The Manuscript Shredder is always looking for new pages to get her claws into. Anyone who wishes to submit pages for the Manuscript Shredder for a free critique, here are the requirements: Send a brief description (i.e. back cover blurb/pitch including genre and age category) and your edited first chapter or the first ten pages, whichever comes first, as a word doc to M.L. Keller (AKA me) click on my name or send to michelekellerauthor(at)gmail(dot)com Please don’t send me your NaNo word sprints without editing them first. No Erotica. I don’t read it; I’m not qualified to critique it. This is a shredding. I will pick your MS apart, so don’t submit if you’re looking for a pat on the head. A pat on the head won’t make you a better writer. What do you get? If chosen, you will receive a detailed critique on plot, pacing, characterization, etc, and suggestions on strategies to improve. (I don’t correct grammar or punctuation since this makes for a dead dull blog post.) Why submit to me? Many victims, er… volunteers have gone on to be chosen for Amazon Selects, Pitch Slam, and other contests. Plus, did I mention it’s a free critique! What do I get? Fodder for my blog, of course! But don’t worry. All victims identities are kept secret and any identifying elements from your manuscript will be altered. Prefer to hire me instead? This will guarantee a critique, and you won’t be on the blog.
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