|The Fictionpress Writer's Guide
Author: Charming Dice PM
Anything and everything you want to know about this site. Want to know the secret to getting reviews, the tricks other writers don't want you to know? The answers are here. And there's more, to be written in a variety of styles. 1st draft. To be refined.Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,154 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 08-17-10 - Published: 08-02-10 - id: 2834472
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The Fictionpress Writer's Guide
Unnecessary fact about me: I'm twenty-three. Started here when I was nineteen.
Fat story skinny, I'm getting "old." As much as I like to be an asshole, truth is, I feel some disturbing urge to help you people do well here. I know more about this site than I ever wanted to. It's time I passed it on.
This will cover everything from how to get reviews, to basic writing skills, to whatever else I feel like vomiting on you.
And most importantly, you'll learn how to write with style. Because in today's age of innocent ignorance, if style goes solo it's adored, but substance alone makes everybody . . . bored. You want both, I know. But you have to start somewhere.
Like I sometimes say, "Flash blinds the mind."
Think I'm joking? Look at the most famous entertainers of any medium. Not one of them lacks style, even if it's intentionally stupid or annoying. But many lack skill. Just mastering your craft on a basic level is a start, but it isn't enough. Especially on this site.
We'll cover all that. Everything you need to succeed.
But first, we'll begin with a poem I wrote, even though I'm still a non-poet to the death. It's title: Fictionpressed.
I know you're so
Anxious to view
A story review
Whether the count is
One or none
Don't let it get to you
Remember that being yourself
Is good enough
Don't change your style
Conform or reform
Once in a while
Get a few more reviews
Never settle for being
Meek or mild
Be free of fear
Don't try to find success
Set your own goals
Pave your own road
From the heart
Right from the start
Give your passion
Total control of the
Let the words flow
Let 'em go
Then your pot of gold
Satisfaction or Gratification
Whatever you treasure
Meet your writer's soul
Under the rainbow
Someday you'll know what I mean
I've never written anything so equally sincere and corny in my life.
Next chapter is titled "How to Get Reviewed." It's a full blown essay, no poetry. If you've ever struggled with getting reviews, check it out.