Need Input on an Honorable Mention

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OwenTyme
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Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby OwenTyme » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:23 am

I want to give my Q3 entry (it got an HM) a good polish and improve it. It's a story I absolutely love that brings a smile to my face every time I read it. It makes me happy, so I feel I need to get it a more rigorous critique.

It's slightly less that 5500 words.

Honestly, I know it can be better, but I've hit the limit of what I can do without some feedback.

I'll happily give a critique in exchange.

Thank you.

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby RSchibler » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:41 am

Always. Send it :)
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


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

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:08 pm

RSchibler wrote:Always. Send it :)


Becky is a crit beast. Her shop is always open. :)
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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby AlexH » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:57 am

It'll probably be a week and a half before I can read it, but feel free to send it to me whenever you feel is most helpful; after you've edited based on other critiques or your current manuscript. I'm planning to work on my Q2 HM, so maybe that'll be a good one to swap!
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: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby OwenTyme » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:29 pm

AlexH wrote:It'll probably be a week and a half before I can read it, but feel free to send it to me whenever you feel is most helpful; after you've edited based on other critiques or your current manuscript. I'm planning to work on my Q2 HM, so maybe that'll be a good one to swap!


Okay. I'll wait until I hear results and then make some adjustments.

Thank you.

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby RSchibler » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:45 am

I’ll be doing it today.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


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

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby OwenTyme » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:49 am

Sounds good.

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby reigheena » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:12 am

Sent you an email.
Silver Honorable Mention: 3
Honorable Mentions: 7. Published HM - Infant Insomnia
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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby OwenTyme » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:04 am

reigheena wrote:Sent you an email.

You might want to try a private message, instead. The forum doesn't seem to be passing on E-Mails sent through it at the moment.

It'll be a while before I can hand the story to a third person, though. AlexH is the one that's currently working on a critique. After that I'll want some time for revisions, based on his input.

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby reigheena » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:06 am

Ah yes, forgot about the email wonkiness. PM sent.
Silver Honorable Mention: 3
Honorable Mentions: 7. Published HM - Infant Insomnia
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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby Mr H » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:10 pm

I have a reject scraping the limit ceiling. PM me.

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby OwenTyme » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:42 am

I'm pretty much feeling like my story is ready for the contest once more, at this point. I just need to make some minor line edits. I'm also starting a new job in the next few days, so my time will be a bit short for potentially the next few weeks. Sorry.

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Re: Need Input on an Honorable Mention

Postby Mr H » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:05 pm

No drama.


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