I submitted the first draft of the first chapter to the Critters Workshop and I’ve now received the results. So far four separate critiques have come in and they all seem to say much the same. The content is good and the story takes them along, however there are some issues with the grammar and puntuation.
In my defence this was only a first draft and hadn’t been proof read to any great extent. Plus, I had a bit of a struggle getting the story actually uploaded via the submission screen, and it seems I may have lost a little of the formtting in the process.
Still, I now know that I need to pay a lot more attention to grammar, instead of taking for granted that I’d get it right first time.
There were also a few minor comments about the characters that I’ve been ablt to address. While doing that, I had a second, longer think about Lucy the Guardian of the Knowledge, or LW. When I thought about her I could see that there was a serious discrepancy between her character at initial appearance and the characteristics she displays later in a more confrontational situation. That’s now sorted, I think.
All in all the critiquing process seems to be well worth the effort involved. It’s always good and useful to get some proper and independant views on your work.