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Reply #40 on: July 31, 2014, 11:47:28 AM
Well, he'll see this thread, I'm sure, but you could also message him directly if it makes you feel better.  :-D

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Reply #41 on: July 31, 2014, 12:16:53 PM
Yup, caught it and added you to the group, SpareInch. You should see it now on your board list.



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Reply #42 on: August 07, 2014, 12:35:09 PM
Ooh ooh me. I want to join. Me.



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Reply #43 on: August 07, 2014, 12:41:23 PM
Sorry. I don't have more than a dozen posts on the forum, but I promise I'm not a robot. And I'm pretty damned good at critting.



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Reply #44 on: August 07, 2014, 01:12:46 PM
Sorry. I don't have more than a dozen posts on the forum, but I promise I'm not a robot. And I'm pretty damned good at critting.

I'll enthusiastically vouch for Guns joining the crit group. :)

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Reply #45 on: August 07, 2014, 03:10:59 PM
Thanks! I love it when people enthusiastically vouch for me!



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Reply #46 on: September 10, 2014, 12:13:52 AM
Dead crit group is dead?
Fortunately it's only mostly dead. Mostly dead is a little alive.
Lemme just put some chocolate paste on this here horse-pill....

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Reply #47 on: March 25, 2015, 01:10:15 AM
I tried following the instructions of sending a direct message to the person indicated in the stick thread. No reply. Should I attempt posting to the thread, or is the best idea to look elsewhere for a crit group?



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Reply #48 on: March 25, 2015, 04:43:22 AM
Did you message Eytanz? Only the other guy who said 'Message me' isn't about any more.

The group is still going strong, and even just posting here should get you noticed. It worked for me :D

I don't know how much Eytan is about RIGHT now, but apparently, only he knows how to work the magic locks and let people in. When the Crit Group shows up at the top of the writing forum, you're in. ;)

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Reply #49 on: April 08, 2015, 03:49:04 AM
So, howdy. If I want to join the critique group and want to get "noticed" (not something I've ever gad a problem with) by posting, is that anywhere on the forum, or here specifically? I'm next to new(old fart) but newb to you.   ???



eytanz

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Reply #50 on: April 11, 2015, 02:09:47 PM
Since I've missed some posts on this thread lately, and the initial post was misleading, I want to confirm what SpareInch said - the current way to request to join the group is to message me.



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Reply #51 on: August 10, 2015, 11:56:22 AM
Dumb question, but I don't know how these things work.  I've written a little piece for the upcoming Pseudopod Flash fiction contest- is it cool to post for the crit group?  Or is that a possible breach of etiquette?

I'm very new at this (OK, this is my first crack at writing anything like this), so I want to learn and get feedback but I also don't want to do anything I'm not supposed to do.

Thanks!

HS


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Reply #52 on: August 10, 2015, 02:19:46 PM
HeartSailor, if this is a story you want to enter into the flash contest, then I'd recommend you don't post it in the EA crit group. While you're certainly allowed to have people crit your entry ahead of time, anyone who knows your identity as the author will be disqualified from voting for that piece, since the contest is supposed to be anonymous. And since a lot of forumites have access to the crit group, you'd be cutting out a lot of potential voters before the contest even starts.

That said, one of the wonderful things about the flash contest is that people generally give lots of useful feedback when they read the entries, so if you don't win, you can revise it after the fact.

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Reply #53 on: August 10, 2015, 03:14:52 PM
Perfect!

Thank you.  It will be a learning process!

HS

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Reply #54 on: August 10, 2015, 10:59:52 PM
HS -- I feel it's worth noting that the FFC feedback can sometimes be... robust. I'm not saying folks will rip you apart -- that doesn't happen here -- but some of it can be blunt. Be prepared, but don't be afraid :) It's all good.


Reply #55 on: October 03, 2015, 05:03:10 PM
And since a lot of forumites have access to the crit group, you'd be cutting out a lot of potential voters before the contest even starts.

How many people are in the writing group these days? I read through earlier posts in this thread where numbers seemed to be an issue and I am curious.

I'm assuming the group encompasses more than just the three genres of the escape artists podcasts or do members stick to those genres?



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Reply #56 on: October 03, 2015, 06:49:53 PM
I guess the real question is how many active members are there. It's been slow lately but off the top of my head: me, windup, Spareinch, gunsofchekovia and sunkist_sudafed.

Unblinking is always around lurking I think.

Let me know if I've missed anyone.

As far as I know, no genre restrictions.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2015, 06:52:42 PM by Kabal »



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Reply #57 on: October 03, 2015, 09:08:38 PM
And since a lot of forumites have access to the crit group, you'd be cutting out a lot of potential voters before the contest even starts.

How many people are in the writing group these days? I read through earlier posts in this thread where numbers seemed to be an issue and I am curious.

I'm assuming the group encompasses more than just the three genres of the escape artists podcasts or do members stick to those genres?


I have no idea how many forumites have access to the crit group, but any forum member is welcome, and I know that all the moderators and all past and present EA editors on the forum have access.

Just at the moment, the group is pretty quiet, but the more the merrier as far as I am concerned. Post, and it will be critiqued. In the past I think only spec fic was posted there, but if the critters don't object, then, well, they don't object. There is a thread in the Crit Group where you can ask them.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2015, 09:10:53 PM by SpareInch »

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Reply #58 on: January 14, 2016, 04:42:24 AM
I'd love to join the crit group!



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Reply #59 on: March 27, 2016, 01:45:00 PM
I would also like to join the critique group please!