JOINING THE GROUP:
To be accepted into the group, you must answer positively to a note sent from an admin, asking you: >Did you read the Rules and Are you joining the group with the intention to participate in Reading lists?<
Meaning: You cannot submit here or get comments without feedback-ing other members from the group also.
1.) Reading lists will be done once a month, first day of the current month.
All participants will get a piece to comment and own piece will be given to comment to another member of the group with random choosing principle of random.org. Commenting deadline is one month.
Every month each member of group can apply to participate in the next Reading list by submitting a piece into >Submissions for Reading list-Month< folder. Before your submission is accepted, I will send you a note with a Question: >Do you intend to participate in the RL by commenting a piece from another member RL assigns you with to get a comment on own piece in return?<. Question purpose is to help eliminate people who do not have a purpose of commenting for others at all. You can also send such a note to the group in advance since submission-acceptance period is one week and you do not plan to be available for a week or so.
Members who don't/can't post a comment for RL within a month/deadline need to send a NOTE to the group with their reasons/excuse why and then will be put on a Delay list and can't participate in next Reading lists or submitting until he/she fulfills her last commenting. (Excuse note is needed for the sake of not housing permanently inactive members in the group: do not get offended: the main purpose of the group is comment exchange).
Pieces that have participated in the RLs will be put in appropriate folders after a RL's time has passed (one month).
2.) Accepting all written works in ENGLISH language. Mature content has to have a mature content filter. You are allowed to post mature-works but you can get a comment on them only if the person who is supposed to read them agrees. Meaning we don't guarantee comments on mature-content works.
3.) 5000 words limit count as one deviation for prose (5500 max), 20 pages for comics. Link the comic-pages through description as well as your chapters (novels). For every piece link to the first chapter and next chapter/ page in its description.
You are allowed to submit a piece longer than 5500 words so long it is edited in a way that makes it clear where the end of 5500 words is (title part two, sign combined with blank rows, page number noted in description) and if you submit such a piece it counts as two deviations (or more depending on word number) and will be treated as such by other rules.
4). Feedback (COMMENTS) must show that you really read another work meaning >Great work< and similar feedback won't be accepted, you need to comment characters or events that happened in the story. Feedback can be criticizing but not insulting, if you don't like something give suggestions to the fellow writer how to improve. A comment needs to cover:
A.) Your first impression and feelings of artwork:
-What did the piece make you think?
B.) Well-done points (what did you like, why did you like):
-What points of the piece did you like?
-Why did you like those points?
C). Points needed to improve in your opinion (give suggestions how)/ encouragement for future
-What points of the piece you didn't like?
-Why didn't you like them?
-As a writer, what would you do to make that piece better?
-Write examples of how you would improve the parts you think need to be improved.
D.) Build in your opinion about a character or event from a piece:
Examples: -Which character did you like most, why?
-The event surprised me I didn't expect him and her to act like that because...
- For poems: this stanza made me think of...
- if you notice a grammar mistake, post correction and page number of mistake
-no rude, offensive or insulting comments
Acceptable comment examples :
Your feedback doesn't need to be long, but it has to cover given questions.
This can help also:
FEATURED- random work group admins choose, active members will be featured sometimes as well.
SUBMISSIONS FOR READING LIST-MONTH- monthly reading list pieces submitted, free of comment-payment in advance. Reading lists will be done once a month, second week in month. Submissions to this folder serve as material for admins to create a Reading list using random.org. Reading list will be posted in group's journal as a result. Commenting on these pieces before the reading list is posted won't bring you anything.
PREVIEWS- holds only short summaries of prose, meaning no longer than one A4 page of text or text+picture. (Free submission).
SHORT-STORIES-pieces that contain one story to read in one go, no further chapters of following coming: max 5000 words.
NOVELS-stories that are divided into chapters, 5000 words max per chapter.
FANFICTION- stories related to other original works, 5000 words max.
MANGA AND COMICS- pictures+text on every page basically, all pages must be connected with link to next page in description please .
OTHER- reviews, stories related to real life, 5000 words max. (Comment FIRST piece in >waiting for comment< folder to get a submission approved and report your comment to the group ).
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