critique partner for literary/paranormal manuscript

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writermorris
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critique partner for literary/paranormal manuscript

Post by writermorris » August 27th, 2010, 1:41 pm

If you are interested in swapping, I am looking for a beta for my WIP. My manuscripts is a 74,000 literary novel with a paranormal bent. I'm on my fifth draft and have already had one beta. The best way to describe it would be with my two paragraph synopsis...

When Maria Black experiences intense changes in her life, she grows sick and feverish until her body bursts into flames. From the fire that consumes her body, a bird rises, takes flight, and returns to human form. For the last 2,477 days, she has done everything to avoid change and suppress the burn. That’s when she met her husband, Joe Ellis. She has worked to build a normal life and be the kind of woman he could love.

Her quiet if dispassionate life is interrupted when she runs—quite literally—into the famous musician Sam Montgomery and learns that they have been dreaming about each other. As they develop a friendship, only Sam is willing to question
the meaning behind their dreams. Maria is not interested in posing questions that don’t have answers. When Sam and Maria fall in love, she is forced to decide between her normal life and a seemingly predestined love that reawakens questions about meaning and why she burns.


At this point, my first beta's read it enough times that I'm looking for someone with outside clarity. Looking for critique of plot, pacing, and POV flow in particular (not line by line editing). Let me know if you are interested in swapping full manuscripts.
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Re: critique partner for literary/paranormal manuscript

Post by thewhipslip » August 30th, 2010, 6:10 pm

Sounds like something I'd be interested in reading. I'm also working through my fifth draft and would like a pair of eyes when I'm done (hopefully in another month). I will PM you my email to send it to, give me a few chapters just to make sure we're a good fit.
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