|Reviews for A Guide to Writing (Pokémon Fanfiction)|
| DaDragon562 chapter 2 . 9/12/2020
This was immensely useful for my new fanfiction I plan to write.
I'm personally enjoying the "The Hero's Journey" structure as it works out quite well in my opinion with the story arcs I plan to write and some of the conflicts as they are either resolved or evolve.
| rylek196 chapter 1 . 8/31/2020
Before I begin this, I wanna say: I may have gone a bit too far with my first review. What I said was a bit uncalled for and mean, and I should have been able to control my temper. ...Which is what I WOULD say, if I wasn't completely unrepentant about that. ;P And having since figured out a much better use for rule-breaking pieces of shit like you, I'm gonna use this... to advertise my own story! SUCKER! :D
So, anyone lookin' for an actual STORY to read? Then I've got the perfect thing for ya'll! It's a project of mine called Long Way to Fall, my EXCELLENT novelization of Pokemon White. It's got everything you could want in a novelization of a game: Great characters with development that sticks, great action scenes, FANTASTIC expansions to the lore of Unova that really bring it to life, and a whole HOST of scenes that aren't in the game to flesh out its plot. If that sounds enticing to you (and really, who WOULDN'T find that enticing?) then get on over to my profile and get reading! See ya there, people!
P.S: And to you, asshole of a rule-breaker- I fully expect you to be FUMING mad at this. Unfortunately for you I've already blocked you, so no revenge reviews for you! Like I said... sucker. :P
| Robyle3 chapter 2 . 3/31/2020
I may be biased, as I was literally searching for something like this, but this tutorial is more helpful than ANY of my English classes in school. I have the same daydreaming problem you did/do, and the info, while there, just never stuck. Thanks, I am taking notes, making plans, tweaking drafts, and looking forward to your next installment!
| TheG0AT chapter 1 . 9/28/2019
Howdy Zion. When you reviewed Cotangent, you gave me the courtesy of letting me know that you were listening to Church by BJ the Chicago Kid. I will repay that courtesy by informing you that, as I read and review this, I am higher than a hippy in a hot air balloon. With that, let’s begin analyzing this piece of literature that technically shouldn’t exist on this website, but in my opinion should be here and should be shown to a lot of people.
The quote near the beginning really spoke to me. The “gutter” refers to the platform of fanfiction, and the stars refer to anything above it, which is pretty much any degree of successful authoring and publishing. I think it helps to recognize that a lot of fanfiction writers have real aspirations for their writing, and many look to utilize this platform to reach those goals. With that said, the “gutter” should be analyzed for what it is and what its many flaws are. It seems that’s what you’re doing here.
I have a particular logistical critique for this guide. You’ve done a fantastic job detailing this guide and being as on-target as possible with your dos and don’ts… but much of the guide is written such that many fanfiction writers probably won’t be able to understand a lot of what you’re saying, at least on a level deep enough to use it for the betterment of themselves. If this guide were the syllabus for / summary of a class, I’d equate it closer to a college course than a middle school course. The problem is that many of the problems that cause fanfiction to be “not very good”, as you said, is a lack of experience (or to be less politically correct, a lack of education). What I’m trying to say here is that most of the people who have the patience and discipline to read through this guide and who have the experience and education to apply it to themselves are the same people who need it the least on this website. So while I’m glad you’re writing it and I think its impact will be more positive than negative, I worry that it’ll get diminishing returns.
Lastly, I wanted to comment on something that pertains to myself: first person POV. I think that you summed it up wonderfully, and you made some points that admittedly made me feel better about my decision to write my biggest fanfiction project in first person. But that kind of leads to my follow up point regarding how you recommend this POV to new writers. I think your reasons for doing so are perfectly valid, but I personally would still recommend third person limited. A large part of that is because I wish I’d started with that, and I think other writers may start their first big project in first person and want to switch to third limited much later on. Idk. Food for thought.
