I’ve come across a few gems here on WP over the years. Maybe you have a story that’s a diamond in the rough? Or one that is cut and polished?
I’m willing to take the chance and read YOUR story. All you have to do is fill out the very simple form below.
Any kind of story is acceptable, but keep in mind:
I’m an adult male who likes fantasy and sci-fi, enjoys romantic subplots, and has been known to read chick-lit from time to time. I’m not thrilled about reading something YA with a 17-yo heroine with special powers, purple eyes, and two love interests. But if you ask, I will try to read that too! Same with 1st person POV. I prefer 3rd person, but I’m willing to read 1st, bc I’ve come across some that are really good.
There is no charge, it’s a hundred percent free service. You could oc do yourself a favor and enjoy one of my works, but it’s not required The reason I’m not asking for ‘payment’ is simple: I’ve tried book clubs and read-for-read stuff in the past, and it gives me very little to ‘force’ someone to read a set number of my chapters. I also want to improve my critiquing skills, and there is only one way to do that
There is, however, a tiny catch:
I will only read as far as I enjoy the story. So you’re NOT guaranteed I’ll read the whole thing, like a normal critic would. If I get bored or annoyed or whatever, I stop. That includes a crappy cover or sloppy blurb. Bad structure, unclear POVs, horrible grammer (joke) are also potential roadblocks, but I can live with a few misspelled words and missing commas (God knows I’m guilty too). Otherwise, I’ll potentially read till the end.
While reading, I’ll like whatever chapters I like, and may drop some comments along the way. I’m not going to point out stuff like individual grammatical errors, but instead focus on the bigger picture. I’m not your editor-for-free. Think of me as an easily bored and unfaithful beta reader if you will.
When I stop reading, I’ll make it known why I stopped, what I liked and didn’t like, and what might have kept me going. This final summary will be posted be sent to you by PM, and added as a reply to your request in this thread.
You are of course more than welcome to discuss the feedback with me, be it by PM, here, or in the comment section of your story.
FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU WANT ME TO READ YOU STORY
(preferably by commenting here, but PM is acceptable)
Title: The title of your book.
Link to story goes here.
Genre: Main genre and sub-genre (if any).
(anything goes, but I tend to like fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal and romantic erotica)
Tags: A couple fo interesting tags, such as romance if there is romance, or paranormal if it has werewolves and stuff. Leave it blank if you want.
Focus areas: Anything, in particular, you want feedback on? Leave it blank if you want.
LIST OF CRITIQUES
Stories currently being reviewed: https://www.wattpad.com/list/823368840
Stories in the candidate pool: https://www.wattpad.com/list/822394070
Stories already reviewed: https://www.wattpad.com/list/822521455
Examples of final reviews can be found further down. If this isn’t what you’re after, don’t apply
While waiting for me to review: Feel free to check out the stories in this thread! Who knows, maybe you’ll find something you like?