First off let me say I don’t mind “I was here” reviews. You know what I mean; ‘I just read this, but can’t think of anything to say yet’ at least I know that people are reading.
The review is about the piece not the author (and not the reviewer either). If you are here to flame me because of something you don’t agree with me on and not give constructive criticism, send me a note; it will save time and aggravation. I post here so I can get help with my work and become a better artist, if you want to help me with that quest I will be in your debt; if you are here to pester me or insult me you are a road block and I will just go around you.
If you’ve read any of my stories you have probably picked up that I don’t have the best spelling and grammar; I am not offering this as an excuse but as an explanation, I have a learning disability. I try my hardest but if a word is spelled correctly (even if it is the wrong word) the spell check doesn’t pick it up.
******I need your help to pick up these errors. *********
Other questions I would LOVE to see answers to in reviews.
How did you like the story (or page); how did it make you feel?
Did you like (or not like) something particular about it?
Did you like (or not like) a character?
Is something confusing you about this story (or character)?
Are you getting a feel for the characters and the city?
What do you think may (or may not) happen?
scadoocooshee here on DA is the best editor I’ve ever met. Go bug him and see if he’ll read your stuff!
Last point I promise.
What goes around comes around. If you read and review me I will try to do the same for you. I can’t guarantee anything – I have trouble keeping up with the people I already read so if you don’t se a review from me I may not have gotten to your story yet.