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Hey everyone! Cat Gerlach is offering a scholarship to Holly Lisle's How to Revise Your Novel course, which normally costs around $250. This is a really awesome opportunity! If you enter, please follow her blog and serial novel below. Here are the details!

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.

28 comments:

  1. Oh wow. What a generous offer. I'd love to participate. :-)

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  2. Wow! Cat, that is so generous. Someone's definitely going to benefit from this. Thanks.

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  3. The blog is very good!
    Congratulations!
    http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com

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  4. This is one of the most generous things I've seen on the teeming-with-generosity internet. Thanks, Cat!

    (Going off to follow you now!)

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  5. This is both incredibly generous and incredibly awesome! :)

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  6. There's no question as to why this blog is an everyday stop for me. Generous beyond words. Please count me in!

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  7. This looks like such a good course! Thanks for the contest; I would love to win the scholarship!

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  8. Sounds like a really great prize to win! I don't know anyone that couldn't use help with revision.

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  9. Thank you so much for the offer.

    I'd love to enter.

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  10. I've always wanted to take Holly's course. Casey, thanks for bringing this contest to our attention! And Katharina, thank you for your incredible generosity. Please count me in! Now I'm off to subscribe to your blog.

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  11. Wow! What an opportunity for whoever wins. I would love to take my story to the next level with Holly's course. Thank you Katharina for offering this substantial prize.

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  12. This is an AMAZING offer. I have gotten two "revise and resubmit" offers from agents, and I am so LOST on how to revise my novel. It is overwhelming, and it's my first one ever.

    Thanks for this chance!

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. This is so generous. I've read Holly Lisle's Moon and Sun books thought they were amazing.

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  14. Awesome. I love revision tips. I am still not satisfied with my WIP

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  15. Yes, yes, yes! Count me in. Are we ever really finished revising?

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  16. Wow, what a nice surprise. Please put my name in the hat. I'm sitting on 40,000 words of a middle grade novel that needs revision.

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  17. Wow that's so nice of you. I'd love to win :) writtled at gmail dot com

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  18. What a great way to pay it forward!

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  19. I know everyone has said it before me. But just, wow.
    I'm a new follower!

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  20. What an amazing offer! I'd love to take this course.

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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  21. What a generous offer. I'm in! Thanks!

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  22. Cat, this is incredibly generous.

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  23. Thank you, Cat! What a terrific opportunity for someone! Count me in, for sure! :-)

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  24. Wow! Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

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  25. Thank you so, so much Cat! This sounds like exactly what I need to push forward!

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  26. Revisions! Editing! Eeek!
    Very generous of you Cat!! I'm in!

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