Your review section is pretty funny, by the way. You’ve got the people shitposting, the people who look like they’re shitposting but are actually serious, the people on a high horse critiquing the shitposters, and then the people on an even higher horse (such as me, right now, at this moment) critiquing all of it as a whole.
Good job! Smiles go for miles!
| Unicorns Are Mystical chapter 1 . 9/25/2019
What is going on in these reviews. My God, we are reaching levels of autism that shouldn't even be possible. A gang of six 13 year olds didn't take their meds, wrote "Critics United" in sharpie on their forehead, and vomited all over their keyboards before hitting "submit review".
I've been active on fanfiction for 6 years and I've never witnessed this level of stage 15 cancer.
I for one found it a helpful guide. Good for you for seeing a community where people are learning to write and posting a guide to help others learn. God knows this site needs this story more than it needs the 5001st High School AU story. I wonder which one is contributing more to the Fanfiction ecosystem?
Anyone who is so self righteous that they think a helpful guide should go while hundreds of thousands of vomit-inducing shitty fanfictions should stay needs to go leave the computer screen and come back when their balls drop. The site is mostly just a trash heap and has been for years. Wasting your time trying to "improve it" by circle jerking after bullying a 12 year old kid into deleting his story is ridiculous.
Cool story bro.
| Ant4456 chapter 1 . 7/30/2019
This is very helpful. I will be referring to this more in the future, thank you.
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/2/2019
REVIEW MY STORIES!
DO IT NOW OR I WILL FIND YOU IN REAL LIFE & FORCE YOU
| RyRoger's Funny Stories chapter 2 . 4/30/2019
Dear Shithead Who Wrote This,
What the fuck is this shit... this isn't even a story? YOU WROTE TOXIC WASTE. BAD. BAD. BAD. What the fuck is wrong with you putting shit like this on the internet?! You need to take this PIECE OF RETARDED SHIT off of this website. A crackhead can even write a better story than this garbage, even A could.
This website ain't for 6 year olds (I know what you are with spelling like that) sons of bitches or mentally handicapped motherfuckers like you that stay at home and draw welfare and food stamps, stay high off of and pain mediions, stay drunk all of the time, spend all of their paycheck (RUNNING BACK AND FORTH TO THE LIQUOR STORE AND TOBACCO SHED ALL DAY, AND SPREAD CANCER) on beer (CARBONATED GASOLINE) whiskey (MOONSHINE) gin (ALL ALCOHOLIC -ETHANOL- DRINKS ARE DOING NOTHING BUT YOU DUMBASS WEAK MOTHERFUCKERS AND YOUR WATERED DOWN BRAIN CELLS AND FUCKED UP DNA, JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET ANY PUSSY OR A BITCH'S PIEHOLE TO STICK YOUR PISSSTICK UP/DOWN OR GET A DICK UP YOUR FUCKHOLE, YOU DRINK YOURSELF TO DEATH) cigars (" n' Mild"- SO YOU CAN HAVE LUNGS LIKE MOLTEN TIRES AND COUGH UP THAT POISONOUS SHIT AND SPREAD IT OVER ALL OVER OTHER PEOPLE WHO AREN'T A WEAK MOTHERFUCKER LIKE YOU AND GIVE THEM GENETIC ABNORMALITIES - a.k.a CANCER/MUTATIONS) cigarettes (cancer sticks- STILL SPREADING THAT POISONOUS MUTAGENIC SHIT ALL OVER THE FUCKING PLACE- FUCKING UP THE HUMAN RACE - WHICH IS ALREADY FUCKED UP TO THE POINT OF NO FUCKING RETURN THANKS TO IGNORANT FUCKBAGS LIKE YOURSELF - AND FUTURE GENERATIONS EVEN MORE, BUT LESS) dip "snuff" (first mutagenic substance discovered - Candied Shit - BROWN LIKE SHIT AND EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT SHIT, STILL SPITTING OUT MUTAGENS THAT ALTER NORMAL PEOPLES' DNA) chew-tobacco (so you and your SHITTY breath can smell like the SHITTIEST PIECE OF SHIT IN THE UNIVERSE, and have TEETH THAT LOOK LIKE YOU EAT SHIT EVERYDAY FOR BREAKFAST) etc, wear shitty ass raggedy clothes that look like they pulled them out of a trashcan, smoke weed and crack, go from house being a man/woman whore (THINKING ABOUT SEX EVERY 10 FUCKING SECONDS -and food- LIKE A DAMN WILD ASS ANIMAL), have no life, get banged up by sorry ass men/women (mostly addicts) and shoot out babies nonstop (for women)/get every woman in sight pregnant like a damn animal (for men), have a thousand little child support babies, and live off of other people and the system their entire fucking life.
