Do you think your story is good, but needs more ratings?  Don't know why you are disliked to hell?  Can't find any more polite ways to self-promote your story? You're in the right spot.

Welcome to Authors Helping Authors

We have a folder for your stories.  But this isn't just your typical place the story in the folder and hope for the best.  This is Author Helping Authors, this isn't just self-promotion, its self-promotion with a purpose, for this group has two Golden Rules.

You review, you can promote.

If you are reviewed, it is recommended you review the other author's story.

Members that review the stories in this group will get to ask the people they've reviewed to review their own stories (if they have any) and those people are obligated to review them.  That way everybody has a higher chance of getting more readers, ratings if the reviewer likes their fic, or at least an opinion of how people think of one's fic.

Congratulations to Prolet and his story A Hole in the Sky, for wining the Five-Hundred Member Fic Contest! Go give it some love!

Reviewing Rules

This is how it works. Author A and B are both members of this group, and know by checking the member list that either author is a member, with their stories submitted into their folders. Author A reviews B's story. A fills out this form:

This review is brought to you on behalf of the group: Authors Helping Authors

Name of Story: Eg. Inky Jay's Awesome Adventure in Equestria

Grammar score out of 10 (1 is grammar that needs to be worked upon as basic principles such as capitalization and spelling is an issue, and 10 is impeccable):  Example. 8

Pros (list three pros)

Example: Its premise was a delightful spin on the Human in Equestria genre.

The OC is energetically developed.

It was hilarious.

Cons (list three cons)

Example: You have some issues with advanced grammar and capitalization

You tend to get wordy at times.

I thought Twilight was slightly out of character when she went crazy

Notes Section (how you can improve your fic, at the very least an elaboration of Pros and Cons section)

Example: I think you may want to try to give more reason for Twilight's descent into stress mode.  Possibly try to involve Inky Jay a little more.  I like how wordy you get, but sometimes a simple sentence shall suffice in certain situations, such as the romantic scene between Inky and Rainbow Dash.  As for the advanced grammar and capitalization, I would be happy to point them out in a private message and would recommend you to a proofreader for future reference.

Enjoy your review!  Please help me out by looking at my story/ this story: Example. Vren55 in Canterlot

And posts it in the COMMENTS SECTION, of Author B's story. Author A also likes and favs Author B's story because he wants to.

Now what does Author B of this group do?  Well, he is obligated to respond with a similar review.  If he's busy Author B tells Author A's that he is busy and then later reads Author A's story and fills out the form again.  Because he find's Author A's story interesting, Author B likes and fav's the story.

In the end both struggling authors authors gave each other likes/favs and reviews.  At the most Mr. Struggling Author, you'd get to have one more person read your story, that's ONE MORE VIEW!!! Possibly ONE MORE FAVORITE or ONE MORE LIKE!!!  And if your story doesn't get another favorite or like, at least you'd know what is wrong with it and you'd get to see a possibly better example of a good story.  That my friends, is the purpose of this group and if you agree to all these conditions, to review when you've been reviewed, JOIN!.

Regulations and Punishments

We do not tolerate bashing in this group.  We're trying to help each other.  If there is any problem about a review in this group from another group-member, send a PM to me or Inky with a link and I will caution that member.  If he or she does not after 3 times, clean up his or her act, he or she will be banned.

Additionally, you are OBLIGATED to reply to reviews and give counter-reviews!  I don't know if I can enforce this rule, but if I catch you I will begin to pester you.  If you are busy, reply comment and at least let the reviewer know you're busy.  Think about all the authors who've taken precious time to review you, but got absolutely nothing out of it.

Also, if any 'story help' or please give me a review threads are posted, they must be about a specific aspect or portion of the story that the author is particularly concerned about!



Can someone please review vren55's adventure in Equestria?


Can someone look at vren55's Adventure in Equestria and specifically check the characterization within the story?  I'm not sure if this self-insert is done badly.

Any future 'story help' or 'please review my story' threads that are deemed too general will be deleted by the admins without prior warning!  

Finally, don't add stories you haven't written to the folders.  It's not respectful to the author who has written the story, neither is it fun for other seeking a counter-review and then reviewing those stories, then finding out that they aren't getting anything in return because the author hasn't joined the group and hence isn't bound to our rule system.  

Places you Should Visit and Things you Should Do After You've Joined

After you have joined, you should check out the Forum for the Introductions and SELF PROMOTIONS thread. Additionally, do immediately add your story to the folders.  As this is an in-group activity, we do not review any stories not within the folders until further notice.  Do try to ask people to join so that they can add their stories to the folder.

Have no idea what to do if you got a review or have no idea how to give one?  Read this: Founder's Advice: How to Give and Use Criticsm.

Who in Equestria founded this group and who runs it?  Meet your admins here, as they are interviewed by our co-founder Inky Jay.

If you happen to have not published your story yet, or only have it in the idea stage head over to School for New Writers!  They've got people to help you make your idea into a story (do make sure to return here though to promote your story).  And if you are still struggling, head over to Struggling Authors.

Additionally, if you want continued discussion on your fic that you can always check up on, head over to our sister group, Indie Authors Unite. There you can post a forum thread specifically about your fic for other people to talk about outside of a review.

And a sincere thank you to the awesome site admin Wanderer D featuring our group in his monthly group report!  He also has several excellent "How to" guides that are funny and extremely useful as they consult multiple experienced authors on this site.

