August Monthly Giveaway

Happy Friday, folks. Today I’m announcing the August monthly giveaway, available only to readers who also subscribe to The Writer’s Scrap Bin’s newsletter, The Scrapbook.

For this month’s giveaway, I want to provide a prize which can also help struggling writers to progress on their paths to becoming published. I will, for the month of August only, be extending to The Scrapbook subscribers the opportunity to have their work critiqued by me for free. If you sign up for the newsletter and follow the instructions provided in the August e-mail, I will read and critique your short story, a section of your novel, or an essay/memoir up to 10,000 words in length. (Unfortunately, I cannot critique poetry because I do not feel I have the grasp on that genre well enough to provide useful remarks.)

I typically charge $10 or more for this service on Fiverr, depending on the length of the manuscript. I have extensive experience editing and proofreading, particularly in providing feedback. I have taken several creative writing courses throughout my academic career and those classes always included a workshop element, so I know how to provide critique while remaining kind and building the writer up instead of tearing him/her down.

Right now I can only promise one round of revisions as the prize for this giveaway, but I may be persuaded to participate in multiple revisions. Of course, you will also be able to ask me as many questions as you have regarding my feedback for free.

If you are interested in this prize, please sign up for The Scrapbook using the link provided in the website menu.

Have any ideas for future monthly giveaways? Any questions about this giveaway or the newsletter? Feel free to drop a line in the comments or e-mail me at


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