Reviews City For Young Adult Writers

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
So you want a review?
Are you sick of the lack of constructive reviews you're getting on your work?
Are you a young adult writer wanting to break into the market?
Get the reviews you've always wanted by posting in this thread.
Here's how it works. Review the person directly above you with a constructive criticism. Then after you're done, simply return to this thread, say that you've reviewed, and request a review for your own work.
Got it?
So let's get started!
Must be YA stories/short fiction ONLY!

Submitted: October 09, 2012

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Submitted: October 09, 2012

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I know you want to get published. I mean, who doesn't these days?

But are you good enough for publication? How would you ever know?

As writers of young adult fiction, we've got to help each other out.

What if you could find a community that answered your questions?

Questions like 'Does this appeal to my target audience?', 'Is the dialogue shoddy?' and 'How is my pacing?'A

And what if that community dealt spefically with your genre?

If that sounds good to you, than you've found the place!

So here's how it works:

1. The first person that comments is the lucky one. He/She gets a free review.

For example: lioinriser says "Hello, I need reviews for Chapter 5 of my story 'Shelly's Secret'"

2. The person that responds next must review the first request before posting a request for his/her story in the comments, and so on.

For example the next post would be: cupidstupid says "I reviewed Chapter 5 of Shelly's Secret. I would like reviews Chapter 3 of Michael and Brownly. How is my dialogue in that chapter?"

3. The reviews must be constructive. 'I liked it' does not count. What did you like about it? To keep it simple the reviews must cover 1) What you liked and why 2)What could be better 3) How the writer can improve.

 

Exampleof a good review:

I really liked the character foil you used between Donny and Kevin. The reader gets to see how shy Donny is in his reaction toward Sandra compared to Kevin's own boisterous personality with the girl. I wonder if this will cause a riff between teh friends if Sandra ends up liking Kevin instead of Donny, since Sandra is Donny's secret crush. However, the dialogue was a bit unrealistic and hollow in this section. The characters are in high-school, and you mentioned they were average students, so I don't think they'd be using words like pulchritudinous. Try using simplier words.

4. The reviews must be at least 4 to 5 sentences.

5. Must be stories in the Young Adult genre (sorry everyone else) meaning the main characters are teens and the target audience is teens.

6. It MUST be a story (sorry poets) short stories/flash fiction is okay as long as it is still Young Adult and at least 1,000 words.

7. You can post things you want the reviewer to pay attention to. For example, you can request 'How is my development of Matthew's and Lacy's relationship in Chapter 5  of Enter Through the Broad Way?'

8. You can only request a review of a chapter at a time. You don't want to overwhelm people. If you have a short story that not divided into chapters you can ignore this restriction.

9. You MUST review the person DIRECTLY above you!

Can't think of another rule/might add more of issues or questions come up.

So post here if you are looking for great YA fiction and stellar reviews!

Let the games begin!

Cheers! :)

 

 

 

 


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