Looking for feedback!

Created over 2 years ago by Darby Lawson with 4 comments
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Jebnbubl P.H. James · Author · added over 2 years ago
@Darby Lawson Not sure what level of feedback you are looking for, but there is a formal critiquing group for Inkshares authors on Scribophile.  Info is in the first post at the bottom of this forum thread:

Kfpk8 7y Darby Lawson · Author · added over 2 years ago
That would much appreciated, thank you! 

Yes, I feel like the 4th or 5th chapter is a good place to leave off...that way you have some pull for your readers to want to continue. And hopefully preorder! I guess I just was curious if it would be ’enough’ but I suppose that depends on reactions and how you feel personally as well.
200 200 csupload 64949218 2 Michelle Morone · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Hey Darby. I can completely appreciate the empty praise of friends and family. Sometimes it feels like they "have to" give the "You’re doing great" line and that can be hard for someone who wants valid criticism. I’d be happy to look over what you have and leave some in-line comments for you. 

That being said, I have my entire manuscript up and if I had to do it all over again, I’d probably post less so that I had something to reveal. As a way to generate some enthusiasm. I don’t think many people read whole manuscripts before they decide to purchase a book. It seems like most books have 1-4 chapters up and that’s enough for them to get hundreds of pre-orders. 
Kfpk8 7y Darby Lawson · Author · added over 2 years ago
Hey everyone! I am looking to gain some feedback on what I have up so far for my book. I am constantly writing, and my family and friends give me feedback, but its a lot of the generic "You’re doing great!" feedback. While I appreciate it, I’m looking for a little more specificity than that. I want to know anything that works, doesn’t work, sounds a little iffy....anything is appreciated!

Also, a question. How many authors have their whole manuscript up? How did you decide when to stop uploading your chapters? Do you find it is better to have more or less of your book up for viewing?