|Reviews for Insert Catchy Title Here|
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/17
You should put this on as well. I don't frequent FP too much but from what I've seen, most works here are fairly polished. however truly needs your wise words. I've seen some horrible fanfictions from my time lurking on there.
| Drengade chapter 1 . 4/13
Totally right. I expect my own work falls under a lot of this and I know i am probably the worst person on Fictionpress for updating (seriously i think my last was in january at the latest) but as i enjoy writing and like having it out there i still do.
However i am going to assign some mistakes to the fact my main writing device is a first gen ipad mini using pages.
| ifeelmad1 chapter 1 . 11/13/2016
Very well written.
| Dragon2920 chapter 1 . 1/5/2016
Wow, it's everything that has been slowly killing me on the inside, wrapped up in a neat package and presented with bow. It's awesome that you had the guts to actually put this out there and I totally agree with all of it. It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there who notices this sort of stuff.
| Red chapter 1 . 10/19/2015
I don't even write stories but I read this whole manual (or whatever you call it). Just thought that you should know. I think it proves that I'd read anything written by you. Lol xx
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/4/2015
This is great. I can totally relate, especially on the capitalization thing. If I see a story with "I was going to the Store to buy some Soda" I WILL NOT read it.
| purplespray chapter 1 . 7/19/2015
I laughed. I also agree 100%, as a reader, I stop reading the moment the writer uses defiantly in place of definitely. I. Just. Can't
| WafflesandUnicorn chapter 1 . 7/6/2015
Exhibit A: I completely agree with you on this one. I've seen it once or twice, and all I could think was, 'Child, what the heck are you doing with your life?'
Exhibit B: 1. My goodness, you are SO right it's not even funny! The apostrophe skipping has to be the most aggravating thing ever in stories. I hate it when people don't add the apostrophe. It really isn't that hard. 2. Thank you for this. Really. When I see a word that should be capitalized, but it's not, I want to scream. Literally. 3. I don't recall seeing this, but I'm sure it's out there somewhere. 4. I think I abuse punctuation sometimes. I should really work on that... 5. My goodness, yes! I hate that so much. I reuse the same word a million times, and then I get frustrated and pull up a thesaurus on the internet to find synonyms to replace it.
Exhibit C: I'm guilty of this one. I'm rewriting that story though, so now it starts differently. Way to go me!
Exhibit D: So true. That kind of thing doesn't ever happen in real life. Ever. And if it does, well that's just sad.
Exhibit E: Again, I don't remember seeing this, but it's most likely out there. You're right though, it's incredibly pointless.
Exhibit F: I definitely agree that there is absolutely no reason for it to be the first thing we read about in the story, but a bit of a description could be necessary at some point.
Exhibit G: I might be guilty of this one, but I'm not positive.
Okay now that most of my comments are out I want to say that you, yes you, are absolutely a genius. I swear you read my mind or something of that nature. I see things similar to some of the issues you pointed out, and I always want to rant about how terrible it is. Thank you, kind child, for giving this to the world.
| Ankita chapter 1 . 7/1/2015
Wow i fell in love with your stories, i came here for first time. Thanks alot.
| JDFly chapter 1 . 6/24/2015
Hey! You've been reading some of my first drafts. Fortunately, I reread and make lots of corrections before sending it to my beta, who makes more corrections before posting the chapter. Good article.
| Love2read chapter 1 . 5/4/2015
Bravo! Well done for writing this. I hope some of the writers here take the time to read it, and hopefully take notice.
| Swati chapter 1 . 3/23/2015
Thank you so much for writing this! I am so frustrated with the amount of unrealistic and badly written stories that I come across. ESPECIALLY THE YOUR AND YOU'RE MISTAKES FRUSTRATE ME A ,thanks for voicing out and ranting on this XD
| SnowflakeSoup chapter 1 . 3/19/2015
Haha, I totally agree! I love FictionPress, but so many of the people who use it are idiots. I once read a story where, instead of describing actions like a normal person, the author used asterisks just like:
The quality of writing on this site disgusts me, sometimes.
And I know what you mean by wanting to help by giving harsh criticism. It's always hard to stay courteous and give constructive feedback at the same time.
| augmentedDREAMS chapter 1 . 3/6/2015
I face this problem everyday. This was so apt, it made me cry.
| hannaxD chapter 1 . 11/16/2014
Oohfnkd, I think you described most of my thoughts in pretty much all this.. The only thing missing is the there, their, they're.. The you're/your my brain already stopped registering (sad reality and I'm not even English raised) ahaha!
The commentary in the middle of a story usually makes me think that the author wants to be included in the reading process.. Meybe they feel alone?
You have a rant mine gold here, ahhha! XD
Resisting the urge to rant endlessly,