You should burn your computer (OR BURN YOURSELF FOR ALL I CARE) after you wrote this or smash open your damn head (WATER BALLOON FUCKING AIRHEAD) with it and maybe knock some sense into it (OR BUST OPEN YOUR FUCKING SKULL). This crap shouldn't be on this site, take it to deviantART (A CLOSETED PORN WEBSITE) or fac(K)ebook (faggotbook- WHERE WHORES LIKE YOU GO TO GET ATTENTION FROM IDIOTS AND SLUTS -who secretly cut themselves and are addicted to - WITH NO REAL LIFE THAT YOU CALL YOUR FRIENDS, AND SEX MANIACS GO BEAT OFF THEIR COCK TO PICTURES OF BITCHES AND SLUTS THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW) or twitter (twinkter- WHERE MORE WHORES LIKE YOURSELF GO TO GET ATTENTION BECAUSE NO ONE LOVES YOU) or some gay ass shit like that, ass greasy tire looking fat loud ghetto bitch with little handicapped nigglets, ugly honkey wild animal ass disturbed whiny hypocritical "mentally-ill" snowball, ie whale-lover slutty fucking garbage bag (PROJECT NIGGA WITH AIDS/HIV AND TOO MANY STDs TO COUNT), faggot ass cocksucking fuck, nasty ass alcoholic slob, redneck pale-faced worthless pathetic peckerwood ( TRAILER TRASH WITH A DEFORMED FUCKED UP HEAD) piece of poor fatass disgusting and and child/baby-fucking shitty motherfucking faggot bitch, retarded dirty Indian dirt with a false sense of self-inflated worth, stuck up inhuman disgusting yerrowrivver tranny skank fucker that thinks they are "intelligent" but can't speak, dumbass wetback "hispanic/latino" shit-breathed ugly shit poor fucked up defective creature, fatass Big Mac lover, cum-thirsty, facebook twitter attention whore fuck, dejected emo bitch/bastard (GO CUT YOURSELF), dumb blonde slut, sack of shit fuck, shitty HUMAN TRASH, -loving SJW weak cuck, fucked fucker fuck, cock hungry cock addict, ching chin chin chong chang choo choo bitch fucker, titty/pussy/dick eater, fucked up ugly fucker, motherfucking hoe. I'm gonna report this shit just for being retarded as fuck. Yeah I cussed yo dumbass out, PM me. I DARE you, you whiny ass bitch ugly piece of shit. UGLY FATASS BITCH, LOOKING LIKE A UGLY ASS MAN. YOU REALLY NEED HELP. HHHHAAAHHHHAAAHHHHAAHHH!
*PS 1* Stay the FUCK off of , it's for your own safety.
*PS 2* DON'T WRITE ANYMORE SHITFICS LIKE THIS ANY DAMN MORE BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR/CARE ABOUT YOUR SHITTY ASS WORTHLESS PERSONAL LIFE.
*PS 3* STOP SPREADING MUTATIONS, YOU IGNORANT FUCK.
*PS 4* TAKE THIS ILLEGAL BULLSHIT PROPAGANDA DOWN.
*PS 5* O.0...oooooooo... BY THE WAY, YOUR PROFILE PIC AND STORY PIC IS ... FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD UUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPP... SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO BURN/DESTROY THAT UGLY MOTHERFUCKER BEFORE YOU ARE SENT TO PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING MURDER (OR ACTUALLY SOMEONE) OR FOR A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.
