Emanuel Church has a donate button on their website, if you'd like to help.

See also the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

 

 

 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Beta needed for Women's Fiction (will swap! I read most genres)

  1. #1
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Posts
    72

    Beta needed for Women's Fiction (will swap! I read most genres)

    I'm seeking beta readers for my women's fiction, complete at 110K words. I'm not looking for line-by-line critique, but feedback on the big picture: plot, characterization, pacing, structure, style/voice and so on.

    The summary of the book: When a smartass modern American woman is thrust into a world much like the late 14th-century Europe, she and a noble maiden are joined on a journey to seek freedom in an oppressive society and gender-biased culture.

    As for a swap, I'll read anything in the following genres: SF/F, Historical fiction, Women's fiction, contemporary fiction, historical or fantasy romance, YA (anything except paranormal). If yours is less than 90K words, I can also do line-by-line critique for you. Please note, I will NOT read first draft.

    We can swap the first 30-50 pages to see if we're a good fit. If we decide we are, I expect you to finish what you're committed to and I'll do the same for you. PM me or reply to this message if you're interested!

    Thank you for reading.

  2. #2
    practical experience, FTW
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    104
    I might be interested! I'm working on my first contemporary romance. It won't be ready for critiquing until some time in the new year, however, so the swap would be an IOU if that's okay. I don't think I'd request a line-by-line critique (but wouldn't be offended by specific comments if offered). I'm happy to share part of my first draft so you can see my style.
    www.zoeyork.com @zoeyorkwrites on twitter

    1st Novel (The Year of Kate): On hold at 18,000/65,000 words while I work on ...
    Untitled Christmas Novella: 12,000/25,000 words

  3. #3
    practical experience, FTW Raula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    212
    Hiya, I would be interested in reading yours. It sounds interesting and I am certainly someone who is better at commenting on overview rather than line-by-line. I also have strengths in characterisation/plot.

    In swap, I have a historical fantasy at around 95k. It's a reinterpretation of King Lear and I am looking for a similar overview of themes and critique. It's not in first draft but it's not in final draft either. My last beta has flagged up some issues with sword-fighting/battle scenes that I'm currently working on.

  4. #4
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Posts
    72
    PM'd you both.

  5. #5
    practical experience, FTW aikigypsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In the Woods
    Posts
    274
    I'm a little late jumping on here, but if you're still looking for another reader, I would be up for it.

    In exchange, I'm embarking on a major re-write of a Regency romance, and I'm looking for someone to crit my synopsis in the next couple of weeks, as I tweak some plot elements for the re-write, and then to look at the completed manuscript (probably 80-90k) in the spring (April, give or take a month or so).

  6. #6
    J'decline l'honneur d'Ítre un angel K. Trian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Finlandia
    Posts
    196
    Hi! If you are still looking to swap, here's a sci-fi novel on offer! It's quite edited so definitely not a first draft... or second... or tenth. Though we're still removing some redundant bits of description etc, so it'd also be nice to get feedback on details such as things that seem unnecessary or that slow down the pace. No line-by-line critique required.

    The story could be described as space opera with influences from women's fiction in the sense that especially the first book (the only one we've properly finished) focuses quite heavily on three female characters. The story centers around a rookie space ranger, Lise Armfelt, and her adventures in Solus, Earth's space colony. It's NC-17, there's violence and profanity and a bit of adult content.
    I and my husband have written it together.

    It's ready right now, so if you're still interested and looking for beta readers for your own work, we'd be glad to help!
    The female half of a writing outfit known as T. K. Trian. We write alone together. Currently working on Solus - The Darkness of Space: a sci-fi adventure.

    Our tactical center on the interwebz can be found and followed here: http://tktrian.wordpress.com/

    Sci-fi -- fantasy -- horror

  7. #7
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Posts
    72
    PM'd you.

    Quote Originally Posted by K. Trian View Post
    Hi! If you are still looking to swap, here's a sci-fi novel on offer! It's quite edited so definitely not a first draft... or second... or tenth. Though we're still removing some redundant bits of description etc, so it'd also be nice to get feedback on details such as things that seem unnecessary or that slow down the pace. No line-by-line critique required.

    The story could be described as space opera with influences from women's fiction in the sense that especially the first book (the only one we've properly finished) focuses quite heavily on three female characters. The story centers around a rookie space ranger, Lise Armfelt, and her adventures in Solus, Earth's space colony. It's NC-17, there's violence and profanity and a bit of adult content.
    I and my husband have written it together.

    It's ready right now, so if you're still interested and looking for beta readers for your own work, we'd be glad to help!

  8. #8
    Fionn: 0/Year: 24 FionnJameson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hangzhou
    Posts
    184
    Ah, I wish I'd gotten here sooner as I'm such a fan of time-travel books. I'm currently working on polishing my UF, about a pyrokinetic morally ambiguous demon hunter who might or might not be in love/lust with the demon who owns her soul. If that sounds like it might be up your alley, please let me know!
    Coming soon!
    I design book covers! I blog, too!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search