Quintiques Editing

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Stage One: Exposition
$10
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The writer can pick one critique partner based on what they feel is needed. Up to five-thousand words per month. (Once chosen, you may not switch CP's, but you may add additional Quintiques when upgrading tiers).
Stage Two: Rising Action
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The writer can pick two critique partners based on what they feel is needed. Up to five-thousand words per month. (Once chosen, you may not switch CP's, but you may add additional Quintiques when upgrading tiers). 
Stage Three: Climax
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The writer can pick three critique partners based on what they feel is needed. Up to five-thousand words per month. (Once chosen, you may not switch CP's, but you may add additional Quintiques when upgrading tiers). 

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About Quintiques Editing

Hi there, traveler, thanks for stopping by! 

Quintiques is a group of five writers looking to help the writing community develop and produce their best draft possible through extensive peer-review editing. We are all vastly different and bring different skills and personalities to the writer's table. Let us help make your novel the best it can be!

                                 

Our Writer Blurbs:

  • Ashley: Character Development, Basic Edits & Plot Development
"Loves to read just about anything in fiction, specializing in YA. Writes mainly YA novels with experience in paranormal, mystery, horror, and fantasy with subplots of romance. Skills include grammar and building strong character relationships." 

  • Cristina: World Building, Content/Line Edits & Plot Development
"Enjoys reading YA and NA fiction, as well as Fantasy and Classic Literature. Has a BA in English and is currently writing a fantasy novel with an emphasis on strong female characters and general badassery. Can assist writers with content and through line edits, as well as world building."
 
  • Joe: Setting the Scene, World Building & Plot Development
"Loves to read and write anything related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror and is also a huge fan of comics and graphic novels. Has earned a BA in Journalism with a minor in English. Writes short stories with a horror or sci-fi influence (and is hoping to release them as a collection) and is also working on full-length novels. Skills include setting a detailed scene and can assist writers in developing a fully-formed world for their characters to inhabit."

  • Khalidah: Beta Reader Preview/First Line Beta & Plot Development
"Reads both Fiction and Non-Fiction works. Skills include giving feedback from a unique perspective and gives the writer a preview of what a potential reader will be looking for; pays close attention to character development and plot strength."
  
  • Nakia: Dialogue, Character Development & Plot Development
"Reads a variety of genres, including, but not limited to, YA, NA, Dystopian fiction, Romance, Plays and Fantasy novels. Writes investigative dramas that focus on romance and character-driven plot lines. Skills include writing advanced and realistic dialogue that help establish a character's voice and mannerisms. Also assists in developing flawed and three-dimensional  characters through their relationships, both platonic and romantic." 

                                   

What Our Categories Include:

Plot Development Includes:

  •  Engaging story-telling
  •  Logical character decisions
  •  Structure (order and consistency)
  •  Any missing info
  •  Themes and Messages
  •  Patterns/ Sequences
  •  Timeline
  •  Pacing
  •  Concept Ideas

Dialogue:

  •  Making it realistic
  •  Establishing Characters
  •  Speech tags
  •  Blocking/ Actions attached
  •  Keeping it “clean”

Character Development:

  •  They head in the right direction
  •  They having strong opinions
  •  They take risks that further the plot
  •  They’re worthy of the task/job of MC
  •  They have their secrets
  •  They have plans of actions for their issues
  •  They don’t overlook everyday interactions
  •  They’re relatable and realistic

World Building:

  • Basic infrastructure
  • Explanations for why the story is happening now (History)
  • In-depth representations of “real-life” ethnic groups
  • Multiple social, political, cultural, and religious groups that have different POVs on the circumstances
  • History that is logical and realistic
  • Strong presence and senses of their places
  • Representations of what society thinks of magic/abilities (if it’s a factor)

Setting the Scene:
  • Where does the story take place?
  • When did the story happen?
  • What’s the weather and climate like?
  • What are the social/ community conditions?
  • What is the landscape like?
  • What special details make it clear to understand?
  • Usage of the 5 senses (sight, smell, feel, hear, taste)
  • Equal part description to the rest
  • Show, don’t tell
  • Necessary focus on the most important details

Basic Edits:

  •  Spelling
  •  Grammar
  •  Punctuation
  •  Syntax
  •  Consistency in spelling
  •  Hyphenation
  •  Numerals
  •  Fonts
  •  Capitalization
  •  Flags incorrect statements
  •  Tracks internal consistency

First Line Beta:
1. What are your initial thoughts and reactions?
2. What did you think if the protagonist?
3. Were any parts confusing or unclear?
4. Do you have any predictions, if so what?
5. On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the highest, how likely are you to read the next chapter?
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