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Sunday, October 13, 2013

IT'S CRITTING TIME

Yup. cracks knuckles

It's my turn to host UB this week, so that means 1,500-word critiques! I prefer to crit whole scenes because you can start to see the larger patterns emerging: pacing, plotting, character...

I don't know about you, but my scenes (in Disciple) tend to fall in the 1,200 to 1,500 word range, which is how I picked the number. If you've got two short scenes that add up to 1,500, that's cool too.

Size of scenes is, itself, also a part of your story's structure and pacing. If nobody submits for critting, maybe I will think out loud about that.

Meanwhile: send crit submissions, up to 1,500 words, to unicornbellsubmissions at gmail dot com. It can be anything! Fantasy, scifi, romance, horror -- and any level of content. Anything R- or X-rated will be critiqued over at Shadow of the Unicorn just so that it's not stumbled across by younger readers.

I'm also open to questions, if you want my opinion on anything -- ask away! To get the big three out of the way: yes, only on special occasions, and I prefer chunky peanut butter.

3 comments:

Katie Hamstead Teller said...

I'm going to do this!!! Thanks! Now to decide what scene needs some slapping around...

Carl Hackman said...

Thanks for doing this. I'm submitting a scene further in the novel but it is just over 1,000 words.

It is supposed to continue to show the MC and his sidekick's relationship when the MC obtains one his more unusual acquisitions.

Kara said...

L, are you open to readers commenting on the crits, too?