*PS 6* BUT SERIOUSLY, DELETE THAT FUCKER BEFORE IT IS DECLARED A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION (IT ALREADY IS ONE IN MY BOOK - THIS FUGLY SON OF A BITCH CAN SOMEONE) AND YOU GET DEEP IN SOME SERIOUS SHIT.
*PS 7* GO SUCK ON A PAIR OF BALLS OR A DICK OR A PAIR OF TITTIES. Here's a better suggestion... BURN AND CUT AND FUCK THE HELL OUT OF YOURSELF UNTIL THAT LITTLE FLESHBAG YOU CALL "SKIN" FALLS OFF.
*PS 8*-*CENSORED* (IS SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE THAT IT CAN'T BE PUT IN WORDS)
*PS 9* GO BACK HOME... TO THE FUCKING ZOO. DO I HAVE TO CALL ANIMAL CONTROL? DON'T MAKE ME...
*PS 10* YOU'RE PROBABLY NEARING BLIND OR/AND DEAF. THE SHIT THAT YOU PUT IN YOUR FUCKING SYSTEM EVERYDAY IS THE FUCKING HELL OUT OF YOUR STUPID ASS AND YOU'RE TOO FUCKING DUMB TO REALIZE IT. IN A COUPLE OF YEARS OR EVEN MONTHS ALL OF YOUR DAMN HAIR WILL HAVE FALLEN OUT OF YOUR FUCKING FUCKED UP HEAD FROM CANCER. YOU WILL THINK ABOUT WHAT I TOLD YOUR IGNORANT ASS AND FEEL SORRY. WAKE THE FUCK UP BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
*PS 11* STOP STICKING YOUR HANDS IN RANDOM BITCHES' PUSSIES AND USE THEM TO WRITE A REAL STORY, NOT SHIT LIKE THIS.
*PS 12* CLEAN YOUR NASTY ASS STINKY STICKY/SLIPPERY HANDS AND USE THEM FOR SOMETHING ELSE BESIDES RUBBING DOWN PUSSY WITH LUBE/CUM OR FOOD/RANDOM SHIT (ICING, WHIPPED CREAM, CHOCOLATE, HONEY, MOTOR OIL, CRACK, WEED, BEER, BEER BOTTLES, CIGARETTES, CIGARS, "SNUFF", BATH SALTS, MEAT, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, I DON'T FUCKING KNOW WHAT YOU DIRTY PERVERTED MOTHERFUCKERS PUT ON/IN PUSSIES/DICKS- AND BE A NASTY SON OF A BITCH TO EAT IT OUT WITH CUM/BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS/DNA ON IT).
*PS 13* GO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF YOUR "MATE"/GIRLFRIEND/WIFE/BOYFRIEND/HUSBAND (IF YOU HAVE ONE/SOME YOU SLIMY SLUTBAG) AND YOUR KIDS UNTIL YOU KNOCK THEM OUT AND GO SMASH YOUR HEAD INTO A WALL UNTIL IT EXPLODES- YOU CRAZY ASS MOTHERFUCKER!
Fuck off, manwhore/bitch/cracker/cholo/chin/tomato/human trash/whatever the fuck you are
GaffNuud, Critics United
| Guest chapter 2 . 4/26/2019
I'm no word smith, and probably blunt, so I apologize for breaking toes if it happens.
The rules aren't outdated despite your beliefs. Rules like Copyright Infringement certainly aren't as every site, including Ao3, Wattpad, Tumblr, Twitter, Youtube, etc, has a rule against it. Non story content isn't, even Ao3 has a rule against non story content. It doesn't matter when they were made, they are their rules they chose to put like any other site. Are you going to call them outdated to just because you can't agree with them? What about the rules you expect ppl to follow?
