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Oh hey, a group for feedback. I like that. I've been writing a fic for....a while, but have been out of the game for a while on writing it. I wanna get back in the game, but I need someone to shoot ideas off that won't just agree with me on everything. I wanna troubleshoot some of these ideas cause I have A LOT of them for this. Maybe get a co-author that I can do this with.

Here's a link:

So if someone what's to review a story we just post a thread on it or do I need to ask because I can help get though some of the to be review stories. I know this question most likely has been answered a thousand times or seeing how there are only three reviewers three times but still I think I need to become a reviewer because lately I has be back-sit writing I just go on some people stories yes but, making a long comment. But I'll like an answer please and thank you

392385 :twilightsheepish: Um, could you create a folder for the reviewed stories.

392487 Yeah *giggles*
I just need the chapter to be long enough to contain the intended substance.
Chapters should never be either too long, not too short. This would depend on the story mainly.

I think i should aim for between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Feels as if this should be about right for me and the stories I am looking forwards to publish here.

392519 The Pink Balloon is a fairly short story.
I hope you enjoy it.

392493 Could you send me a link of the story. :twilightsheepish:

392488 Oh ok. I guess they just cracked and forgot to send you a message, then?

if Anything is good, then I can fill your reading list up to the brim, but I guess we start with something short to see how things go from there?

I guess we choose the Mane folder(FoalDeer) ?

Then you need to get all warmed up and fuzzy with Pink joy. Le me send you off on the first merry/jolly ride them.

392483 To answer your questions in order. I doubt it was because I entered this site, because the comment was about 10 to 15 minutes old.

Anything is good for me; I read a lot of stories with different genres. So I you can say I read a little of everything and a lot of of genre when the story focuses on it.

You can put your stories anywhere except the reviews/conversation folder. That's for the reviewers to add in after their review is done.

And since I just joined as a reviewer for this group, I would like to read a story that's added here or will be added.

392482 Long chapters don't necessarily mean a good story. It just needs to be well made to be a great work.

392479 You did not get any new notification at all? Or was it merely covered by you updating the site of the group?

Guess it would still be worth a try. For the first try, anything in particular that would be interesting? Otherwise I could set you up with an One-Shot as first sample.

The folders feels a bit odd and strange to me. Apparently I need someone to post the stories in the Review folder for me.
I could stuff the remaining folders as far as the site rules permit.

Some of mystories are also available in G-Doc format, if this would be prefered?

392480 Right now, it is just shy of 300 words. I hope to reach 1,000 words before the chapter is completed.
In part, due to the publishing rules, but I think it feels ideal for the story in general.

392478 How long of a chapter is it?

392477 That's strange, I didn't receive any notification. I guess you're lucky I was checking if something else was added. I will help out as much as I can. Although I'm limited in offering good grammar critique. For example, I will be able to tell if writing dull, but won't be able to offer good examples of improvement. My strength comes in recognizing plot holes (no matter how small), attention to detail in dialogue and paragraphs themselves.

If you still want my help, call you tell me the stories you added into the group?

Hi, I am new here. I found the group interesting and useful, so I joined.

I only have one story in the pre-submitted stage, but it could still use some insightful comments and suggestions.

392383 A specific thread for Reviews would be great.
Mention the review with a link on the story, the full review may be too long as a comment?
Depending on how long the strory or fic was, but the review is likely far too long for a comment on a story if there is any substance to the story.

392269 I recognice your problem, we all need a few comments on our stories from time to time.
Just a few lines, something irksome, or just a small observation, anything.

392222 I could use a few comments from you, or someone like you.
Don't worry, I have a wide selection of stories to choose from, just give a hint and I can pick something, unless you prefer to have a look at the list on your own?
This Group sounds like a place where I could pick up some help. Anything that helps me with my writing is appreciated.

392186 It is always time to be helpful. Just a matter of finding the once who needsand wants your help?

392182 True, but if we vote on the idea alone, every story would go to an early grave. Sometimes a nice and helpful comment could save even these stories. Even if it is a better idea, only to vote after you read the story and find it dissapointing. If you did notlike the idea, it is very hard to be dissapointed, you had so poor expectations in the first place.

392183 Sounds as if you need to see stories based on new and fresh ideas? Maybe I shouldn't promise too much, but I have few stories that just may surprise you at least on the part of the ideas, even if the execution could have been better?

Ps: I hope the post isn't too long, I collected a group of responses, based on the experience that people prefer fewer individual posts.

Post a thread about it. I'm still trying to organize this so.. Yeah.

392249 I actually had the same question as 392348 here. I read one of his stories and gave my opinion on it, but should I post a review on the threads, or on the story itself?

392249 Once I finish reading a story, do I post the review in the story of make a thread of it?

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