Yes? so I’ll try and be brief.
I’ve been working with a friend and crit partner, on a website for serious writers. We all know there are a good few out there (used em all) but what they don’t have is a serious beta program in place.
The site is itself is in beta stages, so as it’s a trial we’re offering a free upgrade for participation. (as we are data gathering)
I am looking for 8-10 people whose novels are beta ready. This means has been though the mill by yourself, maybe even a couple of friends. SPAG does not need to be perfect, because we all know that’s the last stage of editing, and line editing isn’t what a beta is about.
The beta is tough going. You need to read the other novels and discuss in a set order. That is a big trust thing. But it’s a trust thing in hoping sending off to that person you know on the internet… so your choice. Depending on book length it could mean 1-2 weeks per book. For 4 members on a team, it would mean 6 weeks of reading and discussion. (with a break when your own is on) But to receive those solid sets of feedback on your work is very important. And especially from those who write in the same area.
Anyone interested or for in the future? Pop along to the site at www.wewritersworkshop.com and peek at it, or PM me for more details.
On a personal note guys I’m so sorry I’ve been away, I’ve been very poorly for the last few weeks. I will catch you up soon, I have so much good news!
Especially regarding TSK 🙂