View Full Version : First chapter line critique? YA Spec-Fic

11-06-2011, 09:57 AM
I'm doing some heavy re-writes on an edgy YA spec fic. I want to get a few line by line critiques on my first chapter.

It's just under 3,000 words.

I know I could post it in SYW, but I don't want to :D

So if anyone has time to read, or perhaps a first chapter swap, send me a PM.

I'd prefer if you haven't read any of the extracts over at the YA SYW. There are a lot of notable differences and I really want first impressions instead of comparisons.


11-06-2011, 11:31 AM
From what I've read, this work is phenomenal. I doubt you'll have any trouble finding a BETA.

11-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Yup. If this looks interesting to you, bite. I'm unfortunately disqualified already. :)

11-06-2011, 07:56 PM
I haven't read, md, but have been intrigued by some of the mentions I've seen you make of it.

I don't read much spec fic, so if you want someone who is intimately familiar with the genre, I'm not your lady, but I certainly can crit for pacing, writing, and all that fun jazz.

11-07-2011, 12:28 AM
you're not interested in swapping with MG contemp are you? i think i remember seeing somewhere else where you said no MG ...

but let me know if you are. i think we're revising for the same agent. :)