27: Manuscript critique from Lydia Syson

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ITEM: Three-chapter/5000 novel critique OR non-fiction submission package critique.

DETAIL: Lydia is offering either: manuscript critique for first three chapters and synopsis/5,000 words of a YA or adult novel, analysing plot, voice, pace, characterisation, dialogue and setting. NB historical fiction is my speciality. Or: critique of complete submission package for an adult narrative non-fiction book or memoir, including chapter outline, sample chapter, biography etc – up to 5,000 words total. This can be bought as a present, and work emailed/posted to me anytime up to December 31st 2018. A one-hour meeting in London or a phone-call to discuss the critique is included.

BIO: Lydia Syson’s debut novel for teenagers, A World Between Us, was a Guardian Teen Bookclub choice, Highly Commended for the Branford Boase Award, shortlisted for the We Read Award, longlisted for The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, Waterstone’s prize and UKLA Award (2014) and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her second novel for Hot Key Books, That Burning Summer was an Independent book of the year in 2013, and her most recent book, Liberty’s Fire, was also Carnegie-nominated and highlighted by Books for Keeps as one of ’10 of the best novels to introduce children to politics’. Her adult fiction debut, Mr Peacock’s Possessions, will be published by BonnierZaffre in Spring 2018.

WHO CAN BID: There is a reserve of £60 for bids on this item

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