1. SilentWaves55

    SilentWaves55 Active Member

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    Questions about getting my story critiqued

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by SilentWaves55, Apr 12, 2018.

    If I want my story critiqued and it's a mix of both sci-fi and fantasy, do I post it in the science fiction thread or fantasy thread?

    If it's just a prologue based on my MC's backstory, not a full chapter, but just a long summary of what his background is about can it still be critiqued?

    And last, I want to get opinion on two versions I'm making, since I'm deciding which out of the two versions i'm going to use instead, can I get opinions one which one seems more plausible or interesting after they are both critiqued? Thank you.
     
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    Either/or is fine. Or in "novels" if it's part of one. It doesn't really matter, though "novels" might get more play.

    Sure, but you'll more than likely receive a lot of feedback about how long summaries of backstory tend to be boring and unnecessary. And you'll probably catch some vitriol from the prologue player-haters.

    You can ask for anything you want but whether the forum will reciprocate is another matter. Getting a critique on one piece is hard enough so two might be asking a lot. Critiquing is time consuming when done correctly, but fire away and see what happens.

    And as always you have to fulfill the workshops requirements of critiquing two other pieces for each one of yours.
     
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    I don't really see the point in getting a prologue critiqued for a novel you haven't even written. Are you sure this is the right time to get feedback? If you can't decide which prologue you like better (enough to post just one), chances are you might not need either of them. Write your novel. If you can complete it, well, that probably would be a better time to seek feedback on any part of it.
     
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    Ok, although I thought novels were only for multiple chapters? Mines just a back summary of my MC.



    It's cool, it's just a basic description of the MC's life he went through. I may or may not include all of it in and I would spread it out throughout the story as flashbacks.



    I understand. Maybe I won't make it as long or just narrow both down more to what I really want critiqued the most.

    [QUOTE =]And as always you have to fulfill the workshops requirements of critiquing two other pieces for each one of yours.[/QUOTE]

    I will. Is it ok that I'm not as experienced when it comes to critiquing? Thanks.
     
  5. SilentWaves55

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    I think my issue is figuring out who my MC's family will be and how he grew up which is making it difficult for me to present the story. Maybe I should get feedback on my two family scenario backstories in the plot discussion first?
     
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    This sounds more like what you're looking for. If you're just writing something out for yourself and aren't even sure it'll be in the final version of the story, there's not much point getting it critiqued. Critiques often focus at least as much on style as they do on content, and your style won't really matter if you aren't planning to include this version in your finished work.
     
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    Yeah I think I should do this first before getting anything critiqued. Cause I don't have my ideas down perfect yet.
     

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