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« on: August 08, 2020, 11:21:03 pm »
At long last (How long? I began work on the characters and concept in 1983!), the first draft of my novel Guardian Angel is complete. Whew!

Although I know that my conservative to fundamentalist theological leanings might be a stumbling block, I'd still like to hear from people outside my own faith tradition as to whether the situations and story work. Especially if you have a background from the UK...my narrator character is written to have a British background, and I'd like to hear if I've succeeded in writing a believable British voice and also if there is any place that I can add "Brit-icisms" to add color. So if you have any interest in seeing the story and making comments, feel free to let me know via PM.

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Re: Manuscript Completed
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 06:43:41 am »
At long last (How long? I began work on the characters and concept in 1983!), the first draft of my novel Guardian Angel is complete. Whew!

Although I know that my conservative to fundamentalist theological leanings might be a stumbling block, I'd still like to hear from people outside my own faith tradition as to whether the situations and story work. Especially if you have a background from the UK...my narrator character is written to have a British background, and I'd like to hear if I've succeeded in writing a believable British voice and also if there is any place that I can add "Brit-icisms" to add color. So if you have any interest in seeing the story and making comments, feel free to let me know via PM.

Congratulations!

I'd offer to give it a read, but only if you're not in a great hurry for that feedback (I'm afraid I don't get a lot of reading done regularly these days, takes me a while).
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Re: Manuscript Completed
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 08:52:17 am »
Congratulations!

I'd offer to give it a read, but only if you're not in a great hurry for that feedback (I'm afraid I don't get a lot of reading done regularly these days, takes me a while).

Sure, that's fine. Hey, it took me 37 years to write the story; I'm in no position to be in a hurry! Besides, if it doesn't pique your interest...well, that's feedback, of a sort.

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Re: Manuscript Completed
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 12:52:42 am »
At long last (How long? I began work on the characters and concept in 1983!), the first draft of my novel Guardian Angel is complete....

Attaching a sample chapter for your amusement.
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