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I'm up for either (1) review all or (2) review 2-3. I'd slightly prefer to review all if we're keeping it to 250 word stories. I'd like to see everyone's work progress and offer positive feedback on growth. To me that's the best thing about this idea. It gives a chance to follow up on previous criticism and (hopefully) offer positive feed back. In other words, feedback on story #1 is "your dialogue was a little clunky"....feedback for story #5 "your dialogue flows much better." We still get some of that with reviewing 2-3, just not as much. I'm in either way.

I'm fine with winner or no winner. If we do pick a winner, I'd prefer if we vote for most improved overall at the end (after we cycle through each genre). Where we are relative to others doesn't matter as much as where we end up relative to where we started. Maybe also everyone gets a vote for favorite story by someone else. That would also be helpful. If one of my stories is someone's favorite out of 65 (for 13 genres), I should probably think about revising and publishing it.
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Hello again! That sounds promising. Let's!

Some basic rules (tell me what you think of it):
- 24h 250-word challenge, starting on 11:59PMEST on a Friday (time when the prompt will be posted or emailed or something),
- groups of 4 - 6 authors for each prompt,
- prompts similar to the NYC Midnight prompts,
- each entrant agrees to review all other submissions in their group (so up to 5 other stories),
- reviews to be emailed back to wherever the prompt comes from up to a week later (so 11:59PMEST next Friday),
- reviews will be gathered and grouped and sent to authors (?) that weekend,
- we improve the process and we start again two or three or X weeks later.
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Just posting to follow this thread! It's such a good idea but a bit busy this time to join in. Hopefully can be a part of the next one. Have fun!
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Great initiative. Could I participate too?
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Originally posted by CamsynClair CamsynClair wrote:

The 11:59 Discord is an amazing place for workshopping! Totally at your own pace; you can workshop as much or as little as you want, though like with NYCM betas, the general expectation is that you’re active in workshopping other stories if you want your story workshopped, which sounds exactly like what you described! Any length of story is accepted, including micros, and it’s totally free Smile http://discord.gg/YhyM4K8Hyy

Thanks so much for sharing this - this is exactly the kind of thing that i've been looking for!
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