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KT-ImmortalIncarnate chapter 1 . 9/1/2010
Yes! Someone who gives good advice!

Thanks for the 'story', though I must admit I do overuse exclamation marks... and periods... Hehe...

Anyway, it's a useful guide, thank you! I'm sure it will come in handy if I ever recheck my work.

I check as I'm writing, but it never hurts to do as suggested.

Good luck with your stories!
Scheherzade chapter 1 . 8/30/2010
You just made my frickin day.

I ABHOR half the stories on this site because of all that you listed. Especially the your v.s you're thing. I mean, come ON - how hard is it to differentiate between the two?

I seriously love you for writing this!

- Sherry
sweetpoet2003 chapter 1 . 8/27/2010
Awesome! I don't understand what happened to this site. I've been on here since 2004 and used to love reading the stories. Now I have to go through 20 pages before I find a decent, ORIGINAL story. All the good ones were taken down due to plagiarism. Argh teeny boppers ruin everything. And if I see one more freaking Twilightish story I'll vomit. I don't even look in the supernatural section anymore.
likelemondrops chapter 1 . 8/25/2010

This made me laugh. I'm sure I've done some of those things, too, but I still laughed. I really think more people should read this! It bugs the crap out of me when I find something here on FictionPress with a good story-line but horrible grammar, overused adjectives, and so on.

Finally someone is willing to get straight to the point about this stuff.
8caratcarrot chapter 1 . 8/21/2010
Love this! Thanks for this much needed guide to write a better romance fiction. People who exemplify these mistakes really do irritate me. This is so helpful, not only in educating readers on important elements of a good fiction, but also in shedding light on mistakes that I sometimes make. Thanks a bunch! And I will check out your collection of favorite stories. Knowing that you'll only fav the stories sans grammar errors is a comforting thought. And you seem like you have high expectations and good taste.

Great guide here. I'm sure many authors have learned from this.
King Patch chapter 1 . 8/17/2010
oh, i'm so happy you wrote this (and sorry i am not capitalizing my 'i'). i thought i might be going a little crazy when i saw what kind of writing was winning prizes at SKOW, but at least you seem to have noticed as well.

but in the end, this is a place largely for the writing by fourteen-year-olds, for fourteen-year-olds.. and i hope your words impress upon them all your good points.
silverspigot chapter 1 . 8/14/2010
Wow...I LOVE IT! I do believe I myself have gone through every single problem in one story or other. A great read!
TheLike chapter 1 . 8/11/2010
I nearly choked because of how hard I was laughing when reading this. Finally SOMEONE says it. I think reading this should be required before anyone is allowed to put up a story, because some of the stories I see on here are identical to the things you're saying not to do, and I want to cry every time I see something like your example,

Im not going to lie, he looked pretty stupid. He was drenched from head to toe in mud, wearing a stupid grin. I didnt want to be mean, but i didnt want to let him think it was okay to look so stupid!

"Greg, u look stupid!" i said, unable to control myself, bursting into a fit of laughter. it was hard not to laugh at him, cuz he was so stupid looking!
Empyreal Melody chapter 1 . 8/11/2010
If I could facebook "like" this story I would. Since I can't, I am telling you that this provided me great amusement and for that I owe you a million thanks, especially since this needed to be done. Kisses!
musculoskeletal chapter 1 . 8/9/2010
I love you.
BoomChu chapter 1 . 8/9/2010
This is so true. You have basically summed up everything that I try to avoid in stories these days. This is brilliant. I am not worthy to be in your presence haha :)
mizgardenia21 chapter 1 . 8/9/2010
I liked this.
Breck Colleen chapter 1 . 8/9/2010
You speak so much truth here. Thank you, many times over.
finally chapter 2 . 8/8/2010
Goodness every thing you covered makes me feel a little less alone. I hate those errors that people make. I don't think I can thank you enough for writing this down.
The Girl On Jupiter chapter 1 . 8/8/2010
Thank you so much! I absolutely hate when I see these things on FP. I think the quality of the stories here are kind of detereorating. I can forgive a few small mistakes in each chapter in a story, but it's usually not just a few. I don't completely agree with everything you say here, but you are still definitely awesome. And Exhibit G is my favorite. If I see any grammar, punctuation, spelling, or capitalization mistakes, or chat speak in a summary (or a title in rare cases), I will not read the story, no matter how small the mistake is. I just skip over it.

Also, just to rant a bit(because I am a nerd), I absolutely hate it when I see spelling mistakes in a story. I'm not the best speller (in fact, I'm pretty bad), but Spell Check is such an easy tool to use! I mean, I assume most people have it RIGHT THERE in their tool box! Personally, I use it about every ten paragraphs when I'm writing something.

And I must say, THANK GOD for Spell Check!

Sorry for any spelling mistakes in this, after my rant about spelling.I don't have Spell Check. /
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