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Offline tracijo

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Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:30:41 PM »
I'm just about ready to have someone (or a few someones) ready through my rewrites. It will likely be a chapter-by-chapter thing as I go. I'm willing to swap with someone, but I'd prefer to do so outside my own genre, if possible.

What I'll be looking for:
*First impressions of the piece: how it comes across, how a reader feels it ties into what comes before and after.
*Suggestions for improvement.
*Emotional impact.

What I can offer:
*Grammatical help (with occasional errors).
*General impressions.
*Suggestions for improvement.
*Evaluating what works and what doesn't.
Anyone interested, let me know!

Offline Sarah Ahiers (Falen)

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Re: Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 03:16:15 PM »
aww, normally i'd be down for that, but i'm swamped right now, reading 3 other manuscripts currently. Hopefully someone else will jump in
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Re: Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 08:16:21 PM »
Totally understand. Thanks for letting me know it piqued your interest, though!

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Re: Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 08:40:22 PM »
T,

If I may suggest, when you read something by someone here you like, personal message them. Everyone here has been incredibly supportive.  :yes: Well, you know, except for me.  :crazy: Just saying.

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Critiques should spur growth and improvement. Neither is painless.

I don't do personal attacks, defense/debate of work or grudges.

Remember, my comment's worth exactly what you paid for it. Use it, ignore it or PM-me and I'll remove it. 

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Re: Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 09:01:46 PM »
That's an idea, LTTP. My thought had been to work with someone with a rough piece to make it a fair trade. I'm on probably rewrite 2.5, and previous drafts haven't conveyed the emotion I was going for. My hope is to stem that early in both my writing and in someone else's. My piece is definitely not ready to be posted here, but maybe someone will have another piece that is in a similar stage as mine. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 05:14:38 PM »
I would be interested in swapping with you. I'm new here too and just about ready to have another writer review my work. I'm on draft, well, I guess you could say three of my sci-fi novel, and going chapter by chapter would be great for me since that's more my style. Let me know if you're interested.  :)
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Re: Alpha reader/crit buddy for adult SciFi
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 09:06:26 PM »
Brilliant, Red! I pmed you. Here's hoping we're a good crit match!