Quick Critters Beta Read Group
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.
Have a finished manuscript of at least 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
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 you choices
here or send message me.
I will assign a critter to
each book based on you 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.
Message the author, and me,
letting us how you are progressing or if you are having difficulty finishing on
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
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.
If you are interested in the group, please go to
and request to connect so I can send you messages.I can't figure out how to send a connection request to you.