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Review Site
« on: June 24, 2007, 04:43:36 PM »

Since this idea has been getting so much discussion in the stars thread, I thought I'd start a new thread for it.

We've been talking about starting one of those review sites, where authors can submit their stories to be read and critiqued in a comprehensive, detailed review.  I think the goal right now is to connect it to AC somehow, but that's up to Chaos, and I don't know his take on it.

In any case, the idea so far is to get maybe one or two reviewers for each genre; those reviewers would only read stories in that genre, to keep it as fair and non-biased as possible.  We would have to come up with some sort of rubric with different areas and point values for a story to be rated on.

So if you think it's a good idea and are interested at all (in planning the rubric, actually reviewing, sending your story in, anything!), jump in and add your two cents! :)
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007, 04:49:16 PM »

I'll help you write up the rubric, Julie. :)

And I already said I'd be a reviewer. I'd probably go for the fantasy, supernatural, AU, or occulty stuff.... Any of those, I'm good for. *thumbs up* I could do sci-fi... But it would really depend on how much the lines blurred between it and fantasy.

I guess, basically, I'll see what we get and hop on if I can be of any help.

PS... Who wants to review PBox for me, because I'll definitely be submitting it. :D
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2007, 04:56:05 PM »

i'll help you with the rubric :) not sure about the reviewing just yet though lol
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2007, 05:03:15 PM »

Will you also use your charm to convice Chaos to get it connected? *bats eyelashes* :-*
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2007, 05:10:46 PM »

I'll help where ever I can.  ;D
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2007, 05:48:48 PM »

Thanks guys! ;D

If Chaos doesn't want to connect it to AC, I can put it on my domain.
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2007, 05:51:29 PM »

I'd submit :) and I would also totally review sci-fi hehe.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007, 05:52:45 PM »

So we have at least one volunteer for fantasy (and similar genres) and sci-fi.  Kelly, you would want to do romance - am I right?  I would want the drama/angst types.
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 05:55:46 PM »

Looks that way. Hooray. :)

Rose, does that mean that if I submitted PBox, it would be your job to look it over?
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 06:00:36 PM »

Looks that way. Hooray. :)

Rose, does that mean that if I submitted PBox, it would be your job to look it over?


Probably...LOL I've been meaning to read it, so it works. It's fantasy right? But yeah cause you can't review your own story  :D
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007, 06:06:33 PM »

It is fantasy. But, I don't know how well it would work me reading over my own... :D

I'm sure it will be featured one of these days... :) And then that would make it easier for everyone involved. *nod*

Mechanics is one of the things the stories should be graded on....
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2007, 06:06:56 PM »

That's why it would be nice to have two reviewers per genre - one, it would split up the work, and two, then you could submit your own story even if you're reviewing in that genre.
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2007, 06:07:24 PM »


Mechanics is one of the things the stories should be graded on....


Definitely!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 06:12:13 PM »

I would happily do romance, but there are oh so many other genres I enjoy too, so like I said, wherever you need me.
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Re: Review Site
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 09:11:25 PM »

Will you also use your charm to convice Chaos to get it connected? *bats eyelashes* :-*

LOL I can try but Chaos hasn't answered any of my emails in a gabillion years. He is MIA
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