First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

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Corbin Maxwell
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 pm

You’ve read for me. Mostly I’m worried about the first paragraph. I’ll send it to you later. Thanks.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

The only easy day was yesterday.




SF x 1
HM x 10

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby KD Lightle » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Corbin Maxwell wrote:It kinda feels like I’m being given the silent treatment for some reason. Like I got wished into the cornfield.


I'm not ignoring you!!! I'm just busily trying to finish this Quarter's story!!!!!
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination - Mark Twain.

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm

Understood.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

The only easy day was yesterday.




SF x 1
HM x 10

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby glenn84 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 am

Anyone willing to swap the first 450 or so words for their Q4? Send me a PM if interested.
HM x 7
SHM x 1
R - unknown

EDF

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Thomas Woodward » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:54 pm

I'm also interested in swapping 450s for Q4 - please pm me
4x R
7x HM
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Postby RSchibler » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:58 pm

I know I didn’t get back to a few people on requests - we’ve had an unusually stressful year - but all of you are welcome to shoot me your 450s. Best,
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Michael K. » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:10 pm

Hi everybody,

My name is Michael and I am generally new to this thread. This is my first time trying WoTF, and I was wondering if anyone was interesting in swapping the first 450 words for so for quarter 4. If so, please PM,

Thanks so much, Michael.

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Postby RSchibler » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:34 pm

Send it my way Michael!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:08 am

I'm up for a 450 or two if anyone has 'em ready.

PM me for my e-mail if you don't have it, just send if you do!
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Postby RSchibler » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:23 am

Yayay! Me first!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:13 am

I read two good ones.

Anyone else?
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby czing » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:55 pm

Sure if you're still willing. Do you have one to swap?
HM - Q1,Q3 v 36
R - Q4 v 36

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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:27 am

czing wrote:Sure if you're still willing. Do you have one to swap?

Indeed!
I just received mine back from two critters. I'll update and be ready in a day or two (around Aug 17-18)
Please send a PM for my e-mail, or PM me yours. wotf008
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Postby RSchibler » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:16 am

Did you get mine Dustin? I haven’t received yours.
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:56 pm

Becky,

I did. I replied on Aug 7. I just resent.

I didn't send mine. I am planning to send a later draft to you if that's OK.
Actually, the 450 is about done. Now to get the ending where I want it. :O
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Postby RSchibler » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:13 pm

Weird. I have nothing from you. I’ll keep checking and let you know if it shows up.

Correction, I have one message from you from Aug 7 and nothing since.
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.

https://www.flametreepublishing.com/A-Dying-Planet-Short-Stories-ISBN-9781787557819.html

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:46 am

I'll send a PM.
Your 450 was solid and I only had general thoughts.
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby AlexH » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:24 am

I'm up for swaps if anyone has them - send me a PM (it doesn't have to be for Q4 if you don't have a draft right now). wotf008 I'm working on three drafts but can get the first 450 words of my preferred (until I change my mind again) one ready by Monday at the latest.
35: R R R | 36: R HM R ?

Probably free for critique swaps, but double-check in case I'm away.
If you're a new writer and concerned about giving a critique, you're welcome to send me something anyway. :)

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Andy Dibble » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:53 pm

I have some extra time now so if anyone want me to critique the first 450 of their piece, I'm happy to. PM me
36.1 First Place

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby einstein36 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:58 pm

Hi there,
Would anyone here be interested in taking a read of the beginning of my story for the next volume contest? It's about 450+
Just PM or email me and I will send it along your way....
Thanks..
Vol.36(Q3)-R
Vol.36(Q4)-R

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Mr H » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:04 pm

New to the forum, but not to the contest.

Looking to swap, or just send for feedback. The more critical the better, be harsh. PM me.

I also have one that's near the limit and needs to be dragged over the coals, if anyone's keen.

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby RSchibler » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:22 am

Always. PM me
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Mr H » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Thankyou.

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Postby AlexH » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:30 pm

Mr H wrote:New to the forum, but not to the contest.

Looking to swap, or just send for feedback. The more critical the better, be harsh. PM me.

I also have one that's near the limit and needs to be dragged over the coals, if anyone's keen.

I'm always up for 450 swaps.
35: R R R | 36: R HM R ?

Probably free for critique swaps, but double-check in case I'm away.
If you're a new writer and concerned about giving a critique, you're welcome to send me something anyway. :)

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby AlexH » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:25 pm

Mr H wrote:Thankyou.

Just letting you know I've e-mailed this, in case my critique didn't reach you like happened with another member. wotf008

I have had something technical done to my e-mail account so that shouldn't happen again...
35: R R R | 36: R HM R ?

Probably free for critique swaps, but double-check in case I'm away.
If you're a new writer and concerned about giving a critique, you're welcome to send me something anyway. :)

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:01 am

Alex,

Just saw your PM. Just wanted to apologize publicly for not replying for two months. :(

Next 450 of yours - hit me!
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Andy Dibble » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:16 am

I'm happy to do critiques. PM me.
36.1 First Place

Sci Phi Journal (https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2019/09/29/the-greatest-good-to-god/)

Imagine someone looking over your life and feeling a little sad that you never read that book that would have meant so much to you.


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