|09-16-2010, 09:14 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eternal summer
Device: 350, iPad, PW
WD 2nd Draft
I noticed a new offering on the Writer's Digest page. $4/page for a 50 page critique.
I wonder if it would be worth it. You can't select less than 50 pages though, and it's a steep investment for what could very well be crap.
And WD doesn't have the best reputation (Cosmo for Writers)
Anyone ever experiment with the paid critiques?
I know there's plenty of free/low cost crit options. But, I just passed round 1 with two groups and the feedback was....see below.
I wonder how it compares to the 150/service.
|09-17-2010, 12:08 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Georgia, USA
I once paid a published-SF-writer-turned-editor about $100 to give me a quick review of The Kinshield Legacy. I wanted an idea of whether it needed more work or if it was ready to submit to publishers. He said it was publishable as is, but he'd still be happy to take another $350 to tell me what nips and tucks to make. I said no thanks. :P
There are some pretty good *free* critique groups where the writers will brutally rip your writing to shreds. I credit them with helping me to improve. To me, it seems the feedback you're getting is as good (if not better) than what you'd get from WD. I wouldn't trust Writer's Digest for that kind of feedback. But that's just me.