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Shilma
12-19-2010, 04:21 PM
so um, basically last year I finished an english novel during nanowrimo, my attempt to edit it ended in despair because I think the whole novel is unreadable from other reader's perspective no matter how much I like the basic plot and premise.

I wonder if someone want to become my beta reader and judge whether this novel is readable in some degree? You are free to stop reading it if you feel the 1st page sucked or my grammar not comprehensible, or feel the novel is complete thrash.

wrombola
12-19-2010, 05:36 PM
Post it in Share your work. You will get honest opinions.

Shilma
12-19-2010, 05:39 PM
too bad I'm still far from 50 posts, but I will post there when I have enough post already. Thanks!

Wayne K
12-19-2010, 06:06 PM
Come over to Office party, you can whack out 25 posts in a few hours

Ol' Fashioned Girl
12-19-2010, 06:20 PM
It's my understanding 'Share Your Work' is for pieces that are reader-ready - not unedited first drafts. Am I wrong?

firedrake
12-19-2010, 06:34 PM
It's my understanding 'Share Your Work' is for pieces that are reader-ready - not unedited first drafts. Am I wrong?

You're right.
Likewise, if you're looking for a Beta reader it's disrespectful to be touting a rough draft. The story should be as good as you can get it before you put out it 'out there', anything less is a waste of everybody's time.

Shilma
12-19-2010, 06:37 PM
ah I see, I guess I will just edit it first before I posted there then, thanks for the information

marewrath
12-23-2010, 04:39 AM
i would be willing to work with you, if you are willing to review my work too. feel free to email me at rsr6680@rit.edu