1 (edited by Susan Stec 2014-11-14 22:31:12)

Topic: Members speak up

I just opened this group so those of us who continuously swap reviews can do so without the point system.
If we can add moderators anyone/or everyone who wishes to be one can be (as soon as I figure out how to add you, lol)

If we want to change the cover - rules - or anything, really; no problem. We can make changes immediately or as we grow. Let's talk.

Should we be an open group? Or by invite only?
Any rules you want to adapt? Or should it just be, we swap review for review or beta read for beta read?
We work so well together, I doubt there will be issues we can't work out among us.

Soooo, weigh in, galls.  It is all about us.

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I think we should just go with the flow smile

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Alrighty.

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I like the idea and I'm tickled to join but Question if YA actually fits with my characters who are mostly 12 yrs old. Should I be looking for a different group or??? "Children's books" doesn't seem right for 12 yr old adventures

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Gail McNally wrote:

I like the idea and I'm tickled to join but Question if YA actually fits with my characters who are mostly 12 yrs old. Should I be looking for a different group or??? "Children's books" doesn't seem right for 12 yr old adventures

Yes, you are on the cusp. Lol I'd say teen even though they are 12. But I really have no idea. And I suppose it depends on the content.

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Thanks Susan, Think I'll stick with YA.   my next questions are regarding web pages, blogs and other promotional stuff. Should I try starting a new sugject block

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Gail McNally wrote:

Thanks Susan, Think I'll stick with YA.   my next questions are regarding web pages, blogs and other promotional stuff. Should I try starting a new sugject block

Yes, go ahead and open another forum thread for us to discuss this - you can moderate it if you wish. I have some "blog quote" suggestions I can post there from people who have made a difference in my marketing and promoting skills.  I know Ang, Apryl, and a few others can also add to this by the experience we have. Thanks for the suggestion smile

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Just to be sure, this group reviews YA and/or NA? Are works to review under Group content? This site format is confusing, and I'm trying this out of free terms.

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Yes. the group is for both YA and NA. Ang has one for just YA, too Courtney. And yes, the authors are listed in the group, their work is listed there too. And once you join, new posts from those authors will appear on your home page. You can go to an author under the group logo, check out there books, and chapter by chapter see the reviews they have,  choose to review "in line" or  "Regular" and make additional comments to reviews you have already given if you reread an edited version.

I prefer "in line" and a comment at the end. This way you can select a section and make suggestions for changes.

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I'm almost finished with Adventures of a Young Girl and would like to find a reader who'll read straight through and give me feedback on overall length, continuity, and anything else that comes to mind.  Then I can make adjustments and have another reader comb through.  I'm happy to do the same for somebody else in exchange.  Can I find readers through this group?

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Wish I could help, JP, but I'm in up to my neck at the moment. Maybe one of the others will offer assistance.

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JP, I'm not sure I can do a read through quickly. I'm pretty backed up on life and other commitments, but I can try.

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Super-I'm still having trouble deciding how to classify the story.  I'll be finished in a few days, if all goes well, then I'll be back.  Thanks.  Is there a story you'd like me to read?  JP