My next book is REAL Human Nature, a collection of short stories, essays, and posts at Bobbing Around. It focuses on what is good about being human, and it describes my up-and-down path toward enlightenment, which in my opinion is the purpose of life. I hope that, without preaching, without even instructing, it is also a guide along this path.
I have filled it with humour, and tension, and interest as far as I could. I want to enter it in a contest for anthologies, and now need other people’s opinion on how well I’ve done, and where I can improve it.
Total length is a little over 42,000 words, which is short for a book.
If you have the time, and are willing to do a beta read, I’ll be very grateful for your feedback. At the same time, it is perfectly OK to decline, for any reason or no reason at all.
Since the deadline for the contest is March 31, and I expect to do a major rewrite after receiving responses, I would like a return of your opinion by March 7. Reading an anthology takes longer than a unitary work, so this may be a limitation. By the same token, you may have already read many of the components previously as posts at Bobbing Around, so can merely skim them.
Please let me know if you would like me to email you a copy.
With thanks whether you agree or not,
Hi Bob , more than happy to do a beta reading.
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