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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."


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.

Remember that constructive criticism is meant to encourage writers as opposed to discouraging them.


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I like the small doses of realism that you insert into your fic and I really really adored your two most recent Kyusung fics. I'm so glad that you're in fandom!

ficreader_02 | Fanfic Index

Fandom: Hey!Say!JUMP
Writing for almost 1 year on January 2013!
Critics are welcome! ('Coz I know my weak points already and asking for your own point of view ^u^)

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu m( _ _ )m

Edited at 2012-12-13 10:45 am (UTC)

I make this comment with a lot of thought because I really do respect your work and some of your stories hold a place dear in my heart.

I would like to start my mentioning that I have not read everything you've written, not by any means, but I have in fact read more than half. I love your ideas, and I love that you do genres that are a little more out of the box. Your stories make me think.

Nonetheless I think you could also go further with them. As much as I love your ideas, I can always guess the resolution, almost, but not quite, cliche. There's a certain lack of suspense at key moments in your writing, and I think the reader has to assume quite a bit about the characters as plots progress. Sometimes I feel as if I need a little bit more, or my mind needs to work a little bit harder to be completely satisfied.

It may just be with your older works, since those are the ones I have read, but sometimes I need to reread sentences because the tenses change, or because the tone switches.

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khrysallis1106 | Masterlist

I haven't been writing much these days, but any constructive criticism is very much welcomed♥ /is nervous

i will sound like a stalker but you are my favorite sj writer. i haven't read your exo fics yet (i didn't even know you write about exo now) but omg you're like one of the first writers i admire. (i actually think you're the first haha) but oops this is not even a concrit. i just love your writing!


My LJ isn't terribly organized, you're better off hitting my FF.net account.

My fics, on FF.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/~zq

Mainly Hetalia fandoms, though there are a couple for That Guy With The Glasses and one for Legend of Zelda.

Be brutally honest! :D

my work @ http://www.fanfiction.net/u/635272/Plasma-Knight

I'd rather you guys focus on A Journey Through Light and Darkness, more specifically the later stuff, because I know my earlier work is laughably bad and needs redoing.

Be as harsh as you like, I can take it! >D I'm posting here for a reason, after all XD

Edited at 2012-12-14 06:11 am (UTC)

mereblackwords @ Indulge

Because it's the only fic I've really tried. (Do yourself a favor and don't read my other stuff.) Critiques are very appreciated! :))

i love that fic. i dont care if you really tried on that fic or not, it was by far the most intense and vivid fic i ever written.

as i read through the fic, my mind just imagines the jongin and kyungsoo and your writing flow is just amazing because i -hate- abrupt or tense writing.

i read and i wonder how did you piece all these 'mereblackwords' tgt to form such literature.

please 'try' for your future fics. im waiting to get mindblown. :)

BB! You have grown and improved as a writer enormously. Your HP_Darkfest fic was one of my favourites this year. You're a good, strong writer and I love your choice of subject matter. ♥

oh chels, you're fics are amazing. please write more! I'll wait for your next fics c:


hi, i think you are a very ambitious and thoughtful writer, but sometimes your writing can be redundant and excessive. though it may be a stylistic preference, sometimes i feel that you strain your metaphors/lit devices and sprinkle unnecessary boats of flowery description. it takes a toll on the precision of your prose, as well as the flow of your narratives. i think it would be a good idea to go back and revise your writing with a fresh eye, some time from now.

you're doing well!