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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy January 22, 2014 - 6:45am

For a site that I have lurked around for many a moon, I figured there would be a more conventionally laid out message board. Fair enough; this is more like we're all at a bar yelling back and forth, the most exciting topic bubbling to the forefront. Works for me.

I have a question: What is the best way to present a novel-in-progress here to be critiqued, Chapter by chapter? Or do people upload entire manuscripts in one submission?

Forgive me as I just paid for this, and haven't explored a whole lot. Tomorrow I shall embark on many a tangent on many of your stories.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries January 22, 2014 - 11:19am

Hi. Not sure it will answer your question, but you might have a look as this thread on the same topic. In general though, I believe you'd have a hard time finding anyone in the workshop willing to read and review a novel draft. Chapter by chapter is probably the way to go. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami January 22, 2014 - 11:21am

My preference would be to upload the entire novella. I have my reasons of course.

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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy January 22, 2014 - 5:22pm

Thank ya's both

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Alan H Jordan from Reno, Nevada is reading "The Whisper Jar" and "The World Beneath" January 22, 2014 - 7:39pm

Since you're new, I suggest a chapter at a time, with a maximum of around 6,000 words. Members tend to read and comment witb constructive criticism. They tend not to respond to lonver than 6,000 words unless they are familiar with your work.

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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy January 22, 2014 - 8:18pm

Thank you!