On The Spot Critiques

On the Spot Critiques where publishing professionals give you ten minutes of their undivided attention for an in the moment critique of your work. You can opt for an expert on writing craft, genre, story structure, web presence, building platform, or other skills modern writers must polish.

On the day of your critique session, bring the following items with you to make certain you can get the most out of your time:

  • First page critiques: Bring the first page of your manuscript. If you have it formatted, so the text starts in the middle of the page, bring the first two
  • Story analysis: Bring any outline you’ve already prepared, or just some personal notes so you can discuss the story as effectively as possible
  • Web page tips: Bring your laptop or tablet, so your coach can look at what you already have.
  • Marketing consultation: Bring your marketing plan, in whatever form you have it. Anything from a full write-up to scratches on a notepad is fine.
  • Query letter fine-tunes: Bring your completed query letter.

How to Register

On The Spot Critiques are $25, and there is no limit to the amount of On The Spot Critique times you choose. Anyone offering an On The Spot critique will have OTS after their name.

How to Register for On The Spot Critiques

If you have not yet registered for the Conference, begin here. You will find all the details you need to register and find the right industry professional to listen to your On The Spot Critique (OTS).

If you are already registered for the Conference, log back into Conference Registration. Once you have logged-in, select the link that reads View or Change Your Existing Registration. Click the CONTINUE button on the bottom. Then, click Your Agenda from the menu at the top. On Your Agenda page, there will be multiple times available to On The Spot Critique the pros. Choose which one(s) you like. The On The Spot Critique time(s) will not be held for you until you click CONTINUE at the bottom of the page. Additionally, that  On The Spot Critique time may have already been claimed while you were choosing your time. In that case, registration will suggest that you choose a different time. Once you’ve chosen the critiques you want, head through CHECKOUT to complete your On the Spot Critique registration.