Need a ms critiqued?
As part of the Worldbuilders charity drive this year, I’m offering up a critique of a ms (short story or novel), up to 10,000 words.
Here’s the description from the eBay auction:
Bradley P. Beaulieu is pleased to offer one story or chapter critique of up to 10,000 words. Brad will draft a formal review that will cover such things as how well the story opens, complicates, and closes, how well the characterization works, dialogue, tone, pacing, tension, and a host of other issues. Essentially, he’ll provide a formal review on the positives and negatives found in the story.
Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of The Lays of Anuskaya, which begins with The Winds of Khalakovo, continues in The Straits of Galahesh, and concludes with The Flames of Shadam Khoreh. Brad’s new epic fantasy series, The Song of the Shattered Sands has been sold to DAW Books in the US and Gollancz in the UK and will release in late 2014 or early 2015. In addition to being an L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award winner, Brad’s stories have appeared in various other publications, including Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Writers of the Future 20, and several anthologies from DAW Books. His story, “In the Eyes of the Empress’s Cat,” was voted a Notable Story of 2006 in the Million Writers Award.
Mailing details and contact with Bradley will be set up following the auction.
I’ve been an active critiquer for well over ten years now, and not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty good at it at this point. I give some insight into what’s working well, but I try to dig deep into the things that aren’t working. And hopefully that will make you aware of some of the weak points in your writing that you can work on not just with the ms I read, but other mss as well.
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