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 give effective feedback
Started By The WordCloud
108 9686
Gnashed myself into an absolute pit trying to give 'positive' criticism. ...View
Latest poster: Mat 16 days ago
Sticky Topic How to seek an effective critique
Started By The WordCloud
59 9167
Gentle comment: If you are seeking critques you need to also ...View
Latest poster: Barb 10 months ago
Normal Topic - The Runaway Boy - 1st version of true life short story
Started By Kane Anderson Stone
5 142
Well done for putting this up for critique. Daeds has given excellent ...View
Latest poster: John Alty 4 days ago
Normal Topic New opening, seeking feedback!!
Started By Leon
5 139
Thank you L and WeyMan, some great feedback. You've both made such ...View
Latest poster: Leon 27 days ago
Normal Topic If 'reading group fiction' is your thing, would you read on?
Started By Hil
25 304
Thanks, Leon and Philippa. I think my conclusion is that this is ...View
Latest poster: Hil 28 days ago
Normal Topic Relieving Stress!! Short story - would love some feedback.
Started By leon
20 204
Hi John, Thans for looking at this. I do see corrections that need ...View
Latest poster: Autonomous 29 days ago
Normal Topic Fever Bright
Started By babblefish2
4 120
First of all, i love the flow of the writing. It feels as though it ...View
Latest poster: Leon 1 month ago
Normal Topic beta readers and critique needed
Started By jmcelhaney
1 149
If you don't get any takers, you might want to put an excerpt up here so ...View
Latest poster: Kate 1 month ago
Normal Topic New opening. What do you think?
Started By cookiemonster
6 225
I really like the feel of this. I like to feel disorientated from time to ...View
Latest poster: leon 1 month ago
Normal Topic The Move
Started By fudgetusk
7 205
Hey fudgetusk - what sort of critique are you looking for? It is a ...View
Latest poster: fudgetusk 1 month ago
Normal Topic Flash-fiction. I'd be interested in your thoughts
Started By JimB
11 349
The above post is an error. This is the real post: ...View
Latest poster: fudgetusk 1 month ago
Normal Topic Some, er, advertising copy...
Started By secondtime
10 247
Weird stuff for this site. :) You should see my stuff. Engaging? ...View
Latest poster: fudgetusk 1 month ago
Normal Topic RE: RE: The Window Boy - Arran's Magic Kingdom - Re-edited - John Alty > Reply #3 - Barny > Reply #4
Started By Kane Anderson Stone
0 68
Original Post As Giselle says, copy from your Open Office document ...View
Latest poster: Kane Anderson Stone 1 month ago
Normal Topic First 2 chapters of Komplex 08
Started By Keith
12 133
Hi Barny, thanks for taking the time to read through the chapters and ...View
Latest poster: Keith 1 month ago
Normal Topic RE: The Window Boy - Arran's Magic Kingdom - Re-edited - John Alty > Reply #3
Started By Kane Anderson Stone
3 113
As Giselle says, copy from your Open Office document and paste into a ...View
Latest poster: Barny 1 month ago
Normal Topic Year of the Cat - Chapter 1 part 1
Started By Janey1966
2 83
What L says. The temptation to over-explain is almost irresistable at ...View
Latest poster: John Alty 1 month ago
Normal Topic - The Rift - begining of a short story
Started By Kane Anderson Stone
0 82
The Rift By Kaiden G. Stone ...View
Latest poster: Kane Anderson Stone 1 month ago
Normal Topic The Window Boy - Arran's Magic Kingdom - Re-edited
Started By Kane Anderson Stone
17 154
Did you say it was for older children? They love to be scared! Erm, ...View
Latest poster: Kane Anderson Stone 1 month ago
Normal Topic 3rd opening update - please continue to give feedback - many thanks
Started By cookiemonster
10 139
Hi again cookiemonster, This has definitely improved in terms of ...View
Latest poster: TheWeyMan 1 month ago
Normal Topic Beta Testing: Sci-fi RPG
Started By babblefish2
0 84
It began in the cradle, the first world, long ago. There ...View
Latest poster: babblefish2 1 month ago
Normal Topic Updated opening - please leave feedback
Started By cookiemonster
3 146
An interesting start... who's your target audience/age group. Overall... ...View
Latest poster: babblefish2 1 month ago
Normal Topic The Window Boy - Arran's Magic Kingdom
Started By Kane Anderson Stone
7 188
Thank you to you both and as for saying I have a very nice, evocative ...View
Latest poster: Kane Anderson Stone 1 month ago
Normal Topic Short story critique please!
Started By Sandawana
7 219
Thank you! I have reworked it without some of the names, it is ...View
Latest poster: Sandawana 1 month ago
Normal Topic Feedback wanted please, for novel intro/hook in agent letter
Started By Goa
11 244
Thanks Philippa for that link. It really did help. I think I'm ...View
Latest poster: Goa 1 month ago
Normal Topic Children's picture book story, comments greatly appreciated.
Started By Joe
4 158
I've been in this situation with my son - it's bloody scary! And to be ...View
Latest poster: Squidge 1 month ago