Thursday, December 17, 2009

HELP! Want to Be My Critique Group?!

So I'm working on a new story at the moment but I have a finished one as well that I'd really like to get some feedback on. I don't know where to go from here with it so I'd love if one or more people could take the time to read it and give me their thoughts...should the point of view change, scenes taken out or added in, etc? I'd just love to know where to go from here so I don't feel like it's a complete waste of a story because I do like the overall idea and want to make it more complete.

I did win Harmony's PAYA auction for a 25 page manuscript critique which is great so I will be getting that, but who knows what that will say and it's still only the very beginning...I want the whole thing read over. So anyway, I'll love you for life if you want to help out and I can try and read your work too if you have something sitting around. I can't promise I can help much, but I need a critique group and you all are the only ones I know of that love the types of books that I love and write.

So anyway, get in touch. Leave a comment here and I can email you or you can email me here: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

18 comments:

Emma Michaels said...

I would be up for reading it but I will warn you I am not much for editing, just an avid reader who would be open to telling you my opinion. I actually just went through the editing process on my first novel so my mind is already in the right frame of mind. If you want me to read it, I am here.

Sincerely,
Emma

Susan said...

I do some manuscript review - I'm not a professional, but I do have strong opinions :) You would have to print it out and send it to me snail mail, though - that's the only way I review/edit. Would love to help out if I can! Email me at blogginboutbooksATgmailDOTCOM

justaiv said...
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justaiv said...

I would gladly help out and give you some feedback. I have a lot of time off so it wont be a problem for me.
You could email me at justaiv09(at)gmail(dot)com

Aye.Me? said...

I'd love to help! I'm not a writer but I do a bit of editing for a friend.

Email me= amy_is_not_@hotmail.com

~Aye.Me?

Anonymous said...

I would love to help you, I love to read and I have a creative imagination, no professional experience though (: my e-mail is navarro.monica5@gmail.com

Star Shadow said...

Hi Lauren, I am more then willing to assist as well, I have been looking over resumes, etc for review for many years.. I also dabble in a bit of writing myself, so definately up for reading what youve done and giving tips/truthful editing :-) Feel free to contact me anytime you need assistance.

twolilstarz@gmail.com

Milka said...

If you still need help I would be glad to read your story. My Christmas holiday just begins today so I will have time. :)
You can send it to my e-mail: milkavainamo[at]lyseo[dot]edu[dot]ouka[dot]fi

Lindsay's Photographys said...

If you need anymore help, I would be glad to help you.

-Lindsay

lindsay15photo@gmail.com

Catt said...

I'd love to help you with your story! If your every in a hole of despair, feel free to email me at dreaming.of.books@gmail.com

Book Lady said...

I'm not a professional or anything but if you still need help I'd gladly read it!

must.read.faster@gmail.com

Anya said...

I would love to help too and tell you my opinions if youd like;)
Can you just tell me what its about?

Anja_Kapllani@web.de

BrittLit said...

I would love to help. If you still need someone to help you edit.

my e-mail is teensatthelibrary[at]yahoo[dot]com

Alyssa said...

I'd be happy to help too. I'm not a professional editor (though I aspire to be) but I have done a content edit on a manuscript before, which is what it sounds like you want to this point.

Of course, if you've got enough people it's a moot point. :)

shadyglade(AT)mail(DOT)com

nicoliolipoli said...

Hey! I would love to help you edit your manuscript. I read fast, and most of the time I can catch mistakes (which I'm sure their won't be a lot of). I know there's a lot of requests already, but if you need more people, contact me(:

cookiedevil94(at)hotmail.com

Holly said...

I'd be happy to help out, just one question what type of story is it? I know I'd be able to help with a Young Adult book dealing with the usual issues but if it is fantasy or involves wherewolve or the like I haven't much experience and don't really like reading these type of stories.

let me know, holly.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Wow, thank you so so so much for all the offers I've gotten. I have like 12 people that I sent this too now and one girl already read it (so super fast) and gave me initial feedback. I didn't write you all and it's not b/c I don't appreciate the offer, but I don't want too many people to have to look over it and I know 12 is even insane but I really want to make this the best I can make it and getting to see what readers want or would like is amazing and I love that you all offered to help. I honestly though only one or so would want to do this so it means a TONNN!!!

-Lauren

harmonybookreviews said...

Hey!

I see that you have a ton of people reading your story now but if you ever just want a writing buddy, let me know. I LOVE to talk writing and I'm always happy to look things over. :)

Harmony