8: Opening chapter and synopsis critique by Jo Franklin

Jo-Franklinwood_0049bw_webITEM: Opening chapter and synopsis critique by Jo Franklin

DETAILS: Critique of the opening chapter and synopsis of a children’s novel, not picture book (any age group). This can take the form of a written report or a face-to-face meeting in London.

BIO: Jo Franklin is an author writing children’s books. She has recently signed a two book deal with the German publisher Coppenrath. Jo has written everything from picture books to YA but is currently focussing on funny, quirky middle grade humour for boys or girls or both.

She is a ‘graduate’ from the City Lit writing school and a member of SCBWI. She runs her own weekly critique group. Jo also acts as a mentor and tireless nag to many writing friends and now offers literary consultancy and mentorship professionally.

About K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.


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  2. Worth much more, but I will start with a bit of £10 and fingers crossed!

  3. Apologies a bid of £10.

  4. Thanks Barbara, so pleased you think I’m worth it.

  5. Delighted Jo, I am sure it will go up.

  6. kimberleyalysonuk

    In for a bid of £20!
    Jo – was it the Writing for Children with Elizabeth Hawkins at City Lit? I’m on her course at the moment and I’m sure she mentioned one of her former students had a deal with a German publisher.

  7. Yes Kimberley, sounds like me. I also attended the workshop with both Penny Kendal and Lou Keunzler for a few years. Elizabeth is awesome and an inspiration to many. Thanks for bidding for such a good cause.

  8. Linda Lawlor


  9. Jo Franklinwood

    Thanks for bidding I look forward to reading the winning bidders work. Good luck. Jo Franklin

  10. £35 from me. Funny, quirky is the sort of words that I like, so everything crossed here.

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