Story Critique Request

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FatThor
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Story Critique Request

Postby FatThor » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:10 am

Hi,

I am new to the forum. I read the rules about what is permissible to post. What are the limitations when sharing my story with a critiquer who has accepted to critique it? May I include the title?

I have added a post to "New Users: Introduce Yourselves".

Would someone be so kind as to critique my 10k-word, Sci-Fi story, please? I will gladly critique your story in exchange. I don't have much experience in critiquing but I will do my best.

Thanks for the tips, Wulf Moon!

Thank You,
FatThor
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Re: Story Critique Request

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:32 pm

FatThor wrote:Hi,

I am new to the forum. I read the rules about what is permissible to post. What are the limitations when sharing my story with a critiquer who has accepted to critique it? May I include the title?

Would someone be so kind as to critique my story, please?

Thank You,
FatThor


FatThor, just to give you the etiquette, it's a good idea to state genre, word count, and always offer to critique theirs in exchange. If you can cite if you have some experience, that helps too, but if you don't, that's fine. And it's really a good idea to introduce yourself first under New Users: Introduce Yourselves. We are a community, and we welcome those that wish to contribute to our community.

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Corbin Maxwell
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Re: Story Critique Request

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:02 pm

Hey everybody,

Anyone feel like a read through on 5,800 words?

I'm curious about the story's excitability.

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FatThor
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Re: Story Critique Request

Postby FatThor » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:56 am

Thanks Wulf Moon,

I have updated my initial post with your recommendations.

What are the limitations when sharing my story with a critiquer who has accepted to critique it? May I include the title?

Thanks Corbin Maxwell,

I have sent you a PM invitation to swap stories.

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Re: Story Critique Request

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:18 am

No title. No details (It's about a guy who is depressed and drinks beer until he gains 60 lbs).

I ask like this: Wordcount 5400 (Because there are going to be loads of stories around that #, and this doesn't break anonymity.)
And style: Fantasy, Sci-Fi etc.
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Re: Story Critique Request

Postby FatThor » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:01 pm

Thanks Dustin,

So something along the lines of:

A 10K word Sci-Fi story about an underdog, who seizes an opportunity in a calamity and is unprepared for the unusual and far-reaching consequences.

Is that better?

Cheers!

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Re: Story Critique Request

Postby Magnus » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:31 pm

I would be glad to give it a thorough critique. Let me know if you are willing to swap. Not required that you do, but I have a 6k SF piece that could use a fresh perspective if you are up to it.


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