Student's First Name*Student's Last Name*Forum Username (if applicable)Curriculum License Number*Email Address*Gender*MaleFemaleAge*1314151617181920+Student Forum involvement* How would you describe your activity on the Student Forum? (How often do you visit it? What types of activities do you participate in? How long have you had an account?) If you don't have an account on the Student Forum, just type "N/A."NovelAre you interested in submitting to the 2017 Student Novel Contest?*YesNoNot sureNot eligibleOther novels completed* I have completed one or more novels before OYAN. I have written one OYAN novel. I have written two or more OYAN novels. I have entered the OYAN contest before. I have been working on OYAN for a year or more but have not yet completed a novel. This is my first novel. Novel genre*AdventureHistorical FictionScience FictionFantasyMysteryThriller/SuspenseWesternInspirationalNovel synopsis* Final or estimated word count of your novel*Novel completion status* Please affirm:* I understand that if my novel exceeds 66,000 words, my coach will not critique all of it, due to time constraints, but I will be able to choose which sections to submit. Please affirm:* I understand that I must have 3 chapter drafts finished before beginning the program, and will be expected to submit a new chapter every week. If your novel differs from the OYAN format of 12 chapters, think more along the lines of being two-thirds of the way through Act 1, with the remaining third being "Embracing Destiny." Of a 50,000-word novel, this would mean having about 7,500 completed, or about 15%.FileChapter 1 Upload*Accepted file types: doc, docx.Please upload your first chapter in a .doc or .docx format. *This will be the required file type for all chapters submitted for critiquing.*Critiquing experience* Describe your experience with both giving and receiving constructive criticism for writing. For example, have you been in a critique group before? Have you given or received critiques on the Student Forum? Have you shared your work with anyone?How comfortable are you receiving critiques?*Very comfortableComfortableSomewhat comfortableNeutralSomewhat uncomfortableUncomfortableVery uncomfortableHow comfortable are you critiquing?*Very comfortableComfortableSomewhat comfortableNeutralSomewhat uncomfortableUncomfortableVery uncomfortablePlease affirm:* I understand I will be expected to give substantial critiques in the Novel Critiques board on the Student Forum every week. We'll help you learn how to do this! Expect to spend 1–2 hours a week on this assignment. Students frequently find that they enjoy it!Why story coaching?* Parent or guardian's email*If you are under 18, your parent/guardian will be notified if you fall behind in submitting chapters or critiques. Please add me to the waitlist if the program is full when I apply.