Quote Originally Posted by Gunpowder Nash View Post
I understand what you mean. Giving a story to someone, and only getting back hints on word usage or how your adjectives lack conviction can be daunting. Most responses are "I really liked your story, but here's there are seventy-five mistakes I highlighted for you".
I want to know more about the bones of the story, what is believable, what emotions do certain parts bring out, and would you like to read more about the characters and settings.
To me, the book is the story. Getting advice and an honest opinion on it, is much harder than fixing the formatting, spelling, and punctuation mistakes. That comes later.