EDIT AS OF 2/12/14
Hey there! jackofalltrades0097
I just wanted to inform everyone that I FINALLY finished cleaning the Critique folder!!! It now has pieces that are open for critiquing, and that, should you want to have your work commented on, you can pick through and give feedback to.
We HIGHLY encourage you to submit to the critique folder! This not only encourages a healthy relationship between writers on DA, but it will push things along to make this a more active folder! I'm very excited about it, and I would love to see more people get involved!
Just a quick couple of reminders -
- Critiquing is not "I like this", "This sucks", or "Not bad". Comments like this will not be counted towards your 2 critiques.
- Please be patient. We only just now got things rolling on this, so it's going to take some time.
- YOU MUST LINK TO THE PIECES YOU COMMENTED ON IN YOUR DESCRIPTION!!! I cannot stress this enough!!! We will NOT be searching through every single deviation to find your comments, and will wind up declining your piece if you don't do this.
- Please put what you'd like for people to critique in the description as well! It's helpful for the critiquer to know if you're just looking for grammar help, or if you're wanting to know if the characters sound "real" enough.
School is winding down, so please be patient as tests are coming up for quite a few of the admins. We're still here! Real life is just being a pain in the butt >.<;
Have a good night!!!
END OF EDIT
We've decided to try something new and experimental regarding the critique folder. From now on, to receive feedback you must first give feedback. Now don't go panicking and thinking to yourself that you have no clue how to do that. It's quite simple and never fear, you're not expected to give an in-depth critique of a piece of literature.
What did you like?
What was your response/feeling towards the piece?
Any awkward wording that could be written better?
These are just a few things to respond to if you're completely stuck on how to give feedback. You can write whatever you'd like, just please, don't just give feedback that only says you like it. Expand on that. A few words as feedback will not be counted. Please also remember to be polite and constructive.
This is to help others improve, not to put them down.
You must give two feedbacks to the two pieces before your own. (Should be the first two when you click on the critiques folder. This isn't a pick and choose just for the sake of keeping the process easier.)
Afterwards, simply link them in your pieces description.
Submit your piece into the critique folder. We'll then check to make sure you gave feedback and to make sure your feedback counts.
You may only submit once per week into the critique folder.
Keep in mind...
fanficion writers, others may not know about the subject you're writing so please realize that you may not receive the feedback you would like.
If there is a genre you do not like or are not comfortable giving feedback to, please be patient and wait for one to be submitted that you do like.
You do not need to participate in this. If you're simply not comfortable giving feedback, check out some of our affiliates who do critiques without you having to give anything in return.
If all goes well, we may
keep this system permanently but while we test it out, we'll tweak things here and there so please note that things are subject to change as we try this out.
You're also more than welcome to give more than two feedbacks. Please also note that anything currently pending to be submitted into the critique folder will now be rejected. You're welcome to resubmit after giving feedbacks.