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!

Eg.

Unacceptable:

Can someone please review vren55's adventure in Equestria?

Acceptable

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 Fimfiction.net 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 ( 217 )

#372925 · 1d, 19h ago · · ·

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

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/209959/sweetie-bun-and-goofball

#372550 · 5d, 18h ago · · ·

My new story http://www.fimfiction.net/story/194698/apprentice-of-the-moon-tales-of-a-teen-drake 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.

#372383 · 1w, 1d 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.

#372326 · 1w, 1d 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:

#372304 · 1w, 2d ago · · ·

Hey guys i'm still pretty new to the site and writing cause I think that PM is page message right? And i'm a little confused on the reviewing author A and reviewing author B thing. I think i'll understand better if someone could show me what to do :twilightblush:

#372161 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

I just reviewed lyra_lover777's story: Washed Away.

Now is the review supposed to be posted in the comment section of their story or not? I posted it there but if I was supposed to post it somewhere else please let me know. :pinkiesad2:

#370624 · 3w, 1d ago · · ·

I posted two stories that need a lot of help and one story that is in my opinion my best work that keeps failing moderation.

#370619 · 3w, 1d ago · · ·

I'm not sure how to post my story here for review.

#369812 · 4w, 20h ago · · ·

Can anyone tell me what you mean by double spacing out paragraphs?

#369212 · 4w, 6d ago · · ·

Hey, I'm an author here that's open to reviewing stories for other authors posting to this group looking for help. Just send me a pm and I can hop right on it.

#369198 · 4w, 6d ago · · ·

That wave of sadness when the story you spent ages on fails moderation. When you don't understand what you're supposed to do and PM them. Then the wait for a reply. :fluttercry:

#367757 · 6w, 4d ago · · ·

Um, Hi everyone,

I just want to say that I unfortunately submitted my friend's story to some folders; I foolishly forgot about the group's policies regarding that matter, especially considering the last time. I assure you it was an honest mistake and I've promptly removed the story from each folder myself immediately once I remembered the policy. Again, I apologize for my mistake.

#365904 · 9w, 17h ago · · ·

Hi! Any critique on my story, Scootaloo's mind is appreciated.:twilightsmile:

#365154 · 9w, 6d ago · · ·

*pokes head in* Sorry... Oh- um... hi guys.... wow... that's a lot of members... I hope no one hates me... I- I was just wondering if anyone would like to help me out with my story- if it's alright with you, I mean... :fluttershyouch: I'm not five minutes into this place and I already look stupid... I'm just wondering because I'm really anxious if I've done it right or not, and I'm scared to put it up fully in case it's taken negatively... Great, now I look like an idiotic child who doesn't know better... Why must I be so stupid... (also, me biting at myself is what I do on a regular basis, so I wouldn't worry about that if I were you...) T-thanks.... and sorry if I wasted your time...

#364920 · 10w, 1d ago · · ·

Hey :pinkiehappy:

I was wondering if anyone could help me out, I know exactly where I want my story to finish and what I want it to be about but having written (and submitted) the first chapter I've just got totally stumped. I don't know how to reach that goal that I want the fic to reach at the end. If anyone wants to pm me that would be great and I'll give you more details and stuff

Thanks :pinkiehappy:

#362816 · 13w, 7h ago · 1 · ·

How do I post my story here?

#362348 · 13w, 5d ago · · ·

Hey everyone, new member here. Just wondering if anyone could help me with plot details and proper reasons for my story to make sense. Just shoot me a PM. Thank you.

#361743 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·

Hello i just wrote a new story and i was wondering if somebody could give some reviews on my story and i could review your story maybe

#361449 · 14w, 6d ago · · ·

Hi guys looking to review some fics here just achieved my A* in English literature and am now willing to help others just pm me your fic name and I will get round to it and reply with what i liked and some constructive criticism so yea bye :derpytongue2:

#361131 · 15w, 2d ago · · ·

Hello, I'm trying to get some legitimate feed back to give me some perspective on my first fanfic. So far I've just had to assume that everything is going fine, but I can't seem to shake the horrible feeling that I'm actually just atrocious.

I know they say all creators have this paranoia in some form, but I would probably feel a lot more at ease if I was given some perspective on my writing and some direction for improvement.

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