Questions for My Flist ...
First of all, I have a piece of creative non-fiction that I need help critiquing. Normally, I go through Critters for my fiction critiquing needs, but since this is creative non-fiction--versus speculative fiction--then I can't for this one.
People on my flist can find the piece (called "Thirty-Three") here. As I said, it is creative non-fiction, so it is true, i.e. it is about me. (omg self-insert!!!11!1!!) It's thirty-three drabbles about how Bobby and I met and eventually got married. Anyone who feels like ripping apart some of my writing or just offering opinions, I'd really appreciate it. I intend to try to sell the piece and would like some thoughts before I toss it out to be chewed over by editors. Please email me or comment here if you're interested.
Secondly, I am putting together a survey as part of a research project about the canon of J.R.R. Tolkien. I'd like some input on experimental design. I'll probably do this through Google documents, so if you'd like me to include you on the eventual permissions list, please let me know. (I'll need an email, of course, to do this, so if I don't have your email, drop me a line if you'd like to be added.) Once the project is finished, I will of course give credit to everyone who has helped me. It's just been several years now since I've designed a social science research project; I'd like a few extra opinions before I try to get a hundred responses to the survey! I'm not looking for any particular education or experience, just some willing souls to let me know if my questions make sense or to suggest some items that might be missing.
My email is DawnFelagund@gmail.com.
And I'm waaaay behind again on answering comments. I'll try to catch up in the next few days, promise! :)