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Thursday, November 01, 2007


The Wet Noodle Posse GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS....

Congratulations, doglady. You have won a critique of your Golden Heart partial and synopsis (the 55 pages the GH allows).

Your entry must be sent by Nov 7 and the critique will be returned by Dec 1.

Plus, you may select your critiquer from this list of Wet Noodle Posse volunteers, so please email us asap at and tell us who you pick as your critiquer.

Norah Wilson is an award winning author who makes her home in New Brunswick, Canada. She shares her increasingly shrinking space with her husband, two teenage children, a new dog, and a rat. One of 11 children, she long ago discovered how to escape into a book. It was a short hop to escaping into writing books. Norah is a three-time finalist in RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart contest. In 2003, she won the Romantic Times/Dorchester New Voice in Romance Contest with Lauren’s Eyes.

Esri Rose lives in Colorado with her husband, Joe, who makes her laugh, and her cat, Musette, who also makes her laugh but who sheds more. Esri's first book (the one about hot elves) will be released in May 2008. Bound to Love Her is the story of Erin, who accidentally saves an elf in the contemporary town of Boulder, Colorado, and winds up bound to him in a mysterious way. Helping Galan battle the dark elf Fellseth is one thing. Gaining the approval of the elves' female boss, Kutara, is quite another.

*Esri does not feel qualified to critique inspirational, YA, or Historical. She offers a lot of line editing because she can’t help herself. She will finish up the critique with a big-picture recommendation of what to work on.

Trish Morey decided twelve years ago during a maternity leave stint that Chartered Accountancy and office politics would have to go and that writing romance for Mills & Boon was going to be her future. Eleven years on she finally got the call for her GH finalist, which became The Greek Boss’s Demand, published as a HM&B Modern Romance and a Harlequin Presents. Ironically, it was a story featuring both accountancy and office politics. Trish has gone on to sell ten more books since that first call. When she’s not writing, Trish runs around after four school-aged girls, assorted pets and a husband who wonders if his wife has any idea where the vacuum cleaner is kept. (And just for the record, no, she hasn’t. :-) )

*Trish has offered to critique contemporary stories only. She does not feel qualified to critique anything else. Trish will go heavy on the opening and then offer a summary of comments on various aspects such as characterization, conflict, dialogue, etc.

Stephanie Rowe is a two-time Golden Heart finalist. Stephanie writes romantic comedy, and chick lit . She also writes humorous teen fiction as Stephie Davis. She currently shares her household with her son, two dogs, two cats and her own hero, all of whom have been trained to ignore it when she jumps out of bed at 2 a.m. and rushes to the computer to have conversations with imaginary people.

*Stephanie offers a critique geared toward making the book better. Her critique will not be a line-by-line edit. She will write up a summary at the end.

Diane Gaston spent a whole career as a mental health therapist helping other people craft their own happy endings before she start writing Regency Historical Romance. Becoming a Golden Heart finalist in 2003 not only led her to get "The Call" and to win her Golden Heart, but it also made her a Noodler. Diane's Regencies have gone on to win the RITA, the National Readers Choice Award, and The Orange Rose. Diane lives in Virginia with her husband and three ordinary house cats. You can visit her on her website and on the Risky Regencies blog.

Diane has a tendency to line edit and rewrite when she critiques, but just to give an example of how she thinks something could be improved. Diane wants the writer to trust her own judgment before making any changes she suggests.

So, doglady, email us your choice and be prepared to send us your 55 pages by Nov 7!

Thanks to Everyone to making our Wet Noodle Posse Golden Heart month so much fun. Stay tuned. The Posse isn't done with you yet!


At 7:42 PM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Doglady!!! You finally won!!! Yahoo! And how lucky are you?! Thanks to everyone for commenting and visiting the WNP blog. We have lots more in store, so definitely stay tuned.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Santa said...

Congrats Doglady! Good luck in the GH contest everyone!

WNP, you have put together an amazing blog! I, for one, really appreciate all your advice and feedback!

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

Whooohooo! You did it, Louisa!

Ladies, whoever gets her story is so lucky--it's absolutely fabulous!!!!

At 8:21 PM, Blogger doglady said...

EEEEEEEK!!!! YAY!!!! I WON! I WON! I WON!!! Okay. Now I am ready to show a little decorum. In a minute. Okay, maybe longer. Truth? I will be bouncing off the ceiling for a week!! This is SO exciting! I am beyond honored. Thank you so much to the Posse for the wonderful information, encouragement and comraderie you have all shared with those of us who are just beginning to enter the strange and wonderful world of romance writing. I am going to have a celebratory cup of Earl Gray, ponder my wealth of riches in choices, e-mail all my friends and then panic over my synopsis and 55 pages!!! Thank you again!! P.S. Gillian you are such a doll!

At 8:52 PM, Blogger CM said...

Yay! That was the perfect choice! Congrats, doglady!

At 12:11 AM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

Gee, doglady, I thought you'd be a little excited.
Hee hee hee hee

At 8:49 AM, Blogger doglady said...

Sorry, Diane. I am just a cool calm collected type and I am never ever ruffled by anything. SNORK!!!!! I am still alternating between floating on air and running into the street in a panic because I have to spend a day or two polishing and then send my 55 pages to be critiqued. EEEEEEEK!!!

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Jill Monroe said...

Way to go, doglady!

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Trish Milburn aka Tricia Mills said...

Congratulations, doglady! And thanks to everyone who commented and helped make this special GH month, well, special. :)

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Esri Rose said...

Duuuuude! You won the big'un!

Thanks so much to everyone for joining the party. This was a lot of fun!

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Lee McKenzie said...

Congratulations, doglady! Here's wishing the very best with your Golden Heart entry!



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