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Question: I need your opinion about completed/non completed stories
I feel like a story should be complete before it's submitted to the challenge - 0 (0%)
I feel like as long as the story is at least 2/3 done it is fine to submit - 6 (100%)
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 08:21:57 AM »

I am very critical of myself.  Even though i dont always like concrit i can learn from it. It can make me better. I also hsve a hard time giving negative feedback but i try lol. If a story is just really good it can be hard to give critical feedback. But i agree one liners like i love it or great chapter is just nothing.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2014, 10:05:43 AM »

Concrit is hard to take.  I loved getting it from my reader last year but it is hard to take at first because I easily take things as an attack so the first reviews were not taken well... I'm sure Rose remembers those early review days. HEH.   

I really want to participate in this next year and agree with the updated rules. 
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 03:34:15 PM »

Concrit is hard to take.  I loved getting it from my reader last year but it is hard to take at first because I easily take things as an attack so the first reviews were not taken well... I'm sure Rose remembers those early review days. HEH.   

I really want to participate in this next year and agree with the updated rules. 

To be honest i almost quit writing. I had a hard time taking it. But writing is my hobby and i love it. So i took it in stride and decided to get better. It will either pay off or it wont lol
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2014, 08:14:40 PM »

I get what you guys are saying. I am really not used to concrit and even though Rose told me she didn't mean it in a mean way I took it to heart because I am hard on myself. It is not her fault at all. I know she was trying to help me and I even asked her privately about some thing. The challenge this yyear taught me not to be so hard on myself.
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2014, 09:42:17 PM »

I get what you guys are saying. I am really not used to concrit and even though Rose told me she didn't mean it in a mean way I took it to heart because I am hard on myself. It is not her fault at all. I know she was trying to help me and I even asked her privately about some thing. The challenge this yyear taught me not to be so hard on myself.

Exactly! This was my first year doing this challenge i will do next years too dunno if I will enter a story though lol..that depends on whether i am brave or not.
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2014, 09:58:22 PM »

One of the reason is I look up to Rose and the other girls a lot and I just beat myself up over it. I need to get myself to stop doing that because I cannot please everybody. I sometimes forget that.
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2014, 10:07:39 PM »

One of the reason is I look up to Rose and the other girls a lot and I just beat myself up over it. I need to get myself to stop doing that because I cannot please everybody. I sometimes forget that.

I hear ya! I sometimes will have Art read my stories...but even though he is my hubby...I wont let him read them. It took me almost 3yrs to tell him i even wrote fan fiction LOL
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2014, 05:09:52 PM »

To be honest i almost quit writing. I had a hard time taking it. But writing is my hobby and i love it. So i took it in stride and decided to get better. It will either pay off or it wont lol

It's good that you did! Ultimately none of us are perfect and the reason we practice our hobbies is to get better. If we were playing soccer instead of writing and someone came along and showed us a different way to handle the ball that would help us be a better player it would be no different than getting concrit on a story. You can either think of it as an opportunity to learn a new way of doing things or you can continue to do things your own way! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2014, 05:43:18 PM »

That's a really nice way to put it. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2014, 08:50:51 PM »

I agree with you Julilly. Thats how I feel myself, all you can do is try to do better. 
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2014, 05:59:19 AM »

Sorry if I made you feel like quitting. Like Jullily said, you can take those suggestions and choose what you want to do with them. That's what concrit is all about. Just a chance to get to see an opinion from another set of eyes.

If it makes you feel any better, I think it's just as hard to give it because you never know how people are going to take it until you go into a thread and see them talking about you. lol
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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2014, 06:14:44 AM »

No mare it was all me lol. I am very hard on myself always have been. Its been so long since i have gotten concrit of any kind. All Of Yout Life & Happily Never After were my come back stories. I hadnt written in so long that i had forgotten so much about how to write.
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2014, 01:45:15 PM »

I should've put another story in rather than the collab, I just didn't think to be honest.  But I will next time.

My reviews probably aren't very critical, I tend to write my reaction to the story more than anything.  I'll have to improve on that I think.
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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2014, 06:06:14 PM »

No mare it was all me lol. I am very hard on myself always have been. Its been so long since i have gotten concrit of any kind. All Of Yout Life & Happily Never After were my come back stories. I hadnt written in so long that i had forgotten so much about how to write.

I think we are all our own worst critics. lol
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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2014, 06:07:19 PM »

I should've put another story in rather than the collab, I just didn't think to be honest.  But I will next time.

My reviews probably aren't very critical, I tend to write my reaction to the story more than anything.  I'll have to improve on that I think.

Actually it was probably a good idea you did so this way I was able to make that kind of call about collabs. lol
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