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duncanstein April 10, 2012 - 11:58am

Hi

I'm writing what I think is turning out to be a pretty solid novel, but I've only had the opportunity to show it to some friends and colleagues. More importantly, I've only shown it to people who are from where I live, which I feel might make them more inclined to appreciate it for its local authenticity.

So I'd like someone out there on the internet to read my unproofed first part and plot outline. It's a sort of philosophical sci fi novel, set in South Africa. 21 pages of actual plot, and another 16 worth of plotpoints.

If I come across as a little new to this, it's because I am. What are the risks of showing it off to people I don't know, if one of you delightful forumites responds and I'm taken enough with you to show it off? :D

Appreciate any input.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig April 10, 2012 - 12:00pm

The workshop is only $9 a month and is really invaluable if you want a few different perspectives.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 10, 2012 - 6:13pm

And in using the workshop, you'll gain access to the writing essays by Chuck Palahniuk.  They are the best writing advice I've read (and I've read a lot).  Even if they aren't your style, you'll still gain a lot from reading them and looking at your writing with them in mind during a second or third draft.

 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 10, 2012 - 6:58pm

Plus you get a free lapdance from Howie and he knows how to rock the man-thong!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 10, 2012 - 7:31pm

That's not a thong.  I just shave it like that.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig April 10, 2012 - 7:44pm

You have no idea how close I was to clicking "FLAG AS OFFENSIVE" on that...

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 10, 2012 - 9:28pm

The hair is dirty.