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#1 AQCrew

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

Rules are simple...

250 words for feedback. It can be general feedback or grammatical editing critique or feedback regarding authenticity of a procedure or place or simply feedback for a promotional blurb for your book.

Please title the thread with TITLE of BOOK -- if applicable -- and (book's genre) and then state why you're posting it and what kind of feedback you're seeking...

If you ask for feedback, be prepared to offer it in return.

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#2 Yuan Francois

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:42 PM

Seems like a good idea.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:13 PM

Thank you for doing this!!

 



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:59 AM

I'm really excited about this!

If we post the first 250 words and then later decide to post another 250 words on some other part of the book (like a procedure as was mentioned), should we delete the first thread? Post it under something new? Or post it as a new comment in the same thread (much like the query crits)?

Thanks for setting this up!


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

<3 I love this new addition. I am definitely going to use it for my blurbs!


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:19 PM

Yay! We have this forum! :D


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:56 PM

Question - 

 

If I get really good at helping people with hooks, could I go by name, "Dr. Hook?"  :smile:

 

I just want a little intensive. 


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

<3 I love this new addition. I am definitely going to use it for my blurbs!

 

I was thinking this too.  :happy:


Question - 

 

If I get really good at helping people with hooks, could I go by name, "Dr. Hook?"  :smile:

 

I just want a little intensive. 

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:58 AM

I'm really excited about this!

If we post the first 250 words and then later decide to post another 250 words on some other part of the book (like a procedure as was mentioned), should we delete the first thread? Post it under something new? Or post it as a new comment in the same thread (much like the query crits)?

 

 

If it's a total new 250, then start a new thread and maybe add some type of qualifier to the title line to call it out as being different than any of your other threads, even if it's from the same book... like MY LIFE AS A DOG - (MEMOIR) - Submission to Agents  vs. MY LIFE AS A DOG (MEMOIR) - Traveling via airplane?

 

This is a BETA thread, so anything goes for now... we're not really sure how it will shape up or what's best.  

 

Members can help decide this....



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:28 AM

THANK YOU FOR THIS ADDITION!!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

I like this idea. I feel that is my chance to really contribute. I'll do my best to read every submission posted and help out where I can. 250-500 words right up my alley. (I used to read things like this ... but they were thousands of words long and I would spend a whole day going over everything)

 

Not trying to step on toes or anything but I'm wondering if the limit can be pushed to 500 words (but no more than 500)



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:41 PM

That would be cool if we could do 500.  Some agents might request more than 250, and if you need help on a scene, 250 might not be enough to cover it.  There's a scene I thought about submitting, but I don't think I could get enough of what's going on in 250 words.


Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else (make something new), may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 06:07 PM

I think the one of the reasons we're keeping it so short is that AQC isn't really a forum for in-depth critique. We have the wanted ads to find crit partners and beta readers. And 250 words is about the right length for stuff like book descriptions (for self-pubbers) and first page contests. Once you get past that amount, it also takes more time and effort from the people critiquing you to give you good feedback and still have the energy to comment on a few other posts. 250 words is a nice size chunk, and the things people say about your writing in those 250 words can often be applied to your writing on a larger scale.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:54 PM

Question - 

 

If I get really good at helping people with hooks, could I go by name, "Dr. Hook?"  :smile:

 

I just want a little intensive. 

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:41 PM

I accidentally posted on here and I can't figure out how to erase this altogether so I can only edit it. Anyway, thanks for the information. 



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:48 AM

Should we double space our paragraphs or anything like that, as it would be formatted if we were sending it to a publisher for example?

 

I posted my version as it would be displayed if printed, with single line spacing, a specific font, and indents for new paragraphs, and I'm not sure if that's okay or not.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:15 AM

Question - 
 
If I get really good at helping people with hooks, could I go by name, "Dr. Hook?"  :smile:
 
I just want a little intensive incentive.


Please don't take it personally, I couldn't help myself! :biggrin:

So it's ANY 250 words, yes? What if there are constructed languages involved?

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

I don't know, but thanks for the line edit.

 

Funny how auto-correct isn't.


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