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Date Posted: 4/11/2007 8:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/12/2007 12:00 PM ET
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I don't have anything finished, but I would love to have a group to read my book before I submit it. We could probably e-mail chapters to each other, too.
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Date Posted: 4/13/2007 2:20 PM ET
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Is this the novel that you mentioned is too much like a story that was just published?
Date Posted: 4/13/2007 5:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/14/2007 11:21 AM ET
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Well, at least you caught it before you sent it out.
Date Posted: 4/14/2007 1:30 PM ET
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Thats true. There is a silver lining YAY!
Date Posted: 4/19/2007 12:36 AM ET
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I was thinking the same thing, But I was thinking maybe we could also do things like helping each other when you are stuck on a plot snag, or with character development, basically a sounding board to bounce ideas off of, in addition to the critique circle.

Tell me what you think.

Date Posted: 4/19/2007 1:30 AM ET
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Im in a writing class for fiction. Here's what I came to realize. You can't please everyone, and everyone has their own perspective. Some might love your settings, while other think it's a bit too much.. Some might like your characters, and then tell you they aren't true to character. This is a problem that happens when short story people critique the novel lengths. If they could see the whole thing, they might understand better, and see some other information clarifying why these characters aren't stereotypical ones, but more complex with secrets.  In a short story, it's different. i wrote some short stories with simpy a prompt. such as the word> Frustration. We can all relate to that word, or we've seen someone else that has. Try that and see how it works for you. I can see that you're dedicated to your work. My characters reside in my mind, I think of them while driving or doing almost anything.  It would be difficult to send whole stories to anyone.  I have some of mine put up on yahoo 360. and like you I still edit it about 100 times thinking it needs something.  Im also frivious about goofing off with short stories...just for fun.

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Date Posted: 4/21/2007 7:58 AM ET
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I've been doing some writing and definitely need some critiques. So please count me in if you would. I've been doing everything from short stories, to novellas to novels but I hop from one book to another as I get ideas for each and so few are finished. Still, sending chapters sounds like a good idea. Then I would know if it's worth the effort to finish.
Date Posted: 4/21/2007 8:55 PM ET
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Where do we send them?
Date Posted: 4/22/2007 5:02 AM ET
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Thats a good question. I'll be watching this post but if anyone wants to email me personally, I can be reached at Lady_Werewolf_By_Night@yahoo.com . If you do write me, please mention PBSwap in the topic so I know who and what the email is about. Thanks.
Date Posted: 4/22/2007 10:41 AM ET
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Count me in, I've critiqued published authors (before they would send their final out), I've critiqued local, national, regional contests as a judge.  And yes I do write, but just moved so I'm still trying to find everything, in the middle of looking I had to stop and go to the hospitol and have a total knee replacement, which I'm recovering from now.  I also know another friend that is trying to get on the Swap.  As soon as she does maybe she will be able and want to do this also.  She's great at catching things.  I'm better at grammer that charaterization, but opinion are just that someone else's opinion and not written in concrete that makes it right. 

MY MOTTO AND RULE

 Never change your manuscript if you don't agree totally with the critiquer. 

Shelia S.

Date Posted: 4/22/2007 10:41 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/27/2007 10:18 PM ET
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I recently got noitified that one of my short stories got accepted into an anthology. I go to a publishing celebration next month.

I normlly write long stories though.

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Date Posted: 5/2/2007 1:55 PM ET
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I'm intersted, let me know.
Date Posted: 5/2/2007 10:30 PM ET
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dreamin1_fiveo@hotmail.com
Date Posted: 5/3/2007 12:57 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/4/2007 1:54 AM ET
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I'm still very intrested, but I will be gone for a few days, so if I don't answer don't think I am not intrested any longer!!
Date Posted: 5/10/2007 7:13 AM ET
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I'm interested although I lost all of my work when my computer died. I'm in the process of trying to get it all back, but would be happy to join if there's still room.
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Date Posted: 5/15/2007 8:34 PM ET
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If you like, you can send me what you would like reviewed. I would look it over and give you some feedback on it. send me a message here and we'll talk more through another method. Im not comfortable with exchanging it on a site.

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