Well, folks. It was fun while it lasted.

As you can see, not much has been happening on this blog lately.

There are several reasons for this, but I will only hit on a couple:

First: It's amazing how much can change in a couple of months--both in our personal lives and on the writing front. A couple of us have signed publishing contracts, and so the need to write, edit, market, promote HAD to take preference over this blog and the services we were providing.

Second: Running this blog, critiquing submissions, providing feedback...well, that's a LOT of dang work. We weren't getting paid for this service. We had a concept and we went with it--for free--not realizing how much time it would involve with very little (nothing) in return for our effort.

Third: Probably the biggest factor that made us come to this decision, was the fact that a good portion of the submissions we received just weren't ready. They needed more revision. We were wanting to give out reviews on AMAZING, fully complete, well edited novels. 90% of what we received didn't come close.

So we've shut it down. We've moved on.

If you liked our comments and our posts, you can check us out on our individual blogs:

Angela Scott: www.whimsywritingandreading.weebly.com or @whimsywriting on twitter or http://www.facebook.com/AngelaScottWriter

D.S. Tracy:

Kacey Mark:

D.S. Tracy

D.S. Tracy

interested in: mystery/suspense/thriller, sci-fi/fantasy, general fiction, memoir, women's fiction, YA, MG

I wish I could ramble on about my school years at Oxford and my writing days with the New Yorker, but I can't. I'm just an ordinary girl who loves to write. I started off writing women's fiction and then realized I was more interested in mystery/suspense. Now I have two suspense novels and I'm thinking of trying a new genre. Apparently my mom was right: I am fickle. I haven't spent a lot of time querying. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and place high demands on myself. I want to make sure my work is at its best. 

One day, when I'm all grow'd up, I want to be published. Whether it be traditional or handwritten with Crayolas, I don't know. Now is the time to learn, write, read, learn, write, and have a blast with a bunch of misfit characters that inhabit my mind. Come check me out at my individual blog My Life In Writing if you have time.  

So now to my alter ego.

The Skeptical Hook ’er:
I have the attention span of a four year old and often put down more books than I finish because I don’t feel invested in the concept or voice. Some have just enough to keep me dangling through the sagging middle and win me over in the end, but most leave me wanting more—expecting more. What I want is that flashlight book, one that keeps me up at night swallowing every word.
I love original ideas. I may frown a bit at vamps or were-anything, but who knows you may just win me over. I look for strong dialogue and realistic characters. I want to read a sentence three times because it was that good.

I've pissed off writers in the past because I'm too honest with my feedback. I compliment when needed, but don't hold back when it comes to how the work made me feel. A writer pours everything they have into their work so it makes sense that he should seek out the toughest critiquer. Right? 
Do you think you can turn this Skeptical Hook'er into a believer? Are you up for the challenge?

Before you rush out and hit "send" watch the video below and imagine the people in it are all writers. I'm Bluto. Now, do you think you're ready?

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