2020 Advent Prize: First Chapter Edit (Fawkes Editing)

Today’s Giveaway

Professional editing isn’t a nicety for today’s author…it’s an absolute necessity.

Editor September C. Fawkes is awarding one lucky winner a first chapter edit (up to 3,000 words, prologues welcome), with the goal of helping take it to the next level.

September will be doing both a content edit and a line edit, focusing on weaknesses and strengths, and giving you ideas on how to improve on each. She is happy to keep an eye out for anything in particular you may be worried about.

About September:

As an editor, I have read literally tens of thousands of story openings. I have seen the clichés and the most common pitfalls, as well as powerful hooks and riveting concepts. I have been working in the industry for over seven years and have edited for both award-winning and best-selling writers.

“I loved the feedback you gave me. It was really thorough and encouraging, and that’s a rare thing.” Loretta Torossian, YA writer, represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Services

“I ask her to look over just about everything that I send out for publication.” David Farland, New York Times best-selling, award-winning author

For more information about September, her services, and additional testimonials visit Fawkes Editing.

14 days, 14 AMAZING giveaways. To see what other Advent Calendar giveaway windows are open, go here. The last date to enter all draws is December 19th.

Want to win this first chapter critique? Enter below, and good luck!

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Mark W Dooley
1 month ago

This sounds fantastic

nicole
nicole
1 month ago

Love the giveaway ideas!

jean
jean
1 month ago

Would love to win this!

Myka
Myka
1 month ago

Interested in taking a look at my cozy series starter

Marissa Griffin
Marissa Griffin
1 month ago

This would be incredible!

Yolanda Ridge
1 month ago

I would love September’s feedback on my first chapter. Thanks for the opportunity

Nele Giese
Nele Giese
1 month ago

What a great price! Would love this chance to get a professional look at my first novel!

KR Brorman
KR Brorman
1 month ago

Thank you for such a generous gift.

Kimberly
1 month ago

This is so amazing! I love this writing community and how much it gives back. Editing is something I have always needed help and guidance in. I am working on a three volume series right now and will need help in editing soon. This would be a wonderful gift.

Tara
Tara
1 month ago

I’ve been subscribed to September’s blog for a while now. I look forward to those notifications. Her blog has always very informative and I’ve wanted to try working with her so this would be soooo cool!

September C. Fawkes
1 month ago
Reply to  Tara

Hi Tara, so glad you are liking the blog! Good luck with the giveaway!

Maria
Maria
1 month ago

Thank you!

Laural Armster
Laural Armster
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite parts of being in the WHW writing community – sharing the good things we find with other writers. I am always excited to see for the ways WHW spreads joy at Advent – and I look forward to discovering all that September has to share with us too!

September C. Fawkes
1 month ago
Reply to  Laural Armster

Thanks, Laural! I love being a part of WHW as well! Feel free to visit my blog for my writing tips. In any case, good luck!

Michelle Reynoso
1 month ago

We can all use some editing help.

ELF
ELF
1 month ago

That opening is so important to capture the reader’s attention. Thanks for the opportunity!

September C. Fawkes
1 month ago
Reply to  ELF

Isn’t that the truth? It’s definitely tricky!

Sara
Sara
1 month ago

Editing is so important

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

How exciting! I love September’s blog, it’s helped me so much.

September C. Fawkes
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

Glad to hear that, Kas! Good luck!

Leland
Leland
1 month ago

Great giveaway.

Peregrin
Peregrin
1 month ago

this is a great first step for any writer–thank you!

Laurie Logan
Laurie Logan
1 month ago

I’d love to win this!

Laurie Logan
Laurie Logan
1 month ago

I could use a this one!

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

This is a great opportunity!

Anita Banks
Anita Banks
1 month ago

Awesome!

Siera London
Siera London
1 month ago

Hi, September. I have a manuscript proposal that I want to submit to a major publishing house in 2021. I could really benefit from your expertise. Thank you for the opportunity. Siera

September C. Fawkes
1 month ago
Reply to  Siera London

Good luck in all endeavors, Siera!

Jennifer Raudenbush
1 month ago

oooh! Would love to win this 🙂

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
1 month ago

Fingers Crossed!

Aparna
Aparna
1 month ago

Thanks a lot for the great giveaway!

Erica Alexander
1 month ago

Thank you!

Anna Chris
Anna Chris
1 month ago

this looks like an awesome prize! thanks for the giveaway!

jessica
jessica
1 month ago

What a wonderful giveaway

Pamela tremblay
Pamela tremblay
1 month ago

Who doesn’t want a fee edit of their first chapter? A great prize, thanks for the chance to enter.