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Professional Feedback for Writing

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    Muldanianmanposted 6 years ago

    I have many different writings, both fiction and non-fiction, for which I would like some professional feedback.  Does anyone know of a website or company which would provide this.  I would be prepared to pay for such a service, although not a lot, because I don't have a lot.  I would need some feedback before attempting to find an agent, because it is very hard to judge my own writing, and would not want to waste my time sending work to agents, if it really is not up to standard.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are several options evolving around HubPages, like a manuscript critique circle, a private network, free critiques via email; mostly but not exclusively for fiction.

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    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I would recommend that you actually post a couple of links to your hubs in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread and ask for this same advice from some of the professional writers here.

    There are plenty of them that know their stuff here and is free to members, who want advice on their hubs.

    If you would like? Report your thread to staff, ask them to move the thread to the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread. Once it has been move, then post a couple of links to your hubs that you would like critiqued.

    It's just a suggestion that could work to your advantage without having to spend money on professional services.

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      Muldanianmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion.  I didn't know it was possible to do this, so will give it a try.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome.

        I would suggest you visit the Learning Center, so you can get a better grasp of everything HP. smile

        http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

  3. cmraihi profile image59
    cmraihiposted 6 years ago

    Be careful when looking for someone to review your work, they could take it and call it their own.... sad

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      Muldanianmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is a point.  I'm not sure what to try now.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Giving into fear isn't an option. You give in, then you've lost.

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    Muldanianmanposted 6 years ago

    I have just looked at the extreme hub makeover forum, which states that the promotion of or linking to your hub on the forum may result in my profile being deleted.  I am confused, because I thought this was what this forum was for.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's not self promotion when you are asking for critiquing.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not so. The official explanation specifically states that - unlike on other forums - you can link to your hubs there without penalty.

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/7292

      However, that forum was not intended for serious literary critique, more for general feedback on your writing, presentation, hub layout etc.

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    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    The easiest way to get feedback from professionals is to submit your work to professional markets.

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    MartieCoetserposted 6 years ago

    Website Examiner renders excellent services in this regard. He just doesn't believe in self-promotion. Go visit his profile.

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    Conservationmanposted 6 years ago

    None of my former post is now applicable, as my previous profile as muldanianman has been deleted, and my attempts to publish my previous hubs are being deleted as duplicates.  How this can be, when my old profile no longer exists makes little sense to me.  I am getting really fed up with HubPages now. I shall try website examiner, thanks.  That's if I can manage to do it before the two hubs I have been allowed to publish are also removed as duplicates.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What appears to be an identical copy of one of your two hubs, A Tale of Two Murders, is published on this site:

      http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/topic/a … wo-murders

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        Conservationmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I wondered if it might be that site, although that one has published on this site.  It is "The Happy Wishing Well" which will not publish on here.  And unfortunately, there is no option on Stephen Fry's site to delete posts, so it will have to remain on there.

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I tried to correct the link above, but a glitch in the system will not allow me to do so. Here is the correct link that I found:

          http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/topic/a … wo-murders

          That seems to be identical to your published hub.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    So, now we have a parallel thread running, in case some wants to continue there:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/77119

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    Conservationmanposted 6 years ago

    Oh well, it is too confusing.  Stephen Fry's site does not allow for deletion, so I cannot publish them on here.  So have informed HubPages to delete my latest account, as there seems little point in being on here if I cannot publish hubs.

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

      If you respectfully email the moderator of the forum I suspect they would allow it to be deleted.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The OP has left HubPages.

     
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