Little fact: Before 02 MA content was allowed along with infringements, that changed. Harmful to Minors act is a law they have to follow, and they should have been policing for infringements to begin with as they can get sued and jailed for it (same with other sites). They update those when they need to. Your point on them being outdated fails, and shows your bias.
And before I get on with another point, one of the reviewers, and you, pointed out the site doesn't keep up with matenience, yeah someone doesn't follow someone's Twitter feed. They do what they can with little staff, but they do keep updates on what they are doing. They may not be the best, but I prefer this site far more to other site. The ease of the layout, no overwelming cluster of tags-there set is simple, clean,and easier to navigate for me, no ridiculous, easy accidental click, bias kudos system, like, voting system (thank the ever loving god for that), apart from abusing our feature (and giving us Guest users a bad rep) the reviews are not a message board (thank the loving God for that too). I also love this site, and it's sister site, because it simulates real writing experience when it comes to reviews. You can't delete, or turn off, opinions once you share a work to the public, same here. It doesn't baby you like other sites, it doesn't make it easy to hide an opinion that you don't agree with just because it didn't praise you, or you took issue with the wording (a lot of people are easily butt hurt these days so even a respectful crit gets overwhelming attacks on their person for caring to give their thoughts) and take it out in a rant on your story, we can see what was said (if they were signed in) we don't need to take your word for it and often times those people who proclaim bully are proved to be the bully instead, as well as unable to accept "Not everyone is going to like your work, be respectful" (This is another rule of FFNs btw when it comes to reviews). A lot of people are sheep though, and this site does have its fair share of egotistical brats who think themselves above basically anything, and a problem with harassment by said individuals on the people they proclaim "bullied/trolled" them with their opinion. Seriously, I'm a Guest user, I get called a coward, a troll, and bully when I give my thoughts on a piece of writing, rare I get thanked for it but those are ppl who accept that life is not full of roses, and some who understand how hard it is to word myself. Few considers why I may not have an account other than "They must have one, but is a coward to login", not true, some have real good reasons not to have one. For me, I hardly check my emails or login to accounts I do have, what would be the point of having another I'd may never use? To review that one time, seems kind of pointless. But nope, it's the bandwagon of "Guests who do not strictly praise are all trolls and cowards". What about signed in users pot?
This site doesn't pander to the sort who want to control opinions, and they hate it lol. This site believes in the freedom of opinion, negative and positive. It's why they didn't want to include a block feature at first, which is also abused. It's why they took the block Guest feature away. Both sides can abuse features, true, but we have a right to give our opinion just as you have rights to complain. And seriously, what person posts to the public and expects their work to only receive praise? You can try demanding no criticism, or negatives, but that only hurts your rep and you'd still get it anyway in some form or other. Don't want to change it, keep it in private loop of just friends. Ppl are just so babied these days it's not even funny. I swear we are going to end up with more people like Kathleen Hale or Richard Brittain. Read this article if you don't know who they are: www dot pajiba dot com / miscellaneous / author-kathleen-hale-who-stalked-goodreads-reviewer-to-release-new-essay-collection dot php ,
(Ao3 is even pandering to child porn being writren, like wtf. You can't link to such sites according to their rules, but writing it is free game. I even asked the staff for confirmation, yeah.. Free game there. The disturbing things you find by simply browsing. And the amount of CI there, thankfully they are quicker to take that down.)
I got way off track, sorry, reliving bad experiences and disturbing things you find around tend to distract me easily. Anyways, I love this site for many reasons, it's why it's my number one. It doesn't need a mass overhaul apart from security and needing more staff, it's perfect in its simplicity. Might be hell for a few, but who cares as long as you like it right. That's why I agree with this line of your work: "Don't respond to each other in my review section - this isn't AO3, the person isn't going to see it. Take it to PMs, I don't care about your personal grievances with other people on this site." Who cares about your grievences, don't take it out on a third party just because you have issues with something or someone.
