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belle
12-06-2010, 12:53 AM
Hi, the first chap can be found here> http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197580

I need general critique, but I'm also concerned as to whether this is really YA Romance because of the writing style. My style at times can be classified as literary; do I need to 'dumb it down' for a YA audience or what? And what scenes you think can be discarded, how is the plot, pacing, etc. Whatever you can help with, really.

I can send you the first few chapters if you like. It would really help me out. PM me if interested.

Thank you!

lm728
12-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Hi, the first chap can be found here> http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197580

I need general critique, but I'm also concerned as to whether this is really YA Romance because of the writing style. My style at times can be classified as literary; do I need to 'dumb it down' for a YA audience or what? And what scenes you think can be discarded, how is the plot, pacing, etc. Whatever you can help with, really.

I can send you the first few chapters if you like. It would really help me out. PM me if interested.

Thank you!

I'm re-writing last edits of my own MS so I can't beta, but I'm just popping in.

Query as YA Contemp/YA Historical/YA UF to simplify things. Agents can categorize it as they wish from then on.

thothguard51
12-06-2010, 04:24 AM
You might want to correct the title of this thread to...Beta READER wanted.

belle
12-06-2010, 05:50 AM
Oh crap, thanks. And imagine I'm supposed to be a writer.