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Alexandra
12-14-2006, 06:51 AM
I am thinking of getting a critique of my narrative non-fiction manuscript from a specialist. Has anyone done so? Did it help? How much does it cost? Thanks.

Silver King
12-14-2006, 07:54 AM
All of your questions have been answered, Alexandra, before they were asked. Hundreds of posts have been made in each category you seek. I know this, because I used the search option for your questions, and was taken aback by the amount of information available.

Try these search options:

Critique of non-fiction

Cost of critique

Professional critique

Critique for hire

Cost of searching for these answers on my own



The search function is your friend.

Alexandra
12-14-2006, 05:19 PM
I am obviously new to this online community. I used to find AWWC through Google searches. I did search here on the topic of manuscript critique, but not far enough. Sorry if I offended you. Thank you for your suggestions. This is the first "timely" manuscript I have ever written, so I tend to speed.

Silver King
12-14-2006, 06:50 PM
Sorry if I offended you.
Sometimes my little jokes are taken too seriously. It's the cost of being a smart aleck, I guess.

Eventually, someone will come along and give pointed replies to your questions. In the meantime, try to refine your search, and I promise you'll find the answers to your questions have been posted many, many times.

Good luck!

Maryn
12-15-2006, 01:38 AM
Sometimes my little jokes are taken too seriously. It's the cost of being a smart aleck, I guess.OMG, you mean I have to pay the costs for a lifetime of smartalecktude? They're probably going to have to break my kneecaps.

Maryn, who can't earn it at the rate she can smart-aleck it

Birol
12-15-2006, 01:43 AM
Sometimes my little jokes are taken too seriously. It's the cost of being a smart aleck, I guess.

Hey! Come along and join us in Mac's little diabolical, write-in-a-new-style scheme. You'll pay all your penalties and then some by the time a week's done and gone.

Silver King
12-15-2006, 02:03 AM
I'm on my way over there now. It's the penance I deserve for teasing Alexandra.:)

Maryn
12-15-2006, 06:16 AM
You're a better man than I, Gunga Din.

(Easy, since I'm a woman and therefore not much of a man.)

Maryn, pretty sure she couldn't change as much as would be required

Silver King
12-15-2006, 06:58 AM
You're a better man than I, Gunga Din.
I promised Lori I'd pay a visit to that thread. And I did. That's as far as I got. Once I understood what was at stake, I realized my penance would be much better served here.

Maryn
12-15-2006, 07:10 AM
Go forth and sin no more.

Or go fourth and sin all you want. In the immortal words of our daughter, "What-ever!"

Maryn, glad she outgrew that

jdkiggins
12-15-2006, 08:58 AM
I promised Lori I'd pay a visit to that thread. And I did. That's as far as I got. Once I understood what was at stake, I realized my penance would be much better served here.
On the contrary, Silver. I think you'd be an excellent candidate to participate in this experiment. One of the elements of your writing regulations could be to express jokes in a way the reading public will understand them. It takes a conscious effort to select proper coherent wording. Naturally you’re quite talented at this, however it could be an exercise that would assist others in comprehending your humor. You would be a greatly appreciated addition to the group.