First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby J. Scott Marlatt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:16 pm

I'd like to do a 450 swap with anyone that's interested.

Either that, or a full swap. Mine's a smidge over 6600. And it's a new one, not one i've traded before.

Let me know,
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby DavidK » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:29 am

J. Scott Marlatt wrote:I'd like to do a 450 swap with anyone that's interested.

Either that, or a full swap. Mine's a smidge over 6600. And it's a new one, not one i've traded before.

Let me know,
~Scott



Hi Scott,

If you're interested PM or email me (using the buttons to the right of this email.) I have my Q2 story ready to go at about 7K, so if you want we can swap first impressions/unread works.

I've got to finish Kylie's story this weekend, and work on my <insert expletive > thesis, but I'll get to it during the week. wotf008

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Jeff Bowles » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:16 pm

I dig Stuart's idea of the first 450 and would like to get down on it (get down, I say!) The story in its entirety is in the 13-14k range, but guess how many words the first 450 words of it actually is...man, how'd you guess?

This'll be a new one for me. I've only every critiqued whole stories before. Anybody interested?

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby DavidK » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:18 am

Hello all ... save me from my thesis wotf008

I have a 10.8K story and an 8.8K story that I have to throw out somewhere, but they *suck* and I need a 450 word / or a first 1K crit on each of them. If anyone is interested in an IOU or has a story ready to review in return, then I'm happy to do so ... I wouldn't impose a full story read.

Let me know, if your up for one (PM me, or email me). Ah, they are both sci-fi, but not hard sci-fi wotf007

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby septimiuss » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:31 pm

My Q1 is almost ready. It’s really nagging me to turn it into a novel, but I say no, no, first you have to go to Wotf just as you are. If you don’t win, then I’ll feed you lots of protein, make you lift weights and work you on the treadmill till you’re big and strong like a real life novel. Then I’m gonna sell you in bookstores so guys can learn from you how to shoot lasers, cast spells, bake delicious pizza and pick up chicks. But first you have to go to wotf and make a scene.


If anyone is interested in the 450 swap, PM.

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:33 pm

Per Dustin's suggestion, I've updated the first post to include notes on DF's stated preferences. wotf008
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:28 pm

Been quiet on the 450 front this quarter! I have 450 words of a Q1 story to swap. If anybody's game, PM or e-mail me.
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby morshana » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:24 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Been quiet on the 450 front this quarter! I have 450 words of a Q1 story to swap. If anybody's game, PM or e-mail me.


Send me both, Stewart.
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:02 am

I'm running into a bit of a stump as to what to submit for Q1. Having just received a story back from Strange Horizons, I'm thinking it may be my best bet, but I'd definitely like to get some eyes on it. I just have a feeling it may not be right for the contest.

Anyone interested in a Q1 First 450 swap, please PM me or drop me an email.

Thanks!
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:06 am

Alright, folks, let's get this thread moving.
We've only 4 weeks before those early entrants are in for Q3.

So lets see some 450's!

I humbly offer mine in exchange for others.
My work has finally slowed so I will read as many as are offered.

D

Here's the helpful, guideline questions:

1) Does it keep your interest? -

2) Is the plot easy to spot? -

3) Is the protagonist likeable, or at least interesting? -

4) Is there conflict? -

5) Is there a clearly recognizable speculative element? -

6) Setting? 5 senses? Character name?

7) I can haz grammer? -
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby morshana » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:19 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Alright, folks, let's get this thread moving.
We've only 4 weeks before those early entrants are in for Q3.

So lets see some 450's!

I humbly offer mine in exchange for others.
My work has finally slowed so I will read as many as are offered.

D

Here's the helpful, guideline questions:

1) Does it keep your interest? -

2) Is the plot easy to spot? -

3) Is the protagonist likeable, or at least interesting? -

4) Is there conflict? -

5) Is there a clearly recognizable speculative element? -

6) Setting? 5 senses? Character name?

7) I can haz grammer? -


I'm still finishing up my workshop story (which I'd love to submit for Q2, but can't, of course), so I won't have a beginning just yet, but feel free to send yours when ready!
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Ishmael » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:30 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
1) Does it keep your interest? - My attention span is good for 2 pages

2) Is the plot easy to spot? - I think so

3) Is the protagonist likeable, or at least interesting? - Could be a bit dull

4) Is there conflict? - So far, only with the digestion

5) Is there a clearly recognizable speculative element? -Oh yes!

