It's time i place my grain of sand into this.
I think pointing out grammar mistakes is sometimes crucial for improving a writer's skill... Ok, everyone already knows that, but what about pointing out THE grammar rules sometimes? You know, the reason why you have to write the way you have to write
I see some of the writers here have other mother languages or are young, and it's that kind of writers who get their fics ignored (or even closed) due to many fails in grammar, structure, etc. Pointing out the grammar rules (apart from just showing the correction) would help them a lot.
Also, one of the things that would help readers is to take interest into reading the work that gets posted here and provide ACTUAL feedback.
I will use the invitation breezy gives to tell a story as a reviewer that pictures this situation.
I found a story of a new young writer (I will hide details to avoid indiscretions) with great potential. But, it was stuctured in a way that simply shooed people off, and no one ever reviewed him. I was from the only 2 users that ever posted something on it. The writer has improved his structure and yet, he still doens't gets a review from anyone other than me.
Ignored fics are one of the greatest insults to a writer. It discourages the writer to continue its work, and if no one ever tells him what he's doing wrong he will continue to make the same mistakes over and over. The result? The fic is bad.
I think it's better to review a bad fic rather than just ignore it, like i see it happens.
That's my grain of sand.
Last edited by RoflLuxRay; 23rd January 2011 at 6:39 PM.
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