Critiques - general

A place to read and critique members' work. NB: some of the best critiquing goes on in "Groups". Either sign up to a group that suits you - or set one up yourself. (Click "Create New" in Groups.)
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Sticky Topic How to seek an effective critique
Started By The WordCloud
56 7174
Thanks for the advice! Appreciate it.View
Latest poster: Siddiev 3 months ago
Sticky Topic How to give effective feedback
Started By The WordCloud
103 8195
Richard, I have made suggestions of what you might do but I ...View
Latest poster: BellaM 10 months ago
Normal Topic Feedback request for first 3000 words of my sci-fi novel
Started By Nic
14 137
Hi Nic - when I was a young boy I was completely hooked on Sci-fi, even ...View
Latest poster: stephenterry 12 hours ago
Normal Topic Feedback request - Sci-Fi short story 1,070 words
Started By Iridium Dawn
8 39
A scene from Red Dwarf? Most enjoyable.View
Latest poster: stephenterry 13 hours ago
Normal Topic Football Action Scene - Boxing Day
Started By Paris Paul
2 66
Hi Paul As a non football lover I'm not sure I'm qualified to say ...View
Latest poster: Kate 2 days ago
Normal Topic A World Where No One Weeps Critiques Please!
Started By Aigerim
5 93
I think, to add to what everyone else has said, that you need to consider ...View
Latest poster: Squidge 7 days ago
Normal Topic Conversation passage - Boxing Day
Started By Paris Paul
5 64
Thanks all for the comments - as ever on this site plenty to think about ...View
Latest poster: Paris Paul 8 days ago
Normal Topic Feedback needed on first part of a YA (14+) novel. Thanks.
Started By Hilly
6 60
Thanks so much for this, Kate. Very insightful and helpful. I'll have a ...View
Latest poster: Hilly 9 days ago
Normal Topic Feedback Requested for First Chapter of a Novel.
Started By BrummyJ
9 132
While I understand where the other posters are coming from - particularly ...View
Latest poster: stephenterry 10 days ago
Normal Topic Blurb critique please
Started By Logan
48 166
This sounds more and more fascinating the more details I hear. However - ...View
Latest poster: SecretSpi 11 days ago
Normal Topic First 1951 words. Experimental sadness.
Started By Seek Guidance
3 85
Hello! I hope you are well. I enjoyed reading your piece. Overall ...View
Latest poster: Jaxx 14 days ago
Normal Topic Long Lumpy Passage - critique appreciated - Boxing Day
Started By Paris Paul
10 105
Much smoother, PP! Another thing you can do is read the dialogue ...View
Latest poster: Giselle 14 days ago
Normal Topic Children's sci-fi opening feedback request
Started By Ben
6 58
Hi Ben. To add to what's been said already... do you need the prologue at ...View
Latest poster: Squidge 16 days ago
Normal Topic Chapter 1 opening (900 words) feedback request
Started By Kpaulo
13 177
hey kpaulo, being new to the writing game myself i must say that i enjoyed ...View
Latest poster: Greg 17 days ago
Normal Topic Opening Section Review
Started By Paris Paul
7 76
To be honest, the opening being a dream didn't bother me at all ...View
Latest poster: stephenterry 17 days ago
Normal Topic 2nd Chapter Dystopian YA (1100 words)
Started By MJT
4 79
Glad you found it useful. I haven't read Memoirs of a Geisha, but ...View
Latest poster: Kate 18 days ago
Normal Topic YA Fiction - 1st Chapter - Any feedback appreciated! :)
Started By ANdy
6 67
Thanks, Andy. Like I said, good luck.View
Latest poster: Hilly 21 days ago
Normal Topic Dystopian YA (1400 words) First Chapter. Any thoughts.
Started By MJT
10 106
I would say you're just about spot on with your analysis, MJ, one thing ...View
Latest poster: bazbaron 21 days ago
Normal Topic Opening chapter for a new novel. Love to hear some impressions.
Started By Chico
7 98
I agree. The car scene needs to go. Even then there is no real bang. I ...View
Latest poster: Chico 23 days ago
Normal Topic Opening Prologue - Critiques appreciated!
Started By Berks
38 238
Ah, Berks, you'll make a writer of yourself yet :) Well done for ...View
Latest poster: Philippa 25 days ago
Normal Topic The first 1500...
Started By GinnyBitters
13 179
Filtering yes, I totally get that. Another piece of bottom line ...View
Latest poster: GinnyBitters 1 month ago
Normal Topic Feedback requested on my Chapter 1
Started By JeanieD
19 287
Thank you for your comments KaliRosaxo. Yes, you're definitely good at ...View
Latest poster: JeanieD 1 month ago
Normal Topic Key scene in my book
Started By Dennis Gout
4 95
Hi, I just thought I would say that I read your scene. I haven't much to ...View
Latest poster: Jaxx 1 month ago
Normal Topic Book blurb- Feedback appreciated! *edited*
Started By Dennis Gout
11 94
Haha, not the impression I wanted to give, so I made it clear it ...View
Latest poster: Dennis Gout 1 month ago
Normal Topic New member - Hello!
Started By Limeyfox
9 142
Hi Limeyfox (great name by the way!) I am nowhere near as ...View
Latest poster: Berks 1 month ago