Tuesday, December 18, 2012

50 Page partial manuscript critique (Author Laura Diamond)

Author Laura Diamond has offered a critique and ebook. The highest bidder will win the
following package:
  • Partial critique of up to 50 pages

Opening Bid: 25$

Please bid in increments of 5$ and include your bid in the comments below. 

The auction will start Tuesday (Dec 18th) at 9 AM EST (6 AM EST) 

The auction will end Thurs, Dec 20th at Noon EST (9 AM PT).

Auction Procedures:

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid in the comments and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) 
Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation withing 48 hours of winning  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   
All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.
Good luck!
Author Laura Diamond

Laura Diamond is an author of all things Young Adult (YA): paranormal, dystopian, and horror. She also dabbles in Middle Grade, and even New Adult. As a board certified psychiatrist, she feels her education helps her create compelling characters and real people in her stories. Diamond knows how people react and pulls out the emotions, not only from the characters but also the reader.

Laura Diamond has always enjoyed reading, but she never thought she could write a novel. That is, until she experimented with short stories and creative writing during medical school. While in residency, she took the plunge and committed herself to learning the art of writing. She honed her craft visiting writer forums, establishing a network of mentors and peers and by practicing ... A LOT. Now Laura Diamond is a successful published author of short stories, a novelette, two novels, and counting.

Diamond approaches each book differently usually beginning with a single character. She's drawn to the character-envisioning what they look like, how they perceive their world, what challenges they have to navigate, and who's with them along the way, whether it be a friend or foe. Then she presents a challenge for them--because she's mean like that--and makes sure to throw as many roadblocks in their way as possible. For Diamond, this is her key to developing compelling stories.

Diamond likes writing Young Adult (YA) because it's during a time in life that is rife with challenges and intense emotions. The paranormal interest comes in because Laura has always had an affinity for magical creatures and dark worlds.


  1. $30
    lorigold at hotmail dot com

  2. Thank you to everyone for bidding. Lori you win for $30. You will receive an email with instructions shortly! :)