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Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:15 am
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BluesClues says...



Hey, guys.

So I found this novel-opening contest where you submit the first 1000 words of your novel (which can be at any stage of completion). I revised the first 1000 words of The Chosen Grandma, but now I need feedback.

I would like to buy your reviews. Since this is for a contest, I want more, stronger, and quicker feedback than I'm normally out for. Here's the dealio:

1. In addition to whatever points you receive from YWS for writing the review, I will give you 100 points.

Alternatively:

2. If you have enough points already or have something sitting around waiting for some feedback, I will give you one review instead. For this purpose, I will review any genre, including poetry.

Here is the link to my contest entry as it now stands. I have included an author's note at the beginning asking some questions that pose specific concerns, but I'll take whatever constructive criticism you have to offer.

If interested, please state your intent below and let me know how you'd like to be repaid. If you want a review in return, please link me to the work you want reviewed. I'll make payment upon receiving your review.

Thanks muchos to anyone who helps me out!
  





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Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:15 am
Tuckster says...



Hey BlueAfrica,
I have an alternative proposition. The average length of one of my reviews is about 400 words, so I would give you a 400-word-ish review, covering my main points. For a more detailed review, I would write about 600 words, going a bit more in-depth amd charge 150 points instead of 100, plus the normal YWS reward. And finally, I would charge 200 points to quote the entire story and mark in any critical suggestions in red and any suggestions/comments in blue. I'll try and get to it ASAP, but I have a lot of things going on now, so it might be a few days.
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:57 pm
BluesClues says...



I am perfectly happy with the regular review length of 400ish words. (I actually don't care for the "quote the entire story" type reviews.) So as long as you're happy with that, I'll send 100 points once I receive the review!
  





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Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:47 am
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Sassafras says...



I would love if you reviewed this. Willing to pay points ^^
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Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:49 am
BluesClues says...



Weeeeeeeell if you review my thing, I'll review yours and no points required! Deal?
  





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Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:49 am
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You got it, dude.
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:36 pm
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Splendid! I'll pop by when I get home and review that for you :)
  





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Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:31 pm
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I don't want points but if you write a review for the newest member of my crew, Sheyren then I'll gladly call it equal. I'll get to this in the next day or two - is there a hard deadline you need it by?
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:48 pm
Sassafras says...



@Rydia, I'm not sure if you're talking to me but I would be happy to.
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:56 pm
Rydia says...



You/ BlueAfrica/ both! I'm happy making multiple trades :D
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:51 pm
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@Rydia I have until the end of August to turn my entry in, so I'll say any time this month would be fine (so I have time to revise further). I'mma go read and review Sassafras' thing right now, but let me know if you'd like something yourself in return!
  





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Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:52 pm
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Anything by Sheyren is good :) And I'll review it in the next few days!
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