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☃ ❄ END OF YEAR FEEDBACK MEME ❄ ☃
adapted from here.

Time to spread some holiday cheer in the form of feedback for authors!

Writers: Leave a comment with your username or writing journal. You must be logged in. All usernames posted by anonymous users will be deleted. Be prepared to handle crit!

Commenters: anonymously or unanonymously reply to their threads with comments on their writing, positive or with suggestions or everything in between. No drama, no excess bashing, especially not on personalities, etc.

Suggestions for leaving (and taking) constructive criticism:
Keep it in first person. "I find it difficult to read your story because of the many spelling errors" is a fact which nobody can disagree with. "You need to fix your many spelling errors" is just asking for a kneejerk "no I don't".

Getting bad reviews? Sit on your hands for 24 hours. No matter how badly you want to snap back. At the end of that time, take what's useful and ignore the rest. If there was anything useful, thank the reviewer for it. "Useful" might well include "I loved this" - it doesn't have to be detailed critique. But it doesn't include "You suck."
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The idea is to build on what the writers are doing well, not just correct what they're having trouble with. If there's something you loved - tell them! Otherwise the good bits may end up on the cutting-room floor.

Feel free to make suggestions for what you might have done differently, had you been writing the story, but explain your reasons. Even if the writers still prefer their original versions, it may help them evaluate the choices they made.

Always be aware that we are discussing the work, not the writer as a person. However, this is not a literature class or a book group - the author is part of the conversation, and is probably quite attached to their work and their words.
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Remember that constructive criticism is meant to encourage writers as opposed to discouraging them.

 

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oh god i am absolutely in love with your writing! cathedral city has to be one of my all-time favorite krishan fics, everything about it was just so lovely and perfect. this town ain't big enough and i was living in a devil town are also among my favorites. you do characterization, action, and flow just so well in my opinion, and you deserve a lot more recognition!

p.s. the fact that layhan pacrim au is incomplete saddens my heart :(

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I love how your fics and short and simple and sweet ^^ would love to see you tackle more AUs/longfics though!

i read your fic even if i don't know who the people are, i am that in love with your writing

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i think all in all your writing is good, but you need to find a balance between showing and telling.

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i love your fics and the themes/kinks you've written a lot.

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You're a great writer but I feel that you should work on your story pacing so that it's nicer to read :)

i really love your fics, however, i feel that your wording gets somewhat repetitive, or might be confusing, especially in your longfics. other than that, i think that you're one of the best fic authors on sncj! ^^

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i liked the concept of your tao longfic, but i found it hard to follow at times because i think your writing lacks some clarity. just writing more will help that but next time when you're editing, maybe try reading your fic out loud to yourself so you can spot any sentences where it doesn't flow like you want it to.

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(feedback preferably to more recent works, as in within the past year or so. :) thanks!)

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i'm a big fan of your writing but i think sometimes your sentence structure and phrasing makes it difficult to parse out the meaning and breaks up the flow of what you're trying to say.

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I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS BUT YOUR ENGLISH FICS ARE REALLY GOOD?? perhaps my one critique would be to work on your characterization a little more so that they're a little more engaging(?)

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i love your fics! they're all really lovely and pack a lot into a little bit of writing, but your dialogue sometimes feels a little bit formal and forced, and it'd be really neat to see more longfics from you in the future ^^ great work!

I haven't read that many of your fics but you have loads of potential ^^ and don't be afraid to tackle longer fics/more complex AUs!

i love your writing! your exo fics are so funny and lighthearted, they're always great to read. i think you should try expanding to more serious/longer fics once in a while though, because antitoxin was amazing and i'd love to see more similar material from you!

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i think you are really good at emotionally connecting your readers to the story. your characterizations always fit very well with the storyline you have for any particular fic.

it would be nice to see you try more plot driven fic in the future. you do characters so well that i think you could handle more complicated plot lines.

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Your fics are minimalist but so beautiful. They make my day :D

your writing can sometimes read very stale and dry to me, especially in your shorter pieces.

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just wanted to say "when chances fade" is one of my favorite fics of all time! ahaha, your writing is good and you should feel good about that.

uhmm...im not very good at giving constructive criticism because i really don't have any criticism, so hope you have a nice day! LOL

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