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Matt A. March 24, 2014 - 4:41am
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Matt A. March 27, 2014 - 5:57pm

Can someone look over this revision? Nothing lengthy required...

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Soulless April 25, 2014 - 12:31am

Hi everyone, 

I have a story in the workshop called Stella (2,600 words) which needs some feedback. It's sci-fi/horror and it contains a little bit of alien sex. If you help me out I promise to get back to you nice and quick. ;)

S

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Dave Cummins from Ireland April 28, 2014 - 8:16am

Hey everyone,

I have a noir flash piece up in workshop right now, it's called 'The Pier' and it's 700 words long.

It's my first foray into writing a piece of noir - I'm actually quite proud of it - anyone interested in this kind of fiction I'd appreciate if you could take a look at it, and let me know whether I should be proud or not haha.

Dave

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Andrew Irwin from Lake Macquarie, Australia is reading everything he possibly can. April 30, 2014 - 9:43am

Hey everyone, 

There's a short 1700 word story up at the moment called The Boy and the Manwhilst I find it extraordinarily hard to describe the piece without giving away too much, I guess you could say its about society, relationships and our perceptions. Whilst being written spontaneously one night, it was also written in a ready deliberate style and with a purpose. I need to know if I've accomplished that, and if not, where I'm failing, in order to rewrite it for submissions.

Please check it out, in the past 3 days I've reviewed eight works and would really appreciate another two or three reviews of my own piece. 

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-boy-and-the-man

Thanks! 

Andy
 

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Xander Davis from Downtown Tycho, The Moon is reading Casino Royale / Tomorrow Now May 7, 2014 - 11:23am

Hey guys—

I've got a novelette up that needs beta readers. Put it through the wringer.

Within City Limits (7750 words) — In a nanoprinter global economy, Crane is a picker, hired by vastly wealthy clients as a thief of vintage antiques in the old world, sent to a rural slum in northwestern Ohio to find rusting treasure.

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/within-city-limits

I'm also interested in your thoughts on genre.  You could say it's cyberpunk, but I didn't really write it that way.  To me, I just wrote a noir thriller set a few decades down the timeline.

It's a piece that examines what the impact will be of a post-nanoprinter economy, based on the rise of automation, drones, 3D printers and other tech we have today.  This project started with me actually just doing a thought experiment on what my rural hometown in Celina, Ohio would look like down the timeline in the face of these developments.  Would love to have your feedback.

Thanks,
-Xander

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Matt A. May 23, 2014 - 5:50pm
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EscherTO from Toronto is reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen July 17, 2014 - 2:03pm

While you're at it read me too.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life August 28, 2014 - 2:13pm

After giving to LitReactor (as the Managing Editor) for three-plus years, I'm finally going to take! I've submitted my first short story to the workshop.

The Whole Infernal Machine

It's about 4800 words and I describe it thusly:

A dystopian, coming-of-age story in which a young man discovers a book, meets a girl, and leaves his whole world behind.

I'll be returning the favor for any reviews, and I'll also be reviewing as many randos as I can. I'll probably start with the most recent ones posted in this thread, so if you've got a story that needs some love, let me know.

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Aud Fontaine from the mountains is reading Catch-22. Since like, always. August 31, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things September 6, 2014 - 9:52pm

Bah, if Josh is going in, I might as well find the time as well. Somebody's got to earn the Official Critic badge. Might as well be this guy.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life September 8, 2014 - 5:14am

Do it.

You still looking for reviews on your latest, Nathan?

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things September 8, 2014 - 5:36am

Bah, no, I don't think so. It's been a while. I've been tinkering with something last week, so I'll see about getting that up soon.

Bah.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life September 8, 2014 - 6:33am

Let me know. Bah.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 18, 2014 - 12:26pm

You jumped in or what, Nathan?

I'm in with story #2. It is a weird little story about amputation and family dynamics. Like last time, I will be returning the favor on any reviews, so let me know what your most recent story is or what needs attention. Can't wait to read your notes. Thanks, guys!

 

Twice Amputated Foot

 

 

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby October 27, 2014 - 4:26pm

It's a longer one. I'd owe you a review

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/hot-dog-noir

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby October 30, 2014 - 7:36am

come on. please

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 30, 2014 - 8:09am

You talkin' to me? I'll read it.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby October 30, 2014 - 9:52am

lol. YEAH I'm talkin to you! 

Thanks Joshua

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 30, 2014 - 1:49pm

@Jim - I am doing a LBL of it, but I'm on like page 13 of 33.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby October 30, 2014 - 2:31pm

good to know thanks dwayne

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life November 5, 2014 - 1:22pm

Getting on this now. Sorry for the delay. This is my latest:

 

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/beyond-the-wall-of-sleep-in-red-hook-...

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things December 11, 2014 - 8:06pm

Hey, all you workshop whorers, did you see the news?

http://litreactor.com/columns/litreactor-community-spotlight-november-2014

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Rudolf Marcell ... from London, UK is reading Slaughterhouse Five March 18, 2015 - 11:45am

Hey everyone,

Just whoring my submission as suggested!

It's a short story with some Sci Fi elements that I'm aiming to submit to a magazine end April. I'd love all the feedback I can get!