I also respect you wanting to reach young, maybe some old as you are never too old to learn, potential writers. This certainly would be the place, as would Ao3, if either allowed such content. But neither does, doesn't make them wrong that's just their prefence. Wattpad, despite the evil search engine and Facebook style, is a nice place that does. Tumblr is another option as is Dreamwidth. Blogspot, Wordpress... You got options that can still reach the audience, you just need we of mouth to help out.
That aside, I would question asking yourself if your bias is showing and if you are taking personal grievance out on your readers. And if you are teaching bad habits. Telling people not to respect ones rules is one such. You have rules in your commissions right? Let's apply the logic you are inadvertently teaching regarding rules to them? How imagine if loads of people demanding things that were against your rules, refuse to pay the prices asked, etc. You refuse, explain why, but it's "I don't care, I'm paying you, you should do whatever the fuck I want money whore" You'd be annoyed, perhaps feeling disrespected as is the ones who do follow your rules? Yeah, not fun when the shoe is on the other foot is it pot?
You may not realize it but this may hold a lot of bad habit teachings. It why one should re-read a number of times, mull over, and consider how this may be interpreted for works like this. It may not be thought of often, but there is meaning to minding what you say. (But I'm a Guest, and if you are apart of the bandwagon that auto makes me thoughtless, disrespectful cowardly troll that some will demand you not listen to. Don't matter if I thought this review over 13 times and edited, and tried to clarify, nope. No one considers, it's auto assumption.)
I think this is nice, and I gained some tips to try out from it that may help better story structure and Point of View, especially in third person, for my class. Maybe even help in my confidence levels, doubt it but maybe.
But I do believe you should move this to another site as so to respect the rules, admins, and users who do follow them.
| ZadArchie chapter 1 . 4/25/2019
Let's put this all in perspective for just a moment because I think people's responses to this have gotten a little out of hand. I personally don't like this site either. I make no bones about it on my profile. I'm engaging in a peaceful protest of it by refusing to post stories on here (with the exception of contest entries, which I remove once the contest is done). That was my choice. Yes, it may be a futile attempt, but it is me sticking to my principles of not supporting a site that does not support me.
Now, as for your work here, it really isn't a story, and like others have told you (and you are well aware yourself), it isn't a story. So, I'm not going to bother with the usual spiel I give about this sort of thing. You know what the rules are, and you therefore know better.
So, the point I wish to make is that your efforts here are actually quite pointless. If you hate this site so much (and I don't disagree with you in the slightest), then why break the rules just to break the rules? Why not go to another site that will appreciate these efforts and accepts these kinds of works? Yes, yes, I know part of it is audience, but this whole notion that fanfiction has the most users is utterly bull. When it was really popular, way back in the day, yes, that was true at one time. However, readers and writers of fanfiction have spread out very far and wide these days, and I do believe FFnet is losing momentum because they don't keep up with the maintenance of this site. Sites like AO3, DA, Quotev, and others are starting to gain more popularity simply for the fact that their admins do take care of their site and don't leave it to rot. By continuing your protest and posting rule-violating stories on here, all you're doing is just waiting for your story to be deleted. You've already grabbed several angry users attention by doing this, so you know it's getting reported multiple times. Why let the talent go to waste in this wasteland that doesn't deserve your abilities and advice?
These are just things to think about. No author deserves to have their work deleted, but the rules are the rules, and the admins do carry them out.
| Miner7365 chapter 2 . 4/19/2019
In an attempt to counter the cancer pouring into this review section rapidly, I figured I'd leave some quick comments. Not sure whether this will make me a target of someone, but I'll say it regardless.
This is great, and your doing the entire community a service by writing this. It's absolutely fascinating how you build on concepts of literature through the lens of fan-fiction, and the benefits to come from this for writers all throughout the fandom cannot be understated.
I'm just... slightly appalled individuals with no free-time apparently have decided to tell you to die in the reviews below this. But hey, this site been cancerous for a long time, and I guess it isn't going away anytime soon either.
In any case, I hope this helps. If not... well, I made an effort regardless.
