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Quick Critters beta readers
Romana Drew
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:39 AM

I am trying to start a critiquing group to get more people reading and reviewing more books. If you are interested, please check it out:

 

Quick Critters is designed to get manuscripts critiqued beta-reader fashion in under a month giving the author useful feedback with short turn-around times and meaningful edits. 

Authors must have:

  

A complete manuscript over 50,000 words.

 

Be able to critique an entire novel in a reasonable time.

 

Between 50,000 and 80,000 words =2 weeks

Between 80,000 and 100,000 words = 3 weeks

Over 100,000 words = 4 weeks.

 

To participate in the group:

 

Post the basic information about your book, title, genre, length, link, target audience (YA, MG, etc.), short hook, and any other pertinent information such as adult themes. Include how you want to be critiqued, spelling and grammar, plot holes, character development, etc. in a reply to this thread.

 

At the beginning of each round, I will post the list of all qualifying books and ask each person to make a list of the books they would most like to crit.

 

You can post your choices here or send message me.

 

I will assign a critter to each book based on your selections. That way you will be reviewing one person’s book while someone else reviews yours. Although swapping reads is nice, it doesn’t always lead to honest reviews.

 

Critters must:

 

Message the author and me, letting us how you are progressing, or if you are having difficulty finishing on time.

 

Post a long review when you have finished the book, at least 500 words.

 

Finish on time.

 

You will not be assigned a critter unless you are critiquing, and will not be assigned a new critter until you have completed your assigned critique.

 

Keep your critiques polite and constructive. Establishing a dialogue with the author is encouraged, but not required.

 

Notify me when the critique is complete.

 

I hope to start the first round on March 30, 2015. It takes quite a few active participants to make this work so if you are interested, please try to recruit a member or two.

 

II am concentrating on the science fiction and fantasy genres to start, but am open to all genres, YA an MG included.

  

Thank you!

  

Romana


 

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