Reviews for How To Prevent Prejudgment of Your Story
Trailwink chapter 1 . 9/2/2015
This essay was very humorous, but still managed to get quite a few points across. I only wish there were some more DO's, to go along with all of the ( perfectly understandable) DONT's. Also, the grammar and spelling was fantastic and so refreshing to see with a piece so long on fiction press.
Sophie Penny chapter 1 . 5/27/2013
High Fantasy-a subgenre of fantasy which is set in a place totally disconnect with Earth but bears some resemblance to it. Examples of stories written as such include Eragon, The Lord of the Rings, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
achoo chapter 1 . 8/16/2012
omg thank you
absentmindedprofessor chapter 1 . 5/5/2012
Great points and advice!
MaskedNightingale chapter 1 . 3/16/2012
Although this essay has a humorous side to it, it's actually a pretty good outline of don'ts for wannabe writers. I'm currently working on a novel that I'm proud to say came out with flying colors when I compared all the guidelines. But alas there's still much work to do, but if there wasn't where would the fun be. :) plus I believe there would be a whole lot more authors than there is even nowadays.

So basically what I was trying to say was I very much enjoyed this essay and I beleive I shall cone back and read it every so often when I need a few reminders.
Dark Blue Lover chapter 1 . 1/30/2012
I don't know who Rod Sterling is :'(

Anyway, an extremely giggle-worthy essay, and probably helpful to the most of us on FP.

Names… well, if the story's set in a modern world, I think you can basically mix up anything. In my little hometown, there's people from all over the world, so as long as you hold a certain balance I think it works. However, you're absolutely right about Yuki in an 18th century French middle school. O.O

High Fantasy actually is the official term.

The Cloud note's funny btw XD and annoyingsome! I'll go use that one on a certain real-life friend who can talk two hours without stopping for so much as a sip of tea (honestly).

The expression "lukewarm porn" kinda scares me.

Only as a question, why would gay vampires/ninjas/pirates be clichéd? Vampires/werewolves/ ninjas/ pirates in general, sure (Twilight? Naruto? The Curse of the Caribbean?… uh, wait, what's that film really called in English? ) but what about the gay thing? I do want to understand it, I just don't get it atm… blame my tiredness.

Only mistake I saw was a tiny thing in sentence structure – "Annoying characters do not a good story make" (in part 4) should be "do not make a good story" but… no matter that, nice small list and probably helpful to many on FP.
chriscadogan24 chapter 1 . 6/23/2011
I honestly could not stop laughing while reading the list of unforgivable cliches.

Anyways, this article is very insightful and very direct. It approaches many writer's problems quite frankly, and addresses common problems that people make.
Clear Plastic chapter 1 . 3/4/2011
This was unbelievably helpful! (And also extremely giggle-worthy) XD thank you so much for taking the time to write this up!
Jax Creation chapter 1 . 1/21/2011
Sarcastic, sassy, humorous and cynical - the best approach there is to dropping the bombshell that is the truth about how bad stories come about. Naturally not all your points will be found agreeable but really, this should be amongst the first things that people should read when they sign up with FP.

It was really informative, very funny and altogether an excellent piece. I'll be adding this to my favourites. _

~Jax C.
Zhik-gal chapter 1 . 8/17/2010
They are really useful tips.
Lord Vivian Darling chapter 1 . 8/2/2010
Very good, and funny.
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Tailored4Dreams chapter 1 . 1/13/2010
I meant gum lol
Tailored4Dreams chapter 1 . 1/13/2010
Dang it! I was just gonna roll all of the cliches into one! Gay pirate being the chosen one after touching a cursed / blessed object whilst a vampire who wants to be bad despite their emotional restrictions watches from the sidelines twiliding their hair whilst chewing cum.

This is hilarious, personally this is like a story for me, very entertaining!

There are only two things bugging me why are there monkeys in the catacombs? and what about that ornament? ;)

Oh and great advice :P
J. Marie Smith chapter 1 . 8/19/2009
Ha-ha! Clever essay, and very helpful. Your sass is fabulous.
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