See you later, Zion.
| rylek196 chapter 2 . 4/19/2019
Yeah, what Goody says in his review is pretty much my thoughts exactly. If you don't care about this site, why the fuck is your arrogant ass still here? You kinda... how should I put this... defeated the purpose for this thing's existence just by opening your stupid fucking mouth, you troll. XD If you hadn't posted that, if you had just kept your damn trap shut, THEN this might've been an interesting knock-down, drag-out, tooth-and-nail battle between us until one or the other hit the 'block user' button, but it's not. You've effectively rammed the sword that is your argument right through your own sternum (how I wish you'd ram a REAL sword through your ACTUAL sternum, as well, it must be said), and it's absolutely fucking HILARIOUS.
I should, before I go on, make one thing perfectly clear: I'm not a member of Critics United like the ones who gave you your previous two warnings are (I used to be, but I left. I still aid them at rare times though), because, no matter how foul the individual, CU NEVER wishes death on anyone. I, however, am not like that. If you're gonna be as utterly arrogant and devil-may-care as you've shown yourself to be in this chapter's opening A/N, then I wish you were dead. Not gonna make any direct threats on your life (but God, am I tempted to...), I'm just gonna say: I wish you were dead.
So bottom line: Take this DOWN and get a fucking attitude adjustment, or get the fuck off this site. After all, you've said yourself you don't care, so again: Why are you here if you don't care? I mean, continuing to be defiant for no real reason MUST mean you DO care on SOME level, right? Bit contradictory there, hmmmm? Unless you really ARE a troll, which is perfectly plausible, and in that case, I doubly wish you were dead.
| MrGoodyTwoShoes chapter 2 . 4/18/2019
This is all well and good and it's clear you put in quite the amount of research to make this but there's one major problem here: it's not allowed.
Doesn't matter if you agree with the rules or not. Doesn't matter if you respect the site or not (as it seems in your case based on your notes). Doesn't matter if you think the rules apply to you or not (you're implied this part based on the tone of your notes). What you're doing isn't allowed here. full stop.
What you can do is more this to your profile or better yet a forum here were people can interact and hit you up for more ideas/assistance/what have you with their writing. I think you'd find a wider and more accepting audience than you are getting by masquerading this guide as a actual story. If you truly intend to help people and not use this as an ego trip then I ask that you consider what I said without becoming defensive.
With that said, your apparent disdain for the site, it's owners, operators and seemingly users makes me wonder why are you still here and posting? Why stay on a site you don't like? Seems counterproductive to me.
Anyway, hope my advice is helps as I would think that it would be a waste of good work to have it deleted because you got reported when you can move it to a spot where it belongs and can truly be helpful to others as your claim to intend for this.
| WargishBoromirFan chapter 2 . 4/16/2019
If you don't care about this site, then I don't see why anyone on it would much care about your opinions for improving it. It's not that the writing advice is bad, but seriously, look at what this chapter is about versus what it lacks. It wouldn't be impossible to make this into something that belongs in the story section, though, if you're too arrogant and hypocritical to use a forum or your bio page or FictionPress or any other place on any other site that is designed for essays and advice so it's not immediately buried under actual stories that belong in the story section and reported into oblivion: all that needs to be done is apply the right framing device and PoV. You put the advice in the mouth of a Pokemon professor or Officer Jenny or a senior trainer or hyper-intelligent Pokemon, etc. and it doesn't stop you from getting down to brass tacks of why a visual medium can linger more on clothing designs than a literary one should or the advantages and disadvantages of Raymond Chandler Syndrome. By allowing the lecturer to have a dialogue with in-story learners or experts in various niches, you have a way to structure and expand your examples, too. Good luck.
| catspats31 chapter 1 . 4/14/2019
Just a heads up that the following part of the Content Guidelines is broken:
Entries not allowed:
1. Non-stories: lists, bloopers, polls, previews, challenges, author notes, and etc.
You are better off putting your guide to writing at your profile or as a forum thread on a forum. Please don't disturb the story section with a story that's nothing but non-story related material.