All R, no HM?

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All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:49 am

This is me offering to read three Q3 stories - all from folks who have received nothing but rejects, and are still looking for their first HM.

Here's what I ask in return:

Post your willingness to participate below. (Or if you wish to remain anon, PM me and I will post that a slot has been filled.)
No need to mention R count. If it's one, or ten, W/E, just that you've yet to break through to the HM level.
Don't send me a hot off the press draft. If you finish, put it away for a few days, or print it and read the hard copy and make self edits, etc. Give it a 2nd look.
Send to me in .rtf

If you can follow those rules, I will do my best to get your story back to you as quickly as possible, laced with my opinion, for good or ill.

This offer is good until the end of May. After that I will probably be scrambling with my own entry, and may not have time to read others. wotf029
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby gower21 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:22 am

of course, I'm interested. I hope to finish my Q2 story in enough time to participate.

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:14 pm

Spot 2 is reserved.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Serrain » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:46 pm

I'm interested! I haven't started my Q2 entry yet, but I know what I'm going to be doing with it, so I should be able to get it done in time.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:44 am

OK you three - I've PM'd my e-mail address.
Send your stories when ready.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:36 am

A note to the two folks whose stories I've yet to receive.

This month is a little batty for me, what with an actual vacation planned for next week and all.

So - you may send your story to me whenever - but I may not be as speedy as we'd both like at returning it to you.

However, if you'd like to skip Q2, my offer stands for Q3, or whatever Q you'd like to send your story my way.

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:30 am

If someone needs to defer to Q3, I have a Q2 ready to go out today.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:01 am

Patrick,

You may send to me. I'll PM you my e-mail.

However, with my vaca coming up in a few days - I can't guarantee I'll have it back before I leave. However, I will try.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:57 am

Hi all,

I'm starting my offer anew for Q3.

My workload at my day job has exploded, so we're looking at at least a week turnaround, but I'll do my best.
Once my own Q3 is done I'll have more time to read others.

So, if you'd like to participate:

List your name under this post or PM me. wotf046
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby WriteToLive » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:57 am

Sure, I have one work which I'm considering for WotF I just got done revising.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Imagination Vortex » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:03 pm

I would be interested in participating, unfortunately I have only just begun writing my Q3. I'm going to try working extra hard this quarter to get it done early. Hopefully I'll have my story ready by your deadline for the end of May.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:46 am

No problem IV.
You shall have spot # 2.

I'll PM my e-mail. wotf042
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Ember » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:08 am

Me please! (If you have a spot left.) I hope to be finished by the end of this month.

The only people that have read my stuff before are my two readers who both know me really well, so this will be an interesting experience! Cheers to you for the offer!

But hey, I am still waiting on Q1 results, what happens if I win, is the offer rescinded? wotf001
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:34 am

Hi Ember,

You're the third slot for this quarter.
I'll PM you my e-mail.

If you get an HM before you send your story, I'd ask to defer to someone who has yet to get one.

Believe me, getting an HM would be a much bigger prize than getting a crit from me. wotf011

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Ember » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:41 am

You could always print your crit on that shiny award-paper?
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:58 am

Now that Ember has been graced with an HM the 3rd slot for Q3 has opened up.

EDIT:

3rd spot has been taken via PM.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Ember » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:03 pm

Once again, thankyou for the offer Dustin, it was appreciated! I meant to come post here and bow out gracefully (as gracefully as one can clutching a HM and yelling YEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAA!)
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:04 am

No problemo!

I'm excited for you. Getting that certificate in the mail is a great feeling. wotf009

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby zali » Wed May 02, 2012 9:20 am

I'd love to get my story critiqued. Are there any slots left?
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed May 02, 2012 9:50 am

Hi Zali,

I'd love to do more, but I'm all booked up for this Q. wotf005

Plus I have a whole other writer's group I'm in for WotF, so I'm pretty slammed. wotf029

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Nick_T » Mon May 07, 2012 2:42 pm

zali wrote:I'd love to get my story critiqued. Are there any slots left?


Hi Zali,

If you fill the criteria and you're happy that I'm not a quick critiquer, I'm happy to step in.

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby WriteToLive » Mon May 07, 2012 8:04 pm

Yes, I must agree, your thoughts on the story will really help me when I decide to submit this piece. Thanks a bunch, Dustin.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby MJNL » Tue May 08, 2012 7:39 am

Yeah, he probably doesn't need it ( wotf011 ), but I'll add another endorsement for Dustin's excellent critiquing abilities. If he's still offering this deal next Q, I highly recommend those who are eligible to jump on it.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue May 08, 2012 11:48 am

Aww, thanks everyone. wotf032

Actually, I stole this idea from Nick T, so I find humor in seeing him here copying my copy of him.

Just after his win, he jumped in, uh, might have been Google + at the time and offered a few crits to folks just getting started on the pyramid to winning.

So as long as I've got that finalist under my belt, and there's not much chance it's going away, then I'll probably keep offering.

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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 08, 2012 12:07 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:So as long as I've got that finalist under my belt, and there's not much chance it's going away, then I'll probably keep offering.


It's never too soon to start paying it forward! I've started doing a lot more crits as well. Swaps, but also just when I have time to spare. Not that I'm an expert critiquer, but I try my best.
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Re: All R, no HM?

Postby morshana » Tue May 08, 2012 12:40 pm

And I have to say that Dustin and Martin's crits are great!
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