Owen Scott

Owen Scott

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I am a newsletter editor. I have been editing for over four years. I will read your book a couple of chapters at a time with the eye of an editor and give you a lot of detailed comments. I am critical and hard to please, so don't feel devastated if I write something negative. I assume you are here because you want feedback. I'm only doing it because I believe in your abilities and your potential. Please take a peek at my book as well. Thanks!

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Holes, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Marvin Redpost (series), The Phantom Tollbooth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series), Zen and the Art of Faking It, Animal Farm, The Kreutzer Sonata, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Frindle, Lunch Money, The Landry News

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The Grand Prize

Scott Owen Snarr

When the local junior high school principal refuses to let two overachieving homeschoolers enter the science fair contest, they take it as a challenge.

Twelve-year-old Jacob Fenton and his older sister Vicky never shrink from a challenge. They’ve got entire room full of awards and trophies to prove it. So when their nerdy neighbor Barry Plurkin tells them about the school science fair contest, naturally they set their sights on the grand prize. The problem is that Jacob and Vicky don’t go to the school — they’re homeschooled. And getting permission from the principal to join the fair may be their biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, their research takes them on a journey that will change their lives forever. But when their parents won’t go along with it, they find themselves with more challenges than they ever bargained for.


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jeeeeb wrote 651 days ago

Hello My name is miss Jelin, i am looking for a new friend i saw you....

Wussyboy wrote 728 days ago

Thanks, Scott - that was mighty decent of you. Joe

ClaireLyman wrote 730 days ago

Hi Scott, thanks for your thoughts - all opinions gratefully receiv....

Paul Beattie wrote 730 days ago

PS I've watchlisted TGP and hope to take a look shortly. All the best....

Paul Beattie wrote 730 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, Owen. Most appreciated.

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I wrote 724 days ago

Dear Paul, Thanks so much for taking time to read the first chapter and commenting. Negative or posiive, I appreciate it. I will consider each of your comments when I get back to revising the first chapter with a few exceptions where I think you might have misread: ‘I don’t get it,’ said Dad… ... view book

I wrote 726 days ago

Dear John, I appreciate all of your comments. Indeed, your feedback is helpful to me. I will get to Dropping Babies soon. Scott Owen view book

I wrote 730 days ago

Dear Claire, I started off getting all confused. Why is the past perfect being used? Is this a flashback? Or a narrative within a narrative? Also, where are the quotation tags. I don’t know who is saying what! I don’t even know what country I’m in and who’s going or coming from where. Am I sup... view book

I wrote 731 days ago

Dear Joe, Thanks for your reading and your comments. I don't think it's possible to give the grand prize the kind of meaning you suggested with this story, although I can tell you that the stakes are raised at two points in later chapters. The importance of winning it tends to build up gradually... view book

I wrote 731 days ago

Dear Julia, Thank you so much for taking the time to read and give useful comments about my story. Your feedback is valuable. Indeed, to get comments like that is the reason I joined authonomy. I will consider thinning out some background and details of the trophy room on my next revision. A coupl... view book

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