You gotta have (golden) heart

When it comes to the Oscars and the Golden Heart, it’s an honor just to be nominated. Of course, it’s a honkin’ thrill to win. The Wet Noodle Posse wants you to be thrilled or honored next year, so starting October 1st, we’re devoting our entire blog to Golden Heart tips, to help you get your purty face on the big screen in San Francisco.What’s the best category for your entry? How do you interpret this year’s formatting instructions? Where do you break your partial? What mistakes can you avoid and what stand-out traits do winning entries have? Every member of the Wet Noodle Posse is a previous Golden Heart finalist, lots are winners, and a few have enough bling to start their very own heart-themed gift shop.

Believe it or not, entering the Golden Heart can be fun. Join the camaraderie that is the Wet Noodle Posse and get help bringing home the Gold!

Mark your calendar for October 1st and visit The Wet Noodle Posse Blog.

Send any suggestions of Golden Heart topic areas you wish the Noodlers to address to Jill Monroe.

Take a break by visiting our free monthly ezine.

Who is the Wet Noodle Posse?

In 2003, a group of about sixty women met each other online for the first time as finalists in the Golden Heart. They found a special friendship, and stayed together – through births and deaths, the inevitable agent and editor rejections, giddy-making first sales and more sales. When anyone expressed doubt about her talent, the others threatened to thrash her with a wet noodle. The name Wet Noodle Posse was born. Today the Posse has any multi-finalists and winners, and a few have enough bling to start their very own heart-themed gift shop.

The Wet Noodle Posse went on to launch an e-zine designed to celebrate and support women in all kinds of ways. Of the Noodlers who take part in the e-zine, 22 of 32 are now published, for nearly 69 percent. They also started a blog to expand their contact with others. Now the Wet Noodle Posse wants to share their collective experience to encourage other writers to enter the Golden Heart.

Additionally:

I should mention that if you comment on the The Wet Noodle blog during the month, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a critique give-away. More details to come on that.

Also, I’m still casting about for a topic, since no one seemed to take to “how to final your first time out with your first manuscript and never final again.” Seriously, I don’t bring much more than that to the table.

So, anything you’d like to know?

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3 responses to “You gotta have (golden) heart

  1. Can I just say that the Noodlers are THE BOMB? I’ve been dealing with many of them via LASR and I lurve them all. What a great bunch of really talented ladies (uh… that’s YOU, too, k?)

    You can bet I’ll be there.

    And, hey… at least you finaled. That’s something most folks can’t say!

  2. Oh, come on… you have so much more to say than that. I’m really excited about the posse’s work for that, and am planning to enter Changeling. I am not as brave as you and planning to enter a still unfinished piece, lol, but I DO expect to have my first draft on that finished by the end of November. I’ve been sick and with company for a few days which is why I haven’t been around. Will definitely be a daily visitor to the Posse once I’m caught up…

  3. Charity

    Jen, keep checking the blog. One entry will be devoted to YA and that should be very helpful. And the best news is they’ve changed the category so it’s more like YA with romantic elements, reflecting what’s really going on in the market.

    Best of luck! I’d love to see your name on the finalist list.

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