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IcyBreeze


Oct 11, 2010, 5:09 AM

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Firstly, howdy, I am new here and glad to have finally found a website that looks decent.

Secondly (yes you can poke fun at my blunderings), which forum would be the best for posting and receiving critique? I have some short stories (as in, REALLY short - 5 to 6 pages each) that I wish to share. I am writing a new one every other night to work on my technique before I brave anything close to a novel.

One more question, once I am directed to the right forums, would it be better for me to link a blog that I hosting the stories on or would readers prefer I copy the story into a thread on this side?

Thanks for your time,

Cheers.


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Oct 11, 2010, 8:54 AM

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Zoetrope would be a good place to post for critique. I'm sure there are others, too, but we don't do that here.

Of course, once you develop some relationships (and anyone who sticks around for a while does that) you can start trading work and critiques offsite.


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maybemd


Oct 11, 2010, 3:56 PM

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Hi IcyBreeze and welcome to P&W!

Pongo means Zoetrope.com., which was originally set up by Francis Ford Coppola as a critique site for writers. It's very active, with over 200 short stories to critique during any given month. It's a bit of a free-for-all and the quality of the critiques is mixed but there are some very good writers who give excellent feedback.

The trick at Zoetrope, as it is here, is to spend some time on the site and get to know the regulars.

Zoetrope does not have the most user-friendly home page. To register (most serious writers do use our real names) click on "join now", under the picture of the virtual studio up in the upper right hand corner. Joining will allow you to open a private office, to which you can invite other members to discuss joint projects. You must critique five (or was it seven? I don't remember) short stories before you are allowed to post yours.

You can post and give feedback in return on not just short stories, but also poems, novellas, short screenplays, and flash fiction. Reviews are rated by the authors. You'll know you've built a reputation when you're invited to join another writer's office. That's where the real work gets done, with short craft classes, more intense critiquing, and occasional joint projects.

Do consider joining Zoetrope for critiquing, and continue to participate in our discussions at P&W.


efchouinard
Elizabeth Chouinard
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Oct 8, 2013, 11:36 AM

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Hey there,I am reading through your post and you have the same questions I have. What does one post? I have written on forums but only in the class situation.
Am I able to post a young readers book to have critiqued? Can I post the manuscript(only 936 words) or do I just post a query type letter. I do not know and to be honest, I feel a bit intimidated.


Elizabeth Chouinard


pongo
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Oct 8, 2013, 1:46 PM

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There's a house rule against posting your work for comment, so we don't do that.

However, you can make friends here, and they may be willing to trade work critiques.

And what does one post? Any comments one might have on any subject involving writing and publishing. Or going to graduate school to get an MFA. Or, occasionally, non-writing related good news.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


efchouinard
Elizabeth Chouinard
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Oct 8, 2013, 2:13 PM

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Thank you so much for the clarification I look forward to being part of the group.


Elizabeth Chouinard

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