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message 1: by Nina (last edited Sep 04, 2019 04:58PM) (new)

Nina M. (ninamarin) | 5 comments Hello everyone,

After years of polishing my story, I am looking for honest feedback for my 85,000 word memoir SEASON OF DREAMERS, which may appeal to readers with interest in foreign cultures who enjoy emotionally charged, yet not overly sentimental stories written in a humorous tone, those undergoing deep changes, dealing with loneliness of any kind or simply having a hard time making sense of this world. It is a story about leaving the road most travelled to walk the path of your own making and breaking free from the inherited dysfunctions and learned patterns that don’t help us prosper and thrive.

Season of Dreamers is a tale about looking for rain in a place, deserted for draught, and it holds our culture up to the magnifying glass by observing how instrumental the surroundings are to our behaviour and how people respond to decay. It captures the emotional ruin of the former Yugoslavia and explores the lies we are told - by others and ourselves - the truth we conceal, and at what cost. It’s a story about the deeply flawed yet equally beautiful human nature that unfolds over ten years, structured in five seasons, and it highlights the importance of fighting for your dreams in a place, where every night millions of people go to sleep, but only a handful of them still dream.

The final manuscript will be available for reading by the end of next week (mid September). I am hoping to connect with beta readers (and editors) with experience and interest in any or several of the following topics: psychology, spirituality, human behaviour and mind, solitude, nature and Balkans (Serbia in particular).

Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Nina Marin


message 2: by Reesh (new)

Reesh (transience007) | 20 comments hey Nina,
I think I'll love reading your book and for the rest of the details you can email me at:: dobrev.elena.22.07@gmail.com

Reesh


message 3: by Reesh (new)

Reesh (transience007) | 20 comments hey Nina,
I think I'll love reading your book and for the rest of the details you can email me at:: dobrev.elena.22.07@gmail.com

Reesh


message 4: by Reesh (new)

Reesh (transience007) | 20 comments hey Nina,
I think I'll love reading your book and for the rest of the details you can email me at:: dobrev.elena.22.07@gmail.com

Reesh


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Nina wrote: "Hello everyone,

After years of polishing my story, I am looking for honest feedback for my 85,000 word memoir SEASON OF DREAMERS, which may appeal to readers with interest in foreign cultures who..."


Hi Nina,

Congratulations! I can assist you with beta reading and copyediting your manuscript. I am very interested in psychology and spirituality. I have taken many courses on the subject, and I enjoy reading books of this genre. Additionally, I have experience and training in both proofreading and copyediting. I do currently have availability and would be able to start right away to help polish your work. I take a strong pride in my work and in keeping the voice of the author in my beta read or edit.

For more information you can message me here, contact my email address at BerryJessicaD@yahoo.com, or reach out via my contact form at www.jberryproofreading.com. Let's talk soon!

Jessica Berry


message 6: by Affordable (new)

Affordable Editors | 3 comments Nina,

You've got a great pitch and I would be interested in helping as an editor (developmental editing, line editing, or whatever you might need). I am interested in each of the topics you listed except the Balkans (not that I'm disinterested) and always love branching out into new subjects. You can see my experience and contact me at www.affordableeditors.com. I look forward to talking with you further.

Brandon


message 7: by Shilpa (new)

Shilpa M. Menon | 10 comments Hello Nina,
I would like to beta read for you. Do let me know on Shilpa.m.menon@gmail.com


message 8: by Nina (new)

Nina M. (ninamarin) | 5 comments Reesh wrote: "hey Nina,
I think I'll love reading your book and for the rest of the details you can email me at:: dobrev.elena.22.07@gmail.com

Reesh"


Dear Elena,

thank you very much for your message. I have replied to your email. Best, Nina


message 9: by Nina (last edited Sep 06, 2019 05:52AM) (new)

Nina M. (ninamarin) | 5 comments Dear Jessica,

thank you for your kind message. I have a feeling you might be the perfect fit for this book.:) I am now going through the final draft one last time, which I will send to you as soon as I am done (in approx. 1 week to 10 days). In the mean time, I wish you a great day.:)

Nina

P.S. Nice website.:)


message 10: by Nina (new)

Nina M. (ninamarin) | 5 comments Dear Brandon,

thank you very much for your lovely reply. Having little or no knowledge of the Balkans can actually be a good thing, so if you agree, I will contact you once the manuscript is finished (in approx. 1 week to 10 days) and in the mean time, I will check out your website. Wishing you a nice day and sending regards from the Adriatic Sea,

Nina


message 11: by Affordable (new)

Affordable Editors | 3 comments Nina wrote: "Dear Brandon,

thank you very much for your lovely reply. Having little or no knowledge of the Balkans can actually be a good thing, so if you agree, I will contact you once the manuscript is finis..."


That sounds great! I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, best of luck finishing up your manuscript.


message 12: by Manasa (new)

Manasa Kannan | 107 comments Hey Nina,
Your book sounds great and not something that we readers come across everyday. I would love to help you out! If you are still looking for beta readers, please email me at manasa.manu84@gmail.com and we can talk further :)


message 13: by Marta (new)

Marta :} | 51 comments Hello Nina,

Your book sounds very interesting and I fit some of the requirements you listed, I'm Romanian (which makes me interested in Balkans), I'm a Psychology graduate, I love solitude and nature. I'm an analytical person who loves observing and attempting to understand the human behavior.
I'm also an experienced and dedicated beta reader, you can check more details about my service on my website: https://thecursedbooks.wordpress.com/...
You can contact me at marta_antonella@yahoo.com if you're interested or want to ask me a few questions before you make up your mind!
Thanks and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Nina wrote: "Dear Jessica,

thank you for your kind message. I have a feeling you might be the perfect fit for this book.:) I am now going through the final draft one last time, which I will send to you as soon..."


Thank you for the kind remarks! I look forward to hearing from you :).

Jessica Berry


message 15: by Deb (new)

Deb Rhodes (debrhodes) | 136 comments Hi Nina,

If you're still in need of beta readers you can check out my website here:

https://betterbetareads.com/

Thanks,
Deb Rhodes


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