Critical Readers Wanted by Author

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  1. superk

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    Do you like travel writing books, blogs or just enjoy reading? A few may know I have already published one book about our travels and I am well into a sequel.

    Meanwhile I started, and nearly completed another book based on our travels in a smaller motorhome through France and Italy to Sicily and back. It languishes on my computer. 420 paperback pages that should be 300!

    I need a few readers who are willing to provide critical comments on this initial rough draft. Is it too bloggy? Lacks a story? Cluttered by this is where we went and what we did? About as exciting as someone's holiday snaps? Shallow and uninspiring? What is irrelevant and just plain boring? Should whole sections be cut? What does and doesn’t work for you?


    If you’re up for it and feel you can do it in a timely manner let me know here or by PM. The incentive is a free copy when published.

    ::bigsmile:
    Keith
     
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  2. Wildman

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    I would love to help out, I have been involved in publishing many times in my life, mainly in a magazine format. I also am an avid reader and know what I like so yes would be happy to preview it for you.:thumb:
     
  3. Mr Colpot

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    I would be glad to help out if you want. Always enjoy reading peoples travel logs:Smile:
     
  4. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Love reading so am happy to oblige xxxxx
     
  5. david price

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    Always got a book or two on the go,so happy to oblige if help still required.
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  6. ronidog

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    hello Keith,

    I would be happy to help..:Smile: I enjoy reading travel books.

    Ronidog
     
  7. Landy lover

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    Provided I can take it in the 'reading room' I visit it for at least 5 minutes every day - well I say 5 mins the wife recons it more like 1/2 hour !!! :ROFLMAO: be please to help
     
  8. superk

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    Thanks Roger
    Could you PM your email?
    Thanks

    May be too much of a travel log - needs to be a book:RollEyes:
    Could you PM me your email?
    Thanks

    Got your email thanks.

    Thanks David
    Could you PM me your email?

    Thanks
    Could you PM me your email?

    Thanks
    Going to be sent as a word document - do you have a laptop for your little room:Smile:
    Could you PM me your email?

    Thanks guys - can still accomodate one or two more.
    :Smile:
    Keith
     
  9. kickstart

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    Would love to read it Kieth.
     
  10. TDH

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    I'd love to help if I can.
     
  11. Jim

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    Hi Keith, I'll take a look:thumb:
     
  12. superk

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    OK guys - tremendous response::bigsmile:

    I have enough critics now - there's only so much criticism and rejection an author can take :Eeek:

    Could those who responded and haven't PM'd me their email be kind enough to do so?

    That's:

    Wildman (Roger)
    Mr Colpot
    David Price
    ronidog
    kickstart
    TDH

    Jim I have yours.

    Many thanks
    ::bigsmile:
    Keith
     
  13. scotjimland

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    It's a ploy to save buying the book .. :roflmto::roflmto:

    good luck, I would volunteer but you seem to have enough :Smile:

    jim
     
  14. staging lady

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    Hi, you have enough readers already ,so I'm too late.
    If you need someone to check the spelling and grammar, I used to teach languages, so could help.
    Good luck with the work.
    Lucille
     
  15. superk

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    Thanks Jim - I'll put you top of the list for the 'How Katie Pulled Boris Again' book.

    Many thanks Lucille - very helpful - may I come back to you at a later stage?

    ::bigsmile:
    Keith
     
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    Yes that's fine, glad to help:Smile:
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  17. superk

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    What have I been doing!

    Many moons ago a number of folks volunteered to be 'Critical Readers' of this book now entitled 'Just One Cornetto: London to Sicily in a Small Motorhome' - After many putaways, revisions, editing it is finally about to see the light of day as a paperback (at the printers) and Kindle, ePub etc (awaiting my green light.)

    I promised a copy to all those who volunteered and have emailed them however the chances are that the emails have changed - some have bounced.

    If you did volunteer and would like a paperback or eBook can you PM me with full name and address for a paperback and current email for an eBook?

    Thanks
    Keith
     
  18. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Thoroughly enjoyed Katie and Boris so look forward to the sequel in paperback or Kindle. :thumb:
     
  19. lou020

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    funny that,,i just started to read 'when katie pulled boris ' the other night on kindle...
    i will look out for the new title.:Smile:

    Louis
     
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  20. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    looking forward to seeing the published version
     
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