"A good editor (who will include a line edit) is usually expensive--$5 a page or more--but if you hang out for a while over at AW you might join a beta readers' group that will give you some useful responses, which you will, of course, take with…"
"I really appreciate your suggestions and critique of my novel. The comments are very helpful. Are you an editor that can help me at this time? Or do you recommend someone? Do you think Dave King's Starving Writer's Program is worth looking…"
"Well, 2046 is 35 years down the road, if I'm not mistaken. That's almost half a lifetime. (Now, 2016, that's almost here.) You have a lot of time.
All hard-working writers who seek an audience, especially those…"
"Thanks, it is very informative. I guess I'm so impatient to get this story out there that I'm rushing. The book takes place in 2046 and that is almost here. And the the lack of science wisdom in the world is here and now. I just feel…"
"Right, Beth--for middle-grade fiction, 46,000 would be in the ball park. It might be better to shoot for a happy medium, but shorter books can work if everything else is working, too. I was thinking YA.
There are numerous punctuation…"
"I Googled middle grade novels and 46,000 words is the minimum the books can have unless they are chapter books. Also I had two engish teachers go over this novel and fix sentence structure and punctuation. I don't know where you are seeing…"
"It's brave of you, Beth, to submit your novel's manuscript for review by a group of readers whose taste and acuity you cannot know much about. I commend you for your dedication in writing a novel in the first place (most world-be…"
"What are the weaknesses in this story? I have removed huge chunks out of the second story I had going in there and want to know if it now flows smoothly and works. Do the characters ring true? Do they sound like eleven year olds?"
"Beth, it would be a big help to the members, I think, if you would say something about why you have posted your work-in-progress here in this group. What are your questions? What strengths and weakness do you see in your ms.? What…"
"Beth, before you make bold to submit your work to the gang at AbsoluteWrite, you will want to spend a good while poking around there to familiarize yourself with the site and with the procedures and protocols. It's a very big site with a lot of…"
I'm married to a husband and I have a kid. I enjoy, writing, making TV, and Movies, painting and drawing. Making computer games and animation, excersice.I don't know if this is a writer's group but I hope so.
Why are you here?
need a writers group
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
It faded away
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Beth, before you make bold to submit your work to the gang at AbsoluteWrite, you will want to spend a good while poking around there to familiarize yourself with the site and with the procedures and protocols. It's a very big site with a lot of members and quirky nooks and crannies. There may be a minimum number of posts a member must make before she can submit her work--but I may be wrong. Anyway, spend some time there; see what you can learn and whom you can befriend.
Beth, you can post whatever work-in-progress or unpublished material you like at a site like this without any concern for copyright protection or first publication. As a writer and a writing teacher, let me say (I have mentioned this on the Writers' page), that a much better place for helpful exchange and for general information that you might enjoy having is AbsoluteWrite.com
Oh, I used the egg as a model and carved a block of basswood to look like the egg.
To carve an egg or ball it gives you great experience with the grain and you soon
learn the proper directions your knife has to take to make the cleanest cuts.
I also started with a small basswood block and took an egg out of the fridge and carved it. I did sand it when finished but real carvers don't sand at all.I started with a beginners book and one knife I found at a carving show. Chip Chats shows where and when they are. I mostly learned from magazines, some have "how to" articles. Please search google for chip carving and caricature and relief carving. You will get "hooked" like I am. Its a wonderful art. Beth, it is so nice to know a fellow freethinker and also interested in carving. Wow, that's exciting!
I didn't know a lot of women carve. Usually I see a lot of men. I'm not sure I chip carve. Could you describe that? Is it whittling? Do you get Chip Chats magazine? I love to see people's final project in there. Some of those carvings are so beuatiful it's unbelieveable. I'll check out Exchristien.net. I don't carve too much basically because I don't know a whole lot about what I'm doing. I tried to make a round ball. So I started with a square block of bass wood. I whittled down the corners... After a while I couldn't figure out how I continue or if I take over with a sander then. I'd like to take a class just for the fun of it.
Hi Beth, I just carve for my pleasure...... the challenge to produce something neat. You being an artist would understand....... A lot of ladies carve. I learned a lot from a course at the local technical school....... not expensive. I haven't heard of this fellow but good teaching carvers can be very expensive.
Check out X-Christian.net for some really good writers.