Reviews for There's no take two
Daggian chapter 3 . 9/21/2008
You always seems to have good advice...I really need to update those stories...I know I started the chapters but I can't find my notes for them. .
I see London I see Sam's Town chapter 3 . 9/9/2008
As far as summaries go, I don't mind reading "R&R please... first story." ...These people just better not expect me to give them a compliment filled review (unless I really do like what I've read)! I don't mind warnings about lemons and what not, since I don't read/write them, but it's best to put warnings up top in the chapters.

Happy writing J.V. :)
Daggian chapter 2 . 8/19/2008
There is some very good advice here. What I would like to see discussed are good and bad ideas of using magic in stories. I have done a few but got bored with them and never posted. I guess I got bored of them because I didn't set in rules for magic or any guidelines. I would greatly appriceate it...And my spelling is starting to suck so later!
I see London I see Sam's Town chapter 2 . 8/5/2008
Well, I read the reviews, and I agree with some of the things panopticon said. Like, for example, the things with the characters... A character might appeal to the liking of you and a few other readers, but it could be that the majority of readers dislike the character or vice versa. I don't think the level of possible reader appeal should matter-as long as major characters are dimensional and not flat, as well as interesting, it's all good.

Also, like panopticon said, this is FP after all, so there are many inexperienced writers out there (on this site). But despite that, I do agree with your "there's no take two" idea to some extent... If I read a person's story and notice he/she has errors, I'll point them out and offer advice and the like, but I have to say that it becomes quite frustrating when I'm constantly reading "loose" rather than "lose" when I've pointed it out several times to the writer. Ughers! D: This is the reason why I've given up on most writers here-they don't seem to want to listen to me (or other FP writers).

Ah, yes... ideas and planning :F I love it when ideas come, but planning and plotting can be difficult. The best advice I've received from others and actual, published authors is this: if you're serious about writing, sit down for a certain period of time every day, and just write. It might be a good piece of writing, or it might not. I find that it's best to do the planning and brainstorming when not writing, and then to connect the sections. I do most of my planning while I'm daydreaming :P

J.V.
Koki Enwai chapter 2 . 8/4/2008
I have to say, I would be interested in hearing more about this "tragedy". . .

Anyway, I'm really enjoying this. I used to get ideas and right away want to start a story. But it would last about two seconds and then I'd get frustrated and throw it away. Now, I actually PLAN, which means having a bit of patience. Things definitely work better that way.

Thanks again for the great chapter! I'm looking forward to more!

- Koki
Ergot Dancer chapter 1 . 8/1/2008
"I would give the writer one chance to sell me his/her story. It’s either good or bad."

- This is FictionPress, so it will almost certainly be bad.

"Would you?"

- That would depend on the circumstances. If I thought it could be improved, or that I could offer any useful advice, then probably I would.

"Are the characters realistic and likeable?"

- Characters don't need to be likeable, they just need to be interesting.

"since my non-fiction stats have surprisingly overtaken my fiction parts, I have decided to start another non-fiction entry instead. In business terms, you pause those that don’t make profit, and concentrate on those that do."

- You don't seriously base your decisions on what to write on your FictionPress statistics, do you?
effervescent-sentiments chapter 1 . 7/31/2008
What a good idea! I hope your advice is as helpful and professional as your introduction makes it out to be - you seem to be a smart cookie.

I'll follow along. :)
Koki Enwai chapter 1 . 7/29/2008
This looks pretty interesting! And helpful. I can't wait for more.

- Koki