It's the first Thursday of the month (actually, the first DAY of the month--OMG can you believe it's DECEMBER?!) which means it's time for another critique sign-up!
This month, I thought we'd explore EMOTION. Have you ever had your heart speed up while writing a scene? Start bawling to the point where you had to stop writing because you couldn't see the screen? Feel sick to your stomach when your character got into a sticky situation?
Have you ever then sent those scenes to beta readers or critique partners and gotten a response like, "Eh, I'm not feeling this." "I don't understand why she's crying here." "I'm confused."
If you have an emotionally heavy scene (could be anything: romantic, scary, embarrassing, whatever), here's your opportunity to see if it works.
If you are interested in a critique of up to 500 words of an emotional scene from your YA novel, please comment with your email address. We will draw a name after noon on Sunday, email the winner, and post our comments next Thursday.