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Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Looking for Pre-Readers? Post here.

Like VydorScope I'd appreciate willing pre-readers (or (p)readers if you like) for my second novel.

The book is a little over 140,000 words and I would class it as general fiction with a subclass of drama.

What I'm looking for is comments on character integrity, development and believability, story integrity and believability, whether I have tied up all loose ends, whether there are any bits that don't help the plot and don't provide colour and so on.

I am not looking for copy editing, that is misspellings, incorrect grammar, etc although if you find anything of that nature - you will - and want to comment of course I'm grateful.

First ten or so to pm me get the back cover blurb, and if you feel comfortable with it, you get the book. Tell me whether you want it in paper, epub or mobi, or, of course, pdf, and anyone who takes a mobi copy, please give me an idea how well formatted it is. Regarding pdf, I think I have A4 and 6"x9"

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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I wonder if this kind of thread is better in the promotions or general section where the audience is much larger?
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Don't know if it would fit in either of those, but other writers tend to be better at telling you what's wrong with early drafts.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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I asked the mods, and got the answer from HarryT that here is probably the place. I was wondering, too, but it doesn't seem quite right in either Deals, Freebies and Resources or Author self-promotions.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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You already gave me a book to pre-read for you, so I'll get through that one first I think.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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I wonder if this kind of thread is better in the promotions or general section where the audience is much larger?
I would like to see a new forum for this
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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You already gave me a book to pre-read for you, so I'll get through that one first I think.
That's the one! It's early days yet, and I haven't started marketing properly, so I still have time for changes.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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I was actually thinking the same thing, Morriss, but these kinds of posts are still relatively few and far between, and maybe the mods are waiting until there's a bit more demand. Be awful if they formed one and got five threads a year!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:30 AM   #9
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I was actually thinking the same thing, Morriss, but these kinds of posts are still relatively few and far between, and maybe the mods are waiting until there's a bit more demand. Be awful if they formed one and got five threads a year!
Why not create a dedicated 'pre-readers wanted' thread where authors can post about books in need of feedback? Interested parties could subscribe to the thread to be notified of new opportunities, and the Writers Forum wouldn't get cluttered with a plethora of "Hey, I need pre-readers, too" threads.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:08 AM   #10
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That's exactly what this thread is - or has become.


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Old 11-14-2012, 06:38 AM   #11
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Then you should change the subject to:
Looking for Pre-Readers? Post here.
So that it is clear.
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Then you should change the subject to:
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So that it is clear.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
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Then you should change the subject to:
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So that it is clear.

Then you should PM the OP and ask him. If he has no objection, then I would be happy to do this.


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Old 11-14-2012, 09:56 AM   #14
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No objections, Doc! At least I get my 15 minutes of fame as the OP!
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No objections, Doc! At least I get my 15 minutes of fame as the OP!
You will always be the OP of this thread, and your fame will spread far and wide!

I'll change it now.



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