|Reviews for Why I Will Not Read Your Story|
| GoldWing chapter 1 . 5/14/2014
These are good tips for this site! Thank you very much.
| tempted to rock chapter 5 . 3/18/2014
I read through this, and - no offense - your snark is entertaining as hell! If I actually knew you in person, I'm afraid I would make it my mission to keep you well enough annoyed, if only to keep the snark coming. I'm not a very good friend.
In any case, I especially enjoyed your reference to the late Fluffy (or was it Fluff?) by the author notes rant. You had me in stitches!
| Alex331 chapter 5 . 2/23/2014
This is really informative. Thanks for posting!
| DeepAndSoulful chapter 5 . 5/6/2013
I completely love your guide! It really helped me as a reader!
| FerSureMaybe chapter 5 . 1/16/2012
I just found this and am so happy I did! Thank you very much, it is way too helpful :)
| Lonely Tylenol chapter 1 . 5/22/2011
Great advice. I'm actually kind of sad to admit I do the same thing with checking the chapter/review ratio...I'm definitely going to take your words to heart and apply them to my own work. Thanks for posting this!
| plumblossom chapter 1 . 2/23/2011
. . ._review count_ . . . "If others don't feel your story is worth reviewing, then why should I bother myself with it? "
That's too bad: I now have a policy of going out of my way to review stories that deserve them but don't get them, but it's not a common policy. Mostly people review the stories that are already getting reviews. I've read some really excellent stories that nobody seemed to have noticed before.
| S. J. Vanne chapter 5 . 12/13/2010
I noticed you added my story to your alerts. I thought this outline was actually quite helpful. If there is anything wrong with my story, please let me know. I like constructive criticism, it helps me a lot. I know I have a few mistakes in my story, but the only time I really get to work on it is at three in the morning, so sometimes my mind doesn't quite pick up on things.
| Indigo Masquerade chapter 5 . 11/28/2010
Maybe you could do something about specific genres? Or maybe you want to stay more general. I dunno, it's up to you.
Another great chapter, I'm looking forward to more.
| Indigo Masquerade chapter 4 . 11/28/2010
I want to read the story about Shaniqua the ghetto princess xD
I love it when you talk abouut characters. The technical stuff is very helpful, but this is what interests me most. I like to think I'm ok at creating characters but I definitly picked up some tips here.
Loved your rant on Mary-Sues and I'm glad to see you're not a Twilight fan. I remember the first story I wrote, starring a painfully self-rightious, humble, beautiful Sue named Taylor. She had the tragic background, the powers, everything. She was of course a thinner, blonder version of me. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. I was only twelve :P I have also become beautiful since I wrote about Taylor so I don't write Sues anymore ;) It's the perfect cure.
I'm really enjoying this guide. Thanks so much for writing it!
| Indigo Masquerade chapter 3 . 11/28/2010
Another fab chapter. Why'd I use the word fab? I'm feeling festive.
I personally hate the vast majority of prologues, especially on this site. The ones I come across are usually vague and never explained properly as the story progreses.
I don't do much, editing-wise. I finish my writing, leave it alone for a while, then go over it. Usually I cringe and change it so it's unrecognisable. Rinse and repeat about five times, throw in a few spell/grammar checks and I'm good to go. You'd think.
| Indigo Masquerade chapter 2 . 11/28/2010
Crap, I always forget to use a comma rather than a period in speech. Thanks for drawing my attention to it, it's something I'll have to watch out for in my writing.
I seriously would like to show this chapter to 60% of this websites' users, haha. It's very helpful.
| Indigo Masquerade chapter 1 . 11/28/2010
Not sure how to review this seeing as it's nonfiction, but I'll give it a go anyway.
Love it so far, I agree with every point you've made. Nice to see I'm not the only one who's been mistaken for a flamer by an over sensitive writer.
The Untitled thing especially gets my goat for some reason. I don't think I've ever failed to pass on a story called Untitled.
Again, I love this. On to the next chapter :)
| SeveRemus chapter 5 . 10/22/2010
Bravo! I have a list of common errors on my profile page, but I think you've just inspired me to create a "rant" essay of my own. It probably won't be as informative as yours, just a list of "DON'T!"s, but still.
Oh, and I found "less that perfect" in this chapter.
| SeveRemus chapter 4 . 10/22/2010
Loving this so far, although I'm only skimming it!
A couple of things that I noticed, which I'm sure will make you groan:
"This mostly effects the ending of your book"
"If you think about read life"