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Winch
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My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Hello all.  Well, I'm a chapter away from being finished with the first draft of my novel, Those Last Days.  It's going to be approximately 75,000 words (that's about the size of the first Harry Potter, for a reference).  It's a religious sci-fi/fantasy set in a semi-futuristic world, focusing more on nature and inner peace than on the technology, chaos, and corruption going on around the protagonist.  Of everything I've read, it actually reminds me the most of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.  

That said, I'm a firm believer that the more eyes that see a manuscript before the publisher/agent, the better.  So if you would like to help me out by reading it and commenting/critiquing, I would appreciate it.  Feel free to help in whatever way you're best at.  If you focus more on the big picture and plot of a story, comment on that.  If your interest is in the believability of the characters and dialogue, let me hear it.  If you're a grammar-nazi, that's great too.  Just shoot me an email address to send it to, or if you're afraid of broadcasting that, we can work something else out.  Thanks in advance!

Oh, and I'm not really worried about sending it out and getting it ripped off.  I did the whole "mail it to myself with the date on it-copyright trick."  Plus, I know none of you would ever think of doing something like that. :smileyhappy:

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LocoDuc
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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

I would love to help you out. PM me to set up transfer. I also have a few sites in my favorites for self-publishing if you would like those too. You Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is something you could look into too, but it needed to be in by Midnight. 

Manuscript submissions are now being accepted through February 7, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), or when 5,000 entries have been received in each category, whichever is earlier. At amazon.com/b?node=332264011

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Winch
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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Great!  Thanks a lot, LocoDuc.  I'll get back to you in a month or so when its ready to be sent out.

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Sure!  I'll let you know what I think.

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Winch
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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Thanks csherwin.  Like I told locoduc, I'll message you when I get the rough draft finished in a month or so!

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Yeah I'd love to tell you what I think about what you wrote. For what you wrote about it, it sounds amazing already. :smileytongue:


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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

I'd love to read it maybe you'd copuld do the same for me when I finish mine in the far future

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

I am as well interested. I will pm you my e-mail.

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Thanks i would be hounerd to read your manuscript

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Glad to see your getting so many responses. Might get the manuscript out pretty fast at this rate.

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Thanks, everyone, for the offers!   I will definitely use all of you, eventually.  I'm constantly reworking what I have, so it's good to have fresh eyes for fresh work.  I'll PM you when I feel my writing is ready.

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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

Ooh! I really want to read it! I'll send you my email. . 

 

-DRS

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squid_ink
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Re: My finished manuscript - who want's a crack at it?

nvm... i don't know how to send it to you. . .here's my email, i don't use it much.

 

funkiefresh@ymail.com

 

-DRS