Author has written 5 stories for Lion King, Misc. Movies, Mythology, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Hey guys, Timek here!
A little bit about me:
Anything Else? Look at the line above. I'd be happy to talk to anyone who wants to chat! Just let me know who you are.
My Reviewing Process:
Simply put, I write exactly what was going through my mind while I read a fanfiction. This way, I can be 100 honest with the author with my opinion of their work. And just so you know, my mind doesn't work like this: "You suck! Stop writing foreva!". No, I actually have intelligent things to say. The only time I will change my reviews from its original format is if it will be more degrading to the author than helpful. I'm not here to bash or flame anyone. And if you think I have done that to you, please let me know. I won't eat you! Unless you're delicious...and the delicious ones are the good writers, so I wouldn't eat them anyway because then they couldn't write anymore. And THAT is just morbid, so...moving on!
I also like to review each and every chapter of a story I like. For one thing, I wouldn't be able to fit all the things I want to say in the word limit if I waited to the end. AND because I believe every chapter has its ups and downs. It's not always the same throughout the entire story.
Write to be descriptive, not flashy. You don't need to go searching the dictionary or thesaurus, or even your own brain, for complicated words. They will likely just confuse your readers. You can keep it simple and still be descriptive.
A story without a plotline is no story at all. Make sure you THINK about your story. How does it start? What's the turning point? How does it end? Those three questions should be the basis of creating a plotline and, thus, a story.
In addition to the previous point, ask this question to every situation from the perspective of the reader: "Will _ be okay?" Whether this is asked in reference to a life-threatening situation, or the stability of a relationship...make sure you get your readers asking that question! Uncertainty is entertaining.
Nobody is emotionless. Make sure you give all your characters some personality traits and emotion so that we readers can relate to them. Wouldn't it be nice if we shed a tear on your behalf?
ACCEPT CRITICISM! I can't scream that loud enough for you to hear it through my monitor, unfortunately...but that is likely the most important thing for a writer to do. If you don't, you'll likely swim in your mistakes forever. And guess what. Nobody can swim forever. Eventually, you will drown.
Not getting the reviews you want? Don't just sit then and sulk! Sit there and go review other authors' work! Other people like their work reviewed just as much as you do. Not just those lame 'Keep writing!' reviews. How do they know you even read their story if you say that? No. Give them some constructive criticism of your own. People will be impressed, and come back to YOU! It works.
More to come when I think of them.