bandy at LKBandy84@yahoo.com to submit the first page of a picture book manuscript, … Continue reading

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TGIFF – Leave Your Feedback for First Friday!

Just a reminder that registration is now open for the 2014 Pocono Retreat.  This year’s faculty is truly fantastic, and we hope you’ll be there too!  Critiques and Portfolio Reviews are still open as well – but secure your spot before … Continue reading

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It’s First Friday and we’re looking for feedback!

Welcome to First Friday! As always, this is an interactive post and your participation is what makes this exercise valuable to all of us.  Please read the submission and then offer your constructive commentary by replying to this post.  Replies … Continue reading

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