Author has written 8 stories for Supernatural, Romance, General, Manga, and Life.
New profile. Why? Because I'm a cat, that's why.
My current work is Supernatural Warfare Adepts. It is a "magical girls go to war" story set on an Earth with alternate history in what approximates the 1920s. Will be an anthology of short stories, each under 10,000 words. Sadly, it will always be 'in progress,' (unless it slips into the 'abandoned' abyss) because I hope to always add new stories to it.
I review for me, for my growth. I have found that by reviewing, I have greatly increased my awareness of what works for me in a given scene, line of dialog, theme, etc.
For me, flow is everything. Everything. I want to start the chapter, then be swept away by the mental images and imagined dialogue until I bump into the end of chapter. Anything that might possibly interrupt this flow is a possible point in my review.
This means my reviews are very long, and extremely nit-picky. I will go after SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar). I will call out unintended POV shifts and tense shifts. I will seem like I'm looking for things to criticize. That's because I am.
I expect an author to respect my time as a reader. If the work has fluff, it's wasting my time. If the work is leaden, it's wasting my time. I need to have confidence that the author treasures my time as much as I do. If I lose that confidence, I will drop a story mid-chapter.
Depending on length, I spend up to an hour per review. This means I make no commitments to reciprocate reviews. Remember, I review for me.
If this makes me sound like a total b, so be it. The last time I tried to look at review numbers, it took me a year recover from review-guilt burnout, and I'd rather be a b* on FP than not on FP at all.
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