Welcome to the peer critiques. Below you will find a list of novel openings available for peer critique. If you submitted your opening, please critique at least five other submissions. If you didn’t submit your opening, you are still welcome to help out your fellow writers by leaving critiques.
While honesty is a good thing, let’s try to keep the critiques constructive and polite. Thanks!
The submissions are currently anonymous. Feel free to reveal yourself as the author of your opening if you wish or you can remain anonymous. It is your choice.
Thanks to everyone who submitted and everyone who made the first half of Novel Boot Camp so fun and successful!
Complete List of All Novel Openings Available for Peer Critique
***Important: I am aware the formatting is not ideal on certain submissions. Depending on how the text was submitted, some have proper paragraphs and some don’t. I could not manually add paragraphs due to time restrictions. Sorry for the inconvenience.***
Suspected Hippy – Travelling on a Wire
(New Adult) Under Western Skies
Hannah, My Love Coach and the Riemann Conjecture
The Jarlshof, or the Earl’s House
(Fantasy) Mirror of Sparrows
(Fantasy) Crown of Snow
(Fantasy) The Inquisitor’s Compass
(Fantasy) Alice in Winterland
(Science Fiction) EcoSphere
(Historical) The Miraby Hotel
(Romance) Love is Patient
(Thriller) Beneath the Surface
(Mystery) Daphne Holmes and the Book of Cipher
(Mainstream) The Lies We Believe
(Mainstream) Running Away
(Fantasy) The Lil Gods and the Rise of the Giants
(Mystery) The Eighth Chamber
(Mainstream) Wars at Home
(Mainstream) Through the Quarry Window -A Ryan Hutton Adventure
(Mainstream) Storm Magnet
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11 thoughts on “Workshop #2: Peer Critiques”
Hi Ellen, I think the comment section for each novel openings is missing. Thanks
Oops! Will fix that asap.
I’m not sure if I did something wrong, but I left a comment on one of the stories and it is not appearing. Well, at least not to me…
Comments by new posters have to be manually approved by me as an anti-spam measure. It should be up now. Thanks!
Oh! I suspected something like that but wasn’t sure. Thanks!
Hi, Ellen. I have the same problem with Blake. As I’ve tried to leave three comments without success, I wonder if I should try again now or wait for your approval first.
I approved your comment. Trying again won’t make any difference because it is not me but the website itself putting the comments on hold. Thanks!
I am going to try to read all of them, except the YA, et al, since I don’t have any real affinity with those genres. I am learning just as much from reading others’ work and the critiques than with just my own
I decided to choose one from each genre, I have learned so much and have been impressed with everyone’s work.
I just comment on the ones I find interesting in some way. I didn’t send my work for critique, so I’m not trying to fulfull some critique quota or anything.
I left Fantasy, Young Adults, and Middle Grade alone, and looked for other pieces that hadn’t been critiqued much. I wanted to critique those who had critiqued me, but couldn’t because names weren’t posted with titles – I could have asked them of course.