Do you write middle grade historical fiction?

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I am new to Absolute Write, trying to learn the ropes, and wanting to connect with other writers of middle grade historical fiction. Do you fit the description, and do you need a beta reader or critique partner?

I have three self-published picture books and am finishing up my first novel. I'd like to follow similar writers but am not sure how to do that on this site. Help!!!
 

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We do have an area in Share Your Work where members can ask for beta readers or crit partners, but -- as per Absolute Write's few rules, you can only ask in that specific area, and you must have got to 50 posts before you can ask.
 

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Hey Rosie,

Not middle grade, but historical fiction - yes.

Why don't you come and visit us at Historical Writing forums for discussing various topics? We are a friendly bunch and we love new people. I'm not sure if we have any middle grade writers right now, but from what I've seen in other threads, you are passionate about history, and that's what counts.

And if you want to take a look at what others write, and maybe ask for feedback yourself, please come to the Historical Writing SYW (=Show Your Work) subforum. You can post your writing there after you make your 50 substantial posts, and you can read and critique the writing of others at any time.

See you around!

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Gosh, yes, the folks in the Historical section are the most amazing, welcoming, knowledgeable people on the planet. I lurk there all the time, and I don't even write in that genre. It's just such a lovely space, and I learn so much.
 

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YA historical fiction here! Greetings from Bucharest, Romania, and welcome!

As for times and places, I had my editorial debut with a Viking-era novel, The wanderers of the seas.

I wrote a tetralogy, family saga, Lives in turmoil, covering the years 1794-1849, starting with the uprisings in the Italian Republics for liberty - equality -fraternity - democratic republic, followed by the Napoleonian campaigns, then my characters, disappointed, decide to emigrate to the USA, and from the second volume, my novels are Western.

I wrote a novel happening around 1790-1815, in the Ottoman Empire, Venice and in Africa, titled The charm of the sea, and several historical fiction short story volumes.
 

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I am new to Absolute Write, trying to learn the ropes, and wanting to connect with other writers of middle grade historical fiction. Do you fit the description, and do you need a beta reader or critique partner?

I have three self-published picture books and am finishing up my first novel. I'd like to follow similar writers but am not sure how to do that on this site. Help!!!
I would happy to connect with you and swap chapters. My most recent book was an upper middle grade historic fantasy, set in Ireland in 1508. That book is finished, but I am also seeking a long-term critique partner, so please feel free to message me privately.
 

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Yup, I do!
I'm in the revision/alpha reader process of my novel.
Middle Grade historical fiction/sci-fi (time travel)
 

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Hey @wannawriteJr it's pretty much a right of passage to pop onto the boards and ressurrect a bunch of dead threads, but it's in the Newbie FAQs that this is frowned on. Except for a handful of threads (like Bewares), if the original post or last comment is more than a few months ago, it's safe to assume that the OP has moved on and maybe not revive the thread.

If you go to "New Posts" under "Forums", the active threads float to the top.