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Offline AriBean

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for another beta-reader for my mainstream novel with romantic elements - ~108,000 words. Will swap! pls reply or msg me if interested.

Thx!

~AriBean


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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 03:11:56 PM »
Ari...I too am looking for a beta in a similar genre...Mine is 75,000...would you want to swap through email or attached PDF's? Thanks Beth bbrodie@sover.net

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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 03:29:02 PM »
I may be interested as well. I've been marketing mine as contemporary women's fiction (with romance), single title romance, or upscale commercial fiction (book club fiction). If you could PM me with a little blurb, I could do the same. We could also read first 3 chapters then continue if it worked out. Let me know.
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 04:25:44 PM »
Careyrox...same to you..I would really like to swap with someone in a similar genre. Thanks, Beth

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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 09:40:12 PM »
I am also looking for a beta reader and willing to swap. My manuscript is women's fiction with elements of mystery, romance and literary fiction. I'm willing to swap as well. Let me know if anyone is interested.

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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 03:02:36 AM »
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I'm interested.  Women's fiction with elements of romance, 94K words. 

Is it possible to form a critique group online?  Maybe we could all read each others' first 3-4 chapters?  Thoughts anyone?  :!:
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 12:18:31 PM »
White Gardenia...I think that would be a great idea...time permitting...That way we'd all get several different perspectives...Does this site allow for blog threads by specific groups do you know? If not we could create a blogster or other online doc.

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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 12:49:52 PM »
Love that idea!
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 03:01:10 PM »
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 :write:  I'll contact Patrick.  Maybe he can work some magic for us. 
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 10:13:29 PM »
Heard back from Patrick:


Hi Gardenia,
You can create a private group over on the main site and use that for critiques. Just don't check the boxes for "List Publicly" and "Anyone May Join" to keep it private.

Not sure I know how to do this... Anyone?
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 03:50:02 PM »
Hey there everyone, sorry for the delay in response! I haven't visited for a while. I hadn't had any replies after a couple of weeks so I thought the thread had fizzled out! My bad. I'd definitely be interested in swapping a few chapters among a critique group :)


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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012, 04:33:35 PM »
Got the invite and accepted! Thanks for doing this!
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2012, 05:22:25 PM »
@AriBean,

I sent a message to you re our QT critique group.  Check your messages.
 
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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2012, 05:29:45 PM »
From Patrick:


Hi Gardenia,
You will have to use their names from the main site.

Once everyone is on board, they can each create a separate thread for each manuscript.

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Re: looking for beta-reader for mainstream w/ romance - will swap!
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2012, 09:08:17 PM »
Per Patrick, we cannot upload our entire ms, but we can copy/paste chapters into a thread. 

Name your thread the title of your story, then copy/paste first 3? chapters. 

Or should we start out with our query?

Anyone want to take the lead and start a thread in the group stating the instructions/guidelines?  I've never done this before. 
« Last Edit: August 18, 2012, 09:16:34 PM by WhiteGardenia »
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