Cheers,

R

 

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk May 12, 2015 - 1:24pm

I've just put in a rewrite of the first story I posted here, hope ye likes it


https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/border-blues-redux

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 4, 2015 - 9:41am

hi guys,

This submission looks as though it was overlooked. It's been in the workshop for a few weeks now with no takers. Help Rachel out here.

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/chapter-3

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 7, 2015 - 5:07pm

When I joined Litreactor (oh so long ago) I was impressed by the amount of reviews and timely responses everyone received. So what happened? Your balls fall off? I know it is summer and the weather is all nice but come on.  That being said:


Low-cut Banits by Wolf  has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/low-cut-bandits


The Demon that Haunts at Day has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-demon-that-haunts-at-day


The Snails in the Cathouse by Klay Klayman has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-snails-in-the-cathouse-chapter-o...

Thirty Days of Sober Rage by Hannes Hummus 2 reviews

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/thirty-days-of-sober-rage

And


Chapter 3 by Rachel1121 has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/chapter-3


All are on the first page of the submissions board. Lets get them up!

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 8, 2015 - 10:00pm

Update

Vulgarism Philosophy Open has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/vulgarism-philosophy-open

Low-cut Banits by Wolf  has 2 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/low-cut-bandits


The Demon that Haunts at Day has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-demon-that-haunts-at-day


The Snails in the Cathouse by Klay Klayman has 2 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-snails-in-the-cathouse-chapter-o...

Thirty Days of Sober Rage by Hannes Hummus 2 reviews

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/thirty-days-of-sober-rage

And


Chapter 3 by Rachel1121 has 1 review

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/chapter-3


 

Jimothy Scott's picture
Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 12, 2015 - 10:09am

Think of all the points you could be having

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 13, 2015 - 4:09pm

It goes in waves man. Someone will say, "I'm going to workshop," and 20 of the rest of us follow them right in. This is a low point, but it'll pick back up.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 23, 2015 - 10:32pm

It's not the work shop but everyone should read and vote on the thunderdome battle between Matt Myth and I

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rachel1121 from Colorado is reading anything I can get my hands on. August 6, 2015 - 1:43pm

Do you find yourself thinking, gosh I'm kinda bored.  Perhaps I should review something no one else has.  Well you can!  It's right here.  I'm starting my job again next week, but I will read and respond to anything as soon as I can.  Many thanks!

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Nick J Jones from New Zealand is reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath November 17, 2015 - 3:29am

Hi guys,

New to this and would really appreciate some feedback from folks. I've got two pieces up now in the workshop. One is my short story "Train Tracks" which was a finalist in the NZ Writers College Short Story Comp, the other is a chapter excerpt from my novel that I've been chipping away at for three years called "Totally Depraved!"

Please check them out and give me any tips. I take constructive criticism well!

Train Tracks
1683 words
Transgressive/short story
NZ Writers College Short Story Finalist

Totally Depraved! Novel Extract
1628 words
Transgressive/Coming-of-age/long form fiction
Will be reading this at the upcoming NZ LGBTQ Writers Festival in Feb 2016

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T. Dagarim from Atlanta, GA November 21, 2015 - 11:45am

Hi guys,

I joined the site recently to get some peer reviews. I submitted my first short story here, Samael and the Almost Perfect.

It hasn't received a review yet, so I'd love a review if anyone has an opportunity.

 

Z L Harvey

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life November 22, 2015 - 2:03pm

Got a new story in the workshop. I will be returning all reviews, and reading as much else as I can.

 

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-promised-land

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PizzaThirst from THE MILKY WAY GALAXY is reading BROKEN PIANO FOR PRESIDENT, BY PATRICK WENSINK December 1, 2015 - 2:52am

Got a new story in the workshop. I will be returning all reviews, and reading as much else as I can.

 

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-promised-land

IS KANYE WEST DOIN' HIS KANYE BEST? 

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things January 25, 2016 - 1:07pm

Hey all.

Open secret: I haven't been published yet, mostly because I haven't had the confidence to submit too much, and yeah.

Looking to change that. So I submitted a story to the workshop for the first time in a while.

Your help would be most appreciated.

https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-river-willow

Some of you may remember it from the Thunderdome. I've done a bit of work on it since then, and I hope you enjoy.

Nathan

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Sheri Attani Ro... from San Jose, CA is reading The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt May 22, 2016 - 5:14pm

Hi. I'm new and have submitted a short story called Viand. It's about 4,300 words and is Horror. Any help I can get improving it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure if I overdid the sexuality. Also, I'm unsure of my writing in some places especially the ending. I've never written a fight scene before. Thanks. https://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/viand

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life May 23, 2016 - 3:29pm

Hey! I actually just reviewed Viand.

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JeffreyGrantBarr from Oregon is reading https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10268733-jeff-barr?shelf=currently-reading May 23, 2016 - 4:51pm

I'd just like to say I got some reviews on my submission, and all crits were dead-on and incredibly helpful. Not to mention, each reviewer said the same thing, and when I saw it, the scales fell from my eyes, and I understood why it was broken! Much amaze! So help! I was too close to the story to see the problem, but a few pairs of extra eyeballs (aside from the ones I keep in a jar on my desk) did the trick.

Thanks LR, you're a good egg - a little cracked, a bit scrambled, but just what I needed to make an omelette.