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  1. lesliedow

    How To... Sign up for Crit Partner Match! Details here!

    Hi Giff So far as I know, the cover dimensions have not changed: What does change is how your screen renders it based on the display and browser settings. But on our side, the SIG app has not changed this at all. I suspect that something on your side has changed. Often this can be done by a...
  2. lesliedow

    How To... Sign up for Crit Partner Match! Details here!

    Hi Giff, What you see on the window is dependant on what part of the site you are in. Somne pages have content in a separate panel on the left and some do not. The image you show with the listing on the left is your preferences panel. Choosing from the links on the left determines what you see...
  3. lesliedow

    Intros & Newbies Hello Everyone

    Hi Lyn I'm prettty sure that was spam--so RJ removed it, so I'll remove your reply as well. :) Thanks!
  4. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    Hi Lauren No, we match to only one. I would suggest that you choose the main sub-genre. Odds are that is a better chance for a match. Thanks
  5. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    Sounds good! Thanks for pointing out our missing Paranormal, Ive added it.
  6. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    Hi Lauren, It's part of the preferences. As long as you save it you are fine. You can always confirm by opening the preference panel again and seeing your choices there. I cannot actually change those for you, it's a privacy thing. thanks!
  7. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    Sure, the opt in is in your preferences pane. Here is the direct link: https://savvyauthors.com/community/account/partner-matching
  8. lesliedow

    How To... Sign up for Crit Partner Match! Details here!

    Really odd! I wonder if it is a scrolling issue. Let me know if you have other problems. And if you get a chance I would love a screenshot of this.
  9. lesliedow

    How To... add Giphys to your post....

    Welp, I was bored this am and now we can post giphys! choose "..." from the menu above then choose "giphys" from the dropdown Search for the giphy you want!
  10. lesliedow

    How To... Sign up for Crit Partner Match! Details here!

    Oh! You need to click through to the Preferences Panel, it sounds like you may be at the initial menu that pops up when you click on your name in the top right. You can click on Preferences in that popup and then scroll down to the very bottom. The scrolling is dependant on where you are...
  11. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    I just sent it! Crazy day job day! IndieCafé That's the link to the IndieCafe' community. There is an instruction post there and all the links you need! :)
  12. lesliedow

    How To... Sign up for Crit Partner Match! Details here!

    Your step-by-step guide. This is super simple. We have integrated the tool into the site so you can configure your setting in your Preferences pane. And you can access it directly here: https://savvyauthors.com/community/account/partner-matching 1) Navigate to your Preferences Panel. You do...
  13. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    Hi Irene Just watch your email tomorrow for the instructions. You'll opt in and provide some information for the match on a new part of your Prefere nces panel here at Savvy. This weekend, or whenever we get 30 enrollees we'll run the match program. :)
  14. lesliedow

    Planning Happy New Year! What are your plans for the next month?

    Wow, 10,000 words this month! That sounds great. :) I'm targeting the new Amazon 90 minute reads and hoping to have my first draft done in two weeks.
  15. lesliedow

    Announcement Announcing Crit Partner Matching for all Premium Members!

    Every writer hopes to find one. They're gold-plated grammar ninjas. They can spot a plot hole from their desk a half a world away, and they have the common sense to give you the bad news gently. They're hard to find. They must have an understanding of the genre you write in. They should cringe...
  16. lesliedow

    Lecture Lecture 6: Critting dialog

    Keep'em talking Dialogue is a crucial element of genre fiction. Literary fiction may have pages of narration with little or no dialogue, but genre fiction moves faster. Dialogue helps give the feeling that something is happening and pages are turning quickly. One reason for that may be that a...
  17. lesliedow

    Lecture Lecture 5: Openings! They call it a HOOK for a reason

    Let's think about what makes a great opening and how we, as critters can make our partner's opening strong. Since we are not actually critiquing anything, pick up the book that you are reading right now and pretend you are critting this author. Start by putting on your reader hat. How does the...
  18. lesliedow

    Lecture Lecture 4: Voice, Style, and Tone

    Fiction writing is an art. When we read a book we decide whether it is good or not based on our own subjective taste. Your critiques are going to reflect that subjectivity and good critique partners should go in with the understanding that every comment made is just one person's opinion. But...
  19. lesliedow

    Lecture Lecture 3: The Completely Optional Critting Checklist

    This purely a YMMV kind of thing. If you LOVE checklists then this may work for you, if not then no worries! The Completely Optional Critting Checklist Did I mention this is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL....? So, we offer this critting checklist as something that might help you in your critting. Some...