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Critiques by Ishmael

Postby Ishmael » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 am

May I remind forum members that I'm still happy to offer critiques and sometimes exchanges despite being pro'ed out of the contest. Obviously if I knew how to win I'd have won, but I managed a semi-finalist and a couple of silvers. I don't however tell people their stories are good if I don't think they are and I do point out faults if I find them. PM me or (if we've exchanged before and you have my address) email me.

NB don't expect me to know what quarter of what volume it is!
1 x SF, 2 x SHM, 11 x HM, WotF batting average .583
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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:18 pm

I could use another check over on mine between 6,000 and 6,600 words. And it is sort of, kind of, well its just plain speculative.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby Ishmael » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:56 am

Always happy to help, Louis. Punt it over.
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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:04 am

Just wanted to throw out a public "thank you" for the critique, Ishmael! wotf009
WotF Results:
  • R:4
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: SF, Q2 v36

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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:22 pm

Ishmael wrote:Always happy to help, Louis. Punt it over.

I haven't punted yet because someone took a look at my story and sent a bunch of suggestions. I wanted to fix those things first. Then I got involved with my soon-to-be released novel and now I need to spend quality time on my story this week. Depending on how many suggestions I use-probably most of them-I plan to be done by this weekend. Would I still be able to send it to you then?
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby Ishmael » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:31 am

Sure, Louis.

You're welcome, Michael.
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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby Ishmael » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:21 am

A reminder that I'm still here, though not very vocal these days. Perhaps I should add a word of warning, though, because the last person to whom I sent a crit never replied, so it is possible that I'm becoming a curmudgeon in my old age and insulting folks. Therefore, be warned, I was born in Yorkshire, where we tend to be a bit blunt. But I have done crits for people who went on to win the contest. Just sayin'.
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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby RSchibler » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am

Had a flash of panic that I'd never replied to you, but as far as I can see I did. If it was me, mea culpa! Folks, take him up on this offer! Blunt, yes, but very very helpful. Ishmael, I might send my Q3 to you if that's alright. I'm almost done with my grammar edit.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 am

I'd like to get a 450 crit from somebody on a new story I began yesterday. I've had several people crit the first part of my other story, which was very helpful even though Charles Finlay still rejected it.
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Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Postby kjoinville » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:44 am

Does anyone know if Ishmael is still doing critiques?


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