Community class and new ad

My sister was once an ad designer, and she has been helping me out in the last couple of weeks to design an ad for my critique services, which I’ll be placing in SCBWI newsletters. Check it out–pretty!


You’re always welcome to pass on the word that I do critiques to writers you know who may find it useful. The $30 an hour manuscript critique special is still on until March 11.

Community class: Writing SFF for children and young adults

Provo Library
Provo, Utah
Rm. 308 (Young-Card room)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
1-4 pm

It’s the first of what I hope will be several seminars, and if this one goes well I will probably be doing similar seminars in other local communities.

In the class we’ll talk about:

  • What an editor looks for
  • The importance of submission guidelines
  • How to write a killer first chapter so the editor can’t help but keep reading
  • Powerful prose for middle grade readers
  • Crafting a story teens won’t be able to put down
  • Writing within a speculative fiction genre
  • Current trends

To register, email me with your name, email address, and phone number, and the answer to this question: “What would you most like to learn at this seminar?” (This allows me to tailor the seminar to the needs of those who register.)

At the same time, I’ll need you to send the registration fee via Paypal ($40 for an individual registration, or $30 per person for groups of five or more) to the email stacylwhitman AT

Once I receive both the registration fee and your registration information email, I will confirm registration via email.

Come to class with the first chapter of your work in progress.

Also, be sure to ask me about critique discounts for registered seminar attendees.