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Winners of Finish the Story #1 Contest

Since it was my Birthday Present having this contest, I am awarding each person who left a comment above – Linda Andersen, June Phyllis Baker, Brenda Madole, and Elaine Green a free pitch and first page critique!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yee Haw! Send me your pitch and first page to the email address from the left-hand column. I look forward to seeing your work!

Do something good for you today!

Laugh! Smile! Giggle!

Never Give Up!

Joan Y. Edwards

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10 Responses

  1. I think you should take your own advice and do something good for you today. You are such a giving lady!


    • Dear Sharon, You are very sweet. You made me smile. I am doing something good for me today. I’m writing you. I’m going to get my hair washed and styled at Famous Hair salon. I’m also going to open a new bank account.

      Play. Laugh. Smile. Joan Y. Edwards


  2. Joan,

    Thank you so much! Have a very happy birthday. I am glad to hear you are going to pamper yourself a bit. Enjoy… You deserve it! I will be in touch



    • Dear Elaine,
      You’re welcome My birthday was super-fantastic. I enjoyed it very much. I took a bubble bath early in the morning. Went to a movie to see “New Year’s Eve,” and cooked my favorite spaghetti for supper. I received birthday cards in the mail and loads of fun Birthday Wishes on line. It can’t get much better than that! Thanks for your good wishes. I look forward to reading your pitch and first page!

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards


  3. Joan,

    I can’t believe I’m a winner again. What a glorious day! Thanks for treating me on your birthday.

    Linda A.


  4. Dear Linda,
    Hurray for you! You are a loyal commenter. You’ve left a comment on every blog I have ever posted from day one when no one else was leaving comments. Actually, you may have been the only reader for a few days. However, I am blessed. You’ve stuck with me through thick and thin. I look forward to reading your pitch and first page.

    Go for it!
    Joan Y. Edwards


  5. Joan-
    Thank you so much for reading my pitch and sample page! Your suggestions are a 10 out of 10!:) I really appreciate your input and you taking the time to help out others!
    Have a super day!!!!!!


    • Dear Brenda, I’m so glad that my suggestions were a big help to you! I am proud of your writing and your sharing it with me. Do something fun to celebrate your gift of writing! Thanks for letting me know I helped you.

      Add Color to Your Life

      Play. Laugh. Smile. Joan Y. Edwards


  6. Joan,
    Thank you for such a great critque. You’ve given me so many more Ideas. You were so encouraging.
    Thank you again,


    • Dear June, I’m very glad that you liked my critique. I’m so glad that you got great ideas from it. I love to show choices of where to go with a story. Then you sit in the quiet of the night and say, “YES. That’ll work best.”

      Celebrate because you took a chance and sent your story off for critique. Believe in Yourself Submit Your Manuscript Today Pub Sub 3rd Fri Joan Y. Edwards


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