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I found a minute to get on line here and I've decided to be more proactive in my quest for constructive criticism, and to that end I have created a new community. concrit_quest is a place where you can post a story and actually ask for it to be dissected. I am aware that I am only a passable writer, and although I thoroughly enjoy writing stories I know that they could use improvement. I claim little or no expertise in Spelling and Grammar (Sister Mary Grammatica can attest to that!) and I hope to receive guidance here. So to give some form to this quest I’d like to ask that comments be posted using the subjects outlined below (don’t include the descriptions) ;-)

In other words, if you’d like to comment on the characterization in the story please put Characters in the Subject Line of your post.

  • Plot the organization of events that will take place in the story.

  • Characters the people or animals that will be in the story.

  • Setting the physical time and place in which the story takes place.

  • Dialogue the spoken words of the characters in the story.

  • Point of view the relative identification of the narrator with the characters.

  • Theme the main idea or meaning behind a story.

  • Style the writer's use of the language.

  • Spelling the writing of a word or words with all necessary letters and diacritics present in an accepted standard order.

  • Grammar the proper representation of the rules governing the use of language.

Please don’t be shy – I am requesting this of you and would never hold it against you. As a matter of fact, I’d be quite pleased were you to take the time to look over my work and provide guidance. I am doing this to become a better writer, and I’m sure my beta reader wouldn’t mind.

I am posting one story in each of the fandoms I write and offering them up to you to critique.

If all goes well I will offer this space to others to post their own stories for critiquing.

So if you have the time I'd really appreciate your thoughts. I promise to be back online full-time by mid-May, but I will occasionally check in. So visit concrit_quest!