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.

Comments ( 192 )

#356934 · 5d, 3h ago · · ·


Just putting my foot in for some decent feedback for my little fic. Give me your fairest critisms!

#356105 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

I just posted my first story, and In getting very mixed reviews on it, I'd like a lot more opinions, so whoever looks is very appreciated :twilightsmile:

#355719 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

Hi guys!  I came by to say hello, and I'm looking forward to trying to help others out.  I don't know if I actually can help, but it doesn't hurt to try, right?

#354798 · 3w, 2d ago · · ·

Hello everybody! Don't know if this is alright. If I'm not allowed to ask this then I will just be on my way.  Just needing somebody to help/collab(if you want) with my new story! Send me a message so we can get started and get to know each other. If you do indeed help me I will give full credit in the top of the story description. THANK YOU!

#350668 · 7w, 5d ago · · ·

Hi! I'm new and here's stuff about me:

I'm a good writer

I'm an excellent editor

I fuss over spelling mistakes

I lack motivation

Also, I enjoy writing with someone, I find it less stressful than on my own. Plus, it's more fun and my partner(s) motivate me

(Really I'm looking for assistance in actually WRITING my return, I'd do the same)

Comment posted by Aila deleted at 1:18pm on the 24th of February, 2014
#349714 · 8w, 5d ago · · ·

Hello (timidly waves) I am new to writing and would greatly appreciate any advice or feedback on any of my stories. If you can awesome and if not understandable. :scootangel:

#348884 · 9w, 4d ago · · ·

Hello there. I thought I join in. Any critque on my story Armor fillies is nice. :pinkiehappy:

#347060 · 11w, 3d ago · · ·

Hey, would it be possible for anyone here to look at my story; My Little Pony: The Redemption of the Dragon Empire? This is my first MLP fic, and I'd like some help in making sure my OC stays away from being a Gary-Stu, and keeping the other ponies in character. Also, if there's anyone that can point out ANY grammar or punctuation errors, I'd really appreciate it.

#346509 · 12w, 8h ago · · ·

hey I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers on my story telling? I want to get more views/ critiques on my story which I would like to possibly promote beyond I feel my blurb summary isn't captivating or interesting enough and maybe that's why I'm not getting as much attention? im always happy to receive tips and comments! thank you!!:pinkiehappy:

#345979 · 12w, 4d ago · · ·

Hey, I love the page. But I am a author trying to get a good story off the ground and I need some help. :)

#343850 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·

>>342959 take a look at the checklist that appears when you first click "submit" If your story has are doesn't have the things listed, you might want to go back and edit Hope this helps! <3 :twilight smile:

join my group:pinkiehappy:

Comment posted by WrathOfThyCanterlotVoice deleted at 4:28am on the 8th of January, 2014
#342959 · 15w, 2d ago · · ·

Hey can someone help me I want to post a story but it wont let me submit I'm confused?

#342118 · 16w, 20h ago · · ·

Can someone please take a look at the pacing of the first chapter of Fallout: Equestria - Resurgence? I'm not sure if I sould expand upon it some more...

#341119 · 17w, 2d ago · · ·

I added my story Ponyville Paintball to this group not only to promote it, but to show my support to any authors struggling with their carefully constructed fics not making it big: this fic was one I'd put a lot of effort to in the first chapters, and although the feedback I got for it was very good, it was minimal compared to what I expected. So I got frustrated and dropped the entire fimfic game thinking only fast food clop could make it. Recently I've decided to give it another shot because I felt like a quitter, so I doubled in effort and now it's much better written and it got featured recently! So to any writers feeling unappreciated, don't give up! Just give it the best you got no matter what!

Anything is possible! :rainbowdetermined2:

#338944 · 19w, 4d ago · · ·

If anybody is interested in looking at a story based on the works of Stephen King, or just enjoy the wild west genre in general, then I offer my story, "The Country of Roses," for your perusal on my page. I will return the favour to anyone kind enough.

#338691 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·

Hello.  I would appreciate if anyone would take the time to read and post a review of my story, The Club Wars.  It's not done yet, in fact it's in it's earlier stages, but I would like to know what could make it better in the future.  You can go ahead and rip me to shreds, as I tend to learn best that way.  Thank you for your time

#338655 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·


New guy who needs help. Willing to take any criticism in strides but don't rip me apart here. Would like to hear what people have to say about my story that I just wrote.

Gladly help anyone who asks for it.

#338344 · 20w, 1d ago · · ·


Huh, how did I miss that?

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