6) Setting? 5 senses? Character name? Yes, No (only 2), Yes

7) I can haz grammer? - Even has semicolons



Now, after completing the form, I'm not sure if my 450 is up to scratch, but it does at least exist. So if Dustin / anyone else is willing to swap with me, please drop me a PM.
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:38 pm

Ishmael wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:
1) Does it keep your interest? - My attention span is good for 2 pages

2) Is the plot easy to spot? - I think so

3) Is the protagonist likeable, or at least interesting? - Could be a bit dull

4) Is there conflict? - So far, only with the digestion

5) Is there a clearly recognizable speculative element? -Oh yes!

6) Setting? 5 senses? Character name? Yes, No (only 2), Yes

7) I can haz grammer? - Even has semicolons



Now, after completing the form, I'm not sure if my 450 is up to scratch, but it does at least exist. So if Dustin / anyone else is willing to swap with me, please drop me a PM.

wotf019
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Postby geoedwar » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:45 pm

I have 450 words I'm willing to exchange with anyone who is interested. PM me please.
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:35 am

It's definitely that time again, isn't it?

I also have a 450 up for swaps, I believe. :)
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Postby bobsandiego » Mon May 13, 2013 2:50 pm

Anyone interested in swapping a 450 set?
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Ishmael » Thu May 16, 2013 2:46 am

Bob, if you're still looking for a crit please PM me. I haven't written anything but revisions in a week or so and I definitely need a change of perspective. If you feel so inclined, I could swap you the 600 that I couldn't send to NPR last week.
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby austinDm » Thu May 16, 2013 9:25 am

I have an opening I'd like to get some perspective on as well, so if Bob or anyone else is still looking for 450 swaps, I'm up for it.

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Postby bobsandiego » Tue May 21, 2013 2:02 pm

To everyone I swapped with. Thank you so much for your feedback and opinions. It has proven to be valuable.
I think I haven't back all the feedback I promises, but if someone was waiting on one, then I lost track in my email. Just ping me if that has happened.

Again, thank you all
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby josephk » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:46 pm

I have a 450 that I'd like to swap with anyone interested. Send PM. Thanks!
Q4/31: Submitted 9/30 e-sub. HM 12/9/14 by email.
Q3/30: Submitted 6/30 e-sub. rejected...meh, sometime.
Q4/29: Submitted 9/28 e-sub. Rejected 12/11/12 email.
Q3/29: Submitted 6/30 e-sub. withdrawn 7/10.
Q2/29: Submitted 1/16 e-sub. Rejected 7/9 email.

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby DavidK » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:29 am

Looking at a new story for this Q, so I have 450 words if anyone has the time to review it and pass judgement.

Thanks in advance, more than happy to swap upwards to 1K also.

David
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:45 am

I'm also switching my stories for the quarter. I'll send you both an e-mail, David and Joseph. :)
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby gwasch » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:28 pm

This sounds like it would be really informative, but I don't know where to start...

If anyone's willing to swap with me, go ahead and PM. :)

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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:08 am

So I'm rewriting my story. Big surprise.

I'd love to get an opinion or two on my 450 to see if my new idea/direction is working.

If anyone has the time and gumption, please post here or PM.

Thank ya. wotf029
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Imagination Vortex » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:39 pm

I know this is extremely early (only 2 days into the new quarter!), so I completely understand if no one is willing to take me up on this. But I just have this idea I've been working on for quite some time now, and I really want to try and turn it into my Q1 story. I just need to know if I'm going in the right direction. I thought I better get on this as soon as possible because it's probably going to take the whole quarter to get it right. So if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it!
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:00 am

Yes!
I have my non-entered, reimagined Q4 that's unseen by eyes other than mine. I too would love to get eyes on the first 2 pages. (I didn't want to ask twice in a row.)
Do you still have my e-mail address?
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby Imagination Vortex » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:33 pm

I sent you a PM!
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby KbRy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:46 am

I'd love to do a 450 swap if anyone is interested. PM me please!
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby KbRy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:04 am

Got a couple of responses. Thanks! If anyone else would like to exchange I'm still game. wotf008
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Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Postby scifime » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:01 pm

Howdy!

Looking to exchange the first 450 with anyone willing to read my 446-word senseless rant!

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