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#233 · 12h, 13m ago · · ·

Hi everyone I'm writing a story about Equestria's unknown golden age and its tragic end can you read it plz? :pinkiehappy:

#232 · 4d, 8h ago · · ·

So I am working of a fan fic called the trails of the seven. Since I'm broke and don't know anyone in this community I decided to do my own cover art. I need people to tell me if I should used either of these two images or look  if I should look for an artist.

#231 · 1w, 1d ago · · ·

So.  My first ever written fiction...I have finally, with the help of several friends from my own non-Fimfiction community, gotten it sufficiently polished that I'm willing to share it with the world.  It's still my baby, though, and I don't quite know how to proceed garnering views.  I don't even know what groups are out there with which I'd want to associate.  The fic has a pretty bizarre premise while being in a pretty standard MLP 'verse.

Any help I can get group-hunting is welcome.  I don't even really know how real-time socialization works in these parts.

#230 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

If anyone's looking for story ideas I can help I have plenty and currently looking for somone who would be willing to write the story idea for me, I would do it myself but with school and family and friends I don't have as much time to write as I need if I want to get a story of good quality done. And so I turn to the Internet (specifically this tiny pixel of it----->.  )   So I ask would anyone of you be willing to hear out some of my ideas and put them into worded form and give life to the constantly growing pool of ideas I am making? If so send me a pm

#229 · 3w, 2d ago · · ·

Can we ask help for stories that have not been released publicly yet?

#228 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

I have a ponies in high school story that i have been wanting to write for a while, and just a high school story in general. it will have ponies, not humans, this is not Equestria Girls, but it will have the Dazzlings as recurring antagonists. the password is kallisti. it is not that long, and if you want to suggest ideas or plot things go right ahead. comment or pm me if you do decide to read it, and if you just want to read it, fine, just tell me here or in my pms how it was or what you or i could do to make it better.

#227 · 4w, 6d ago · · ·

Hey guys, I've been working on a story and I don;t know what anyone thinks of it. I get that its the holidays and people with families are doing family things, but I would still like some feedback. Would anyone here review my story Seeking Hearth and Home?

#226 · 11w, 1d ago · · ·

I decided to write something really scale, but faced with typical problem of ones for which English isn't native language - insufficient level of grammar and punctuation. It's now the only problem, but because of this my story couldn't be approved. It needs pre-reading. Please.

The story: (sci-fi)

Instead, well... I can be helpful in field of giving ideas for new stories.

#225 · 12w, 1d ago · · ·

I wish I had known about this earlier, when I published my failed and deleted "Why is the sky blue?" fanfic and it got sooooo  much negativity!

I would have had a little help to fix it.

#224 · 13w, 3d ago · · ·

i've tried asking many people so will someone here help me with my story?

#223 · 14w, 7h ago · · ·

I don't know if anyone in  this group reviews exercises too, but if someone does, I would be grateful, because I have a little idea and I tried writing it down. :derpytongue2:

Is short 500 words max, I leave the link for google docs here. :twilightblush:

I'll be grateful for any tips and advices that you guys could give

Twilight, Rainbow and the Doctor

#222 · 14w, 2d ago · · ·

I made an MLP fan fiction based on "The Evil Within".

If you could check it out,and rate and maybe leave comments about it, that would be great :D


#221 · 15w, 5d ago · · ·

Could anyone review my story, Worthless?

#220 · 17w, 1d ago · · ·

Hi all

Let me cut to the chase.

Rough Landing

Critiques and stuff please :twilightsheepish:


#219 · 18w, 4d ago · · ·

Critique my story?

you've probably seen it in the popular works box on the home screen.

Princess Celestia did WHAT?

I've been entered in a bunch of groups like

"the Faggot's Guild"


"Mentally Deficient Authors and many more, but I have 130 likes and only 10 dislikes

I don't understand.

#218 · 20w, 1d ago · · ·

Good evening people. You know what I am going to say so let us get to the point.

I've been meaning to find some general feedback on my story "Rise From The Ashes", to see if it is good or what parts need improvement, etc, etc. What the main thing I'm looking for is if it is good as a whole so far? If you like it, that's great! If you don't, well maybe next time. So, you can go ahead and read it if you want. :raritywink:

#217 · 21w, 6d ago · · ·

Here it's my story If you review it I really appreciate it:pinkiehappy::heart:

#216 · 22w, 3d ago · · ·

My new story is getting disliked a great deal. I do not know the reason for such and am wondering if any of the group would be willing to review it. So if available plz provide assistance.

#215 · 22w, 6d ago · · ·

One of the things I enjoy on the site is helping folks with their stories as well as getting help myself. I've done it enough on my own, so stopping in to see what I can do here couldn't hurt I suppose.

Not going to be crazy active at the moment, but do know that I care about helping those who want to become better writers themselves.

#214 · 22w, 6d ago · · ·

Can someone please read a story of mine, Where the Angels Fall? I've been told it could be better, although that individual didn't tell me how. It's a RomCom Crossover, featuring Garrett from the Thief series. It has around 90 likes and 10 dislikes, so I consider it to be good by my standards! (the first Thief crossover, also!)

If you're leaning more towards Dark, I also have a Saints and Soldiers crossover I just added. The Like/Dislike ratio is giving it a 7.5/10. I would like to know how I could improve myself! It's a War/Drama crossover, featuring Deacon from S&S. It has around 135 likes and 16 dislikes, so it's at least decent! (first S&S crossover, also!)

Critique is welcomed, and I'm glad to review the reviewer's story afterwards. :twilightsmile:

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