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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Story Sensei Summer Sale!

A writers’ summer event!

From now until July 15th, I will be holding a fabulous contest for my Story Sensei critique service.

I will draw the names of TWO lucky winners! They will each receive:

A free synopsis critique – up to 10 pages single-spaced, a $40 value!


A coupon for 25% OFF any manuscript critique – whether full or partial manuscript, any number of words. For a 100,000 word manuscript, that’s a savings of $250!

In addition, EVERYONE WHO ENTERS will receive a 10% OFF coupon for any service, whether synopsis, query letter, or manuscript critique (full or partial). For a 100,000 word manuscript, that’s a savings of $100, just for entering.

Just post a comment on this Story Sensei blog to enter!

Make sure you leave some way for me to contact you—whether e-mail, website address, or blog address. If leaving an e-mail, please use this format:
you [at]

International writers are welcome to enter, but must either use electronic submissions or pay for postage both ways.

Hurry! Contest ends July 15th! (at 11:59 p.m. for those of you who were wondering)


For everyone who enters: One coupon for 10% off any critique service will be e-mailed to each person who enters. Each person may only enter once. Only one 10% off coupon per person. Coupon expires December 31st, 2006. Coupons ARE transferable, but please do not transfer one coupon to multiple people. Also, you must e-mail me with the name and e-mail address of the person you’re giving the coupon to. Once you transfer a coupon to someone else, you cannot use it yourself. Coupons cannot be combined.

For the two grand prize winners: Coupons for one free synopsis critique and 25% off any one manuscript critique will be e-mailed to the winner. Coupons expire on March 31st, 2007. Grand prize winners may also keep (and redeem) their 10% off coupon that they received for entering the contest. Coupons (free synopsis critique, 10% off and 25% off) ARE transferable, but please do not transfer one coupon to multiple people. Also, you must e-mail me with the name and e-mail address of the person you’re giving the coupon to. Once you transfer a coupon to someone else, you cannot use it yourself. Coupons cannot be combined.

Regular Story Sensei prices (before discount):

Synopsis critique: up to 10 single-spaced pages, $40.

Manuscript critique: $1 per 100 words.

Query letter critique: $10. For a manuscript critique of 10,000 words or more, query letter critique is free.

See here for more information on the Story Sensei critique service.

See here for what clients are saying about the Story Sensei critique service.

If you come up with any other questions about the contest, just e-mail me: camy [at]


  1. Well, if that doesn't drive people to post on your blog I don't know if anything will!

    I've heard only GREEEAAAT things about your service! I've been thinking about forgoing a few contests just to get one of your critiques!!!!

    Michelle's Writing Space

    My Website

  2. Cool contest, Camy! very generous of you too!!

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  4. Oohh, I'd love to sign up, Camy. I hear really good things about your service. Have an awesome 4th of July. The Law, Books and Life:

  5. Your service sounds wonderful! I'd like to enter the contest -

  6. Hope I win because I know how helpful one of Camy's crits can be! love, rose mccauley

  7. I've heard such great things about yourt service--if fact, I gave your name to several writers interested in a professional critque at a writing conference last week! So please--pick me! pick me!

    Patty Smith Hall

  8. I'll just say Camy rocks. She has a way of getting to the heart of things. Definitely anything she does is extremely helpful. :)

  9. Cool contest!! I've advertised for you on my MySpace!!! ;)

  10. Okay, I'm in here too!! ;0)
    Does your service include a lesson on how to follow instructions???

  11. Hi Camy -
    What a great offer! Even though I'm not even close to a full manuscript, I think I'm ready to hear a critique on my opening chapter. The first step is a doosey, isn't it? :)


  12. I'd definitely like to enter, even if I only get the 10% coupon. My email is

  13. Fabulous idea Camy! Count me in. I'll post a link to the contest from my blog once I get home from vacation tomorrow. Everyone should know about this!

  14. I'm in! I really could use your services!

  15. Camy gave me a great synopsis crit a while back and offered a couple plot ideas that really helped. Very much appreciated :-)

    Abundant blessings,
    Jenny Cary

  16. You can add my name to your drawing...

    sherri t
    online [@]

  17. Please throw my name in the hat. I'll work harder now that I know I could win something! Thanks for the offering.

  18. HELP!! I NEED HELP!!!

    My writing stinks and I can't stand it any longer.


  19. Ooo, pick me, pick me! Trust me....I need the help.

  20. Well, aren't you a real-life Santa Claus!

    Something must be said for free prizes. :-) I'm all for them.

  21. It's an offer too good to pass up. Put my name in the hat, too!
    My website isn't up yet, but my email is

  22. Well, as I try to prepare for the Philadelphia conference next month, a free critique on my synopsis would be a wonderful thing! A free critique on the manuscript would be pretty wonderful too. Please enter me in the contest!

  23. Hey Camy ... to misquote in both word and intent one of my favorite songs: "Ooo Camy, now that I've found you, I won't let you go."

    Your blog is fun! I shall have to come back, but in the meantime I'll enter your contest.

  24. Did I forget my email? I did, I did.

    opusmle (at)

  25. Camy,
    'Love your blog. Thanks for all the neat tips. I've been working on the beats versus tags thing lately myself.
    And, thanks for the contest, too. It's worth a shot.
    I'm Kathleen at

  26. Blogger is giving Jenna problems so I'm entering her. :)

  27. I hear wonderful comments about your crits too, Camy. Toss my name in the hat.

  28. Camy, add me to the contest please! Thanks.

  29. Hi,
    I have read some of your site and gained some insight already!

    Olease enteer me into your competition...

    I am in Australia and can send work electronically.


  30. Camy sorry re the typos

    Jane - with a hacking cough

  31. Hi Camy,

    Congrats on your book coming out in 2007. Please add me to your contest. You can find my contact info on my blog.


    Brandy of The Building Brows

  32. Camy,
    Cool contest idea! Count me it- I need all the help I can get:)
    Helpful looking blog. God bless.

  33. I would love to win this, Camy! Thanks for offering it!

  34. Kelly G. is having problems posting, so I'm entering her.

  35. This is very generous of you. What a lovely site.

    nir at :D

  36. Great marketing ploy. Much success with it.

    Love & Peace,

  37. Camy,

    Thanks so much. Sign me up!!!


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