This contest is held by Katharina Gerlach, who writes fantasy and historical novels for all ages, both in English and German.
Win a Scholarship to HtRYN
As every author knows, writing the first draft is only the beginning of the journey. The real work lies in revision. I (Katharina Gerlach, writer from Germany) found Holly Lisle's "How to Revise Your Novel" (aka HtRYN) most helpful (see my rant on this blog since I'm not going to repeat it).
While there is no guarantee that you will be able to get your stories published (after all talent plays a major role too, and it can't be taught), your novels and short stories will at least become significantly better. The success of other graduates is encouraging. A course graduate just signed a three book deal with a British publisher, and others have won contests or published short stories. Some are slowly building a successful platform of faithful readers by selling quality e-books, and the latest novel I revised with Holly's methods attracted the interest of one of the major publishing houses in Germany (result still pending).
So, why do I offer a full scholarship for her course? The answer is simple. On my journey to publication, I've met so many helpful writers on this blog and on others that I want to give something back to the writing community. If you want to participate, leave a comment. I will choose a random winner in four days (April 26th) with the details on how to claim the price.
If you are interested in my progress, I'd be delighted if you followed my blog or my free, illustrated Fantasy novel "The Witches of Greenwitch" and spread the love.
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