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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2009, 05:45:29 PM »

LOL I had a moment of confusion, cause I thought you meant there was a new board with a different take on this.  Then I realized you just meant it already existed LOL.

I do have an idea for sort of a different take on the feedback board though... I've noticed it doesn't get much of a response, and I think it's because it can be a pretty big time commitment to go read a story just for the sole purpose of critiquing it.  If you enjoy the story and get into it, then it's not a big deal, but if not, it's kind of a chore, which could be why more people (me, at least LOL) don't really do it.

What might be a quicker option, in addition to what we already have, would be a "First Impressions" thread, where you could post your story and ask for critiques based solely on first impressions.  When other people go to look at your story, what do they notice?  What do they think?  Is it a story they'd read past the first chapter?  If not, why not?  I feel like that kind of a thread would get more replies and would at least give authors some feedback on how they can make some changes to attract more readers... and hopefully those readers would provide feedback on the rest. Smiley  Just a thought.
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2009, 06:00:25 PM »

That's a good idea. I don't think it would need it's own board but it might be a great thread or stickied thread for the shameless plug board maybe. I'll go do that right now lol

Good thinking Julie *hands you a cookie*
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2009, 06:30:25 PM »

Thanks LOL.  I like cookies! Cheesy  Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking - not a whole separate board, but just a thread somewhere.
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2009, 06:34:35 PM »

I actually posted it in the garage lol that made the most sense. Duh me!
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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2009, 06:35:28 PM »

Makes sense to me too! LOL
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2010, 02:00:05 PM »

I've been reading like crazy for the past months, actually it was almost all I was doing when I had free time. Recently I read "The Magus" by John Fowles, which I strongly recommend if you like psychology and analyzing of human behaviors. It's perfect.

Currently I'm reading Paul Auster's Oracle Night, which is about an author going through a writer's block after surviving from a deadly illness. It's wonderful and very inspiring.
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