Review tutorial: how to leave good reviews =PHi.Review tutorial: how to leave good reviews =P1 year ago in Writing More Like This
I wrote this on the spur of the moment, because I’d just skimmed through a tutorial on how to write (great) fanfiction. There’s enough of those going around, so I won’t write you another one.
Instead, I thought I’d write an off-hand little tutorial on how to review a fanfic – or other kind of art, but foremost fanfics, since writing is the only field of art I can claim to know anything about.
Sounds dumb, eh? x) I think it could be useful, both here on dA and on other forums where people post to get feedback on their art.
This is in no way an exhaustive manual over anything, but some personal reflections based on experience. I write, so I know how much work it takes; I review, and I know how much writers appreciate reviews that mirror an understanding of the effort they put into their work.
In places where art-lovers and artists meet, appreciation is the mutually exchanged currency that spurs both parties to give it their all. So to make artists more i
Creating A CharacterDisclaimer!!Creating A Character3 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are no set rules when creating a character: someone could create them just out of nowhere, without following any rule. This is just how I like to plan characters out when making them.
Also, keep in mind that this guide will be focused mainly on characters belonging to a story, comic or whatever you can think, may they be completely original characters or fan characters.
BASIC STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Ah, the wonderful Mary Sues, Gary Stus and Self Inserts. What are they? Urban Dictionary gives a very good definition for them:
Mary Sue - A female character who is so perfect that she is annoying. The name originated in a very short Star Trek story that mocked the sort of female characters who showed up in fanfiction. It usually refers to original female characters put into fanfiction, but can refer to any character.
Mary-Sues are characters who are usually extraordinarily gorgeous, amazingly talented, unusually powerful, and exceedingly attractive. They