Thursday, February 7, 2013

Offered: First Chapter Critique by Dina James

What You Are Bidding On:

For Dina James to critique the first chapter of your unpublished manuscript (up to 20 double-spaced type-written pages) and probably destroy your soul.

BE WARNED: Dina is a brutally honest, completely ruthless critiquer. Do not bid on this item unless you're prepared to bleed. Your manuscript will run red with the damage she will inflict upon it. This auction item is NOT for the faint of heart or the timid. You have been warned.

This is a rare item. Dina does not often crit for anyone, not even her best friends.

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Dina James is an unapologetic geek/gamer girl addicted to writing. She graduated from high school when she was sixteen, holds a college degree in nothing in particular in addition to multiple certifications in various things that captured her interest at the time, is an avid knitter and loves Darth Vader. She lives in Oregon with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She has website at which has a far-more-comprehensive biography than this one. It mentions sushi.

How to Bid:

In the comment section, leave a message with the amount you are bidding. We ask that you pledge in whole dollar increments ($1, $5, etc), and in US funds. Remember to only bid what you'll be able to commit to.

Bidding is open until February 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. EST) so check back on your favorite auctions and bid often!

When the auction has closed, we'll email you about your winning status. We ask that you donate directly to Crestline Elementary (payment options will be forwarded) and send us the receipt as verification. If we haven't heard back from you within forty-eight hours, we'll send one more email (check your spam folders) and if nothing is heard twenty-four hours after that, we'll move to the next highest bidder.


  1. $30.00

    I would like my soul crushed, please!

  2. $40, because I am clearly a masochist.

  3. $50.00 because if I can't take an honest critique then I have no business writing in the first place.

  4. Replies
    1. You have triumphed over evil!

      We were unable to locate any contact information for you. Please contact us at dina [at] dinajames [dot] com to receive instructions on how to claim your bid!

      If we don't hear from you for 72 hours, your win will go to the next highest bidder!

      Thank you!

  5. Just to make it easier, my email address is


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