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    Posted: 24 Jan 2023 at 6:42am
Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

'When I got to the end I'm not sure what the point was supposed to be.  Differential calculus would be needed to identify any of the character arcs.'

You've read my first draft, then LOL
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Originally posted by bdemoney bdemoney wrote:

Quesstion.  Once I have a rough draft written of my short story I just keep an eye out for a thread marked beta then correct?  In order to join and have my story read and critiqued?  This is only my second challenge and I really wish I'd known about this for the microfiction challenge I just competed in.  Would have made a world of difference.  Thanks for helping out a newbie!  :)

Yup, that is the plan. It is a little too soon for it to go up, no one is ready yet usually.
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Quesstion.  Once I have a rough draft written of my short story I just keep an eye out for a thread marked beta then correct?  In order to join and have my story read and critiqued?  This is only my second challenge and I really wish I'd known about this for the microfiction challenge I just competed in.  Would have made a world of difference.  Thanks for helping out a newbie!  :)

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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Positive feedback is nice, but the clock is ticking and the writer needs to get on the less positive stuff.


I agree with this up to a point. My Team Beta is really close knit. We usually recognize if there no comment, it's working, and don't fix what ain't broke. 

However, from time to time there's great value in highlighting a particular line or phrase and saying "This is the bee's knees. Don't lose it in editing."


Right up until you change a couple lines elsewhere and the bee is suddenly kneeless.  Or the eel elbowless.  I've had to remove brilliant lines only to realize they could be inserted elsewhere with minor changes.

Sometimes you have to let those go and put them in the library for later application.

But your point is very valid.  Darn it.
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Positive feedback is nice, but the clock is ticking and the writer needs to get on the less positive stuff.


I agree with this up to a point. My Team Beta is really close knit. We usually recognize if there no comment, it's working, and don't fix what ain't broke. 

However, from time to time there's great value in highlighting a particular line or phrase and saying "This is the bee's knees. Don't lose it in editing."
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