|Reviews for Insert Catchy Title Here|
| Hi chapter 1 . 8/27
It was an extremely useful and impressive piece but I just wanted to point out that you only addressed two out of the four questions you mentioned in the beginning(2nd and 4th).
| Will chapter 1 . 4/18
Genius. You’re right
| jayden-camille chapter 1 . 10/9/2019
thanks for this! I see so many stories on this site that check off all the boxes on what NOT to do, and as someone who wants to get into writing, this is helpful!
| Acie chapter 1 . 4/15/2018
| I HAVE MCFALLEN chapter 1 . 10/22/2017
I relate buttttt, (I need to learn to grammar!) (But I don't really) (I'm getting off topic here) (There's a topic?)
I agree with you on everything other than the romance bit. Only because I have seen it happen and I'm a sad single pringle who will become an old cat lady and oh my god, I am getting so off topic here. Just gonna say kudos to you for doing this, I'll forget everything as soon as I click 'back'.
(I'm going to stop now.)
(But seriously, this is great)
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/17/2017
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 . 4/13/2017
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.