If you would like suggestions and feedback on your writing, please send the first 500 - 1000 words of your story to ataviststrilogy [at] gmail [dot] com. I focus on providing feedback geared toward improving your writing style as a whole.
The trend I'm seeing with younger writers is that of telling versus showing. Many of you will receive comments about how to actively expose information rather than introducing it up-front.
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Feedback will be emailed back to you in a Word .doc format and will utilize highlighting schemes. Yellow indicates a passage that I've re-written, green indicates statements that do not flow/fit with the context of the scene, blue indicates grammatical/spelling errors, and dialogue/content that is informally phrased will be highlighted in purple. Unless otherwise stated, you can expect feedback within seven days.
Please use SUGGESTIONS: [YOUR USERNAME/NAME] as the subject header. Please send your excerpt in a .doc or .docx format.