Fancy a whipping?
Do you feel in need of a public flogging?
Seriously, if you feel a need to have someone (who knows what they're talking about) give you a steer on your opening lines, then here's a critique site you may not have come across before: Ray Rhamey's Flogging the Quill.
Like all the best critique sites it's a simple premise: you upload a sample of your work (first chapter or prologue plus first chapter) and Ray will critique the first couple of pages.
Visitors to the site are invited to read and vote on whether they would continue to read your text or not, and then Ray sets to.
After Ray has had his say visitors to the site can chuck in their tuppence/two cents worth.
Be warned, Ray is focussing on your opening 16 lines. Yep, sixteen lines.
Go there, have fun, make notes, leave the guy a tip, get out of there and get back to work.
What do you think this writing business is? Fun?
Feel that whip. Embrace the sting.
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