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Nessa

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looking for a couple of alpha readers
« on: April 12, 2010, 03:44:36 AM »
I need a couple of alpha readers interested in reading a novel I just finished writing (about 70K words currently). It's been through my writing group, so the second draft is finished. I need comments, mostly, to make sure it doesn't suck, and to help me further refine the story. It's (light) sci fi/romance so my audience is primarily female. But I would really super appreciate a guy's perspective on the male lead character if any of y'all are interested.
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Re: looking for a couple of alpha readers
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 03:48:11 AM »
I'll help out Nessa.
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Re: looking for a couple of alpha readers
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 03:56:59 AM »
I'd be willing to as well, although I have to admit I don't read much sci-fi. On the other hand, that might be a good perspective to have.
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Re: looking for a couple of alpha readers
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 04:06:12 AM »
I'd love to give you my input, Nessa. Male sci/fi fan sound like a good demographic?
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Re: looking for a couple of alpha readers
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 04:40:33 AM »
Okie dokie, I sent my baby to the email addresses you have posted on your accounts. Thanks, y'all!
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Re: looking for a couple of alpha readers
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 04:47:25 AM »
No problem, Nessa!  I'm excited to see it.
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Re: looking for a couple of alpha readers
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 07:47:48 AM »
You guys are awesome.

That is all.
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