Question for those who have read Martje...
Sorry - I know this isn't a fiction piece; just a question! I started my Martje story in the fall of 2011, and have written over 700 handwritten pages so far! The rough draft of Book One is posted here, and it's going to get serious re-writes before I even glance at publishers' addresses. In the past two years, I've lived and worked (sometimes even found housing for free!) to make my storytelling my main focus, and I want to continue this lifestyle with a potential writer's residency. I'm applying to several, and they are asking for a chapter sample, but I don't know which is best. Are there any scenes or particular chapters that jump out at you? - or that have stuck in your memory? That's my question, my dear friends. :)
...I also have to write a synopsis, 1-2 pages, and everything I come up with is seeming disastrous to me. If anyone has any suggestions for that as well (basically answering the question, "What is 'Martje' about?") - even one sentence - that would be so helpful!