[identity profile] xslash-foreverx.livejournal.com
Hi there!! My name is Courtney, and this is my first post here. Quick About me: I'm a 21 year old History major and a senior in college.

I just wanted to maybe put up a summary of story I'd like to maybe start putting together.

It's called 'In Pursuit of Liberty'.

(Summary under the cut...) )
[identity profile] justnyxie.livejournal.com
I have been a long time lurker on here and finally got up the courage to post. 
This is a short extract from my new project (yet to be named). Long story short, it's about a serial killer and his house mate. I won't give away any more because, really, you don't need it.

All I ask is that you glance over this, give me your suggestions (grammer, characters etc) and comment. I am pleased with it but not entirely happy. It is only a draft, and I am determined to finish it, but it would be lovely to get some opinions and advice.
 

"Delightful. I suppose I owe you a thank you for not turning me away?" )

Mr. Darling

Feb. 1st, 2011 03:20 pm
[identity profile] mercury-hall.livejournal.com
I'm kind of looking for a critique or whatever on this because I've never written something like this before and I want to know how I did.

Title: Mr. Darling
Rating: R
Warnings: rape, dark themes, dystopia, bittersweet ending 

Prompt(s): dystopias; "What would it be like to live in a world where we didn't respect our environment, our homes, our schools, our roads, or each other?"

Summary: In Erica’s world there was no such thing as a good person. Respect and integrity were obsolete – things only mentioned in the fairytales no one wanted to read. Erica read fairytales. It was a foolishly courageous thing to do.

Things are not always as they seem :: Let's start the world over )
[identity profile] gracious-anne.livejournal.com
Hello Everyone. I'm very excited about being here. I've been writing earnestly for about year, but have been writing off and on since I was twelve.
I tried my hand at retelling (sort of)  the fairytale Cinderella and I like bits and pieces of it but there's something off about it. I was hoping you all might take a look at it.




 

Ash and Honey )

 


[identity profile] neensz.livejournal.com
Our darling Morph from Laundry Hell somehow managed to spawn his own universe.

A/N: 
I'm desperate for critiques.  I keep vacillating between thinking this is one of the best things I've ever written, and thinking it's utter crap.  Please heap on the constructive criticism!  I'm posting one short, fairly stand alone excerpt.  If it catches your interest, the beginning of the Long Time Gone saga is here.  Please leave me feedback so I can improve my writing!  Thank you.
Summary: In which we catch a glimpse of Liam's infamous blog. 
Rating: R for language


Trippy Sci-Fi Ravings )
[identity profile] jinkang.livejournal.com
I usually try to be careful but it seems there is something fundamentally wrong in my brain. I suppose verbal and online messages put less emphasis on correct grammar, for better or worse, so I don't notice them on daily basis. At least, I haven't been chased by a grammar nazis on the street, as of yet.

Writing, obviously, is a different medium. I have taken grammar courses at school, after school, and even at home. I even read several grammar books for pleasure. Perhaps, pleasure is a bit far fetched.

Last year, I took a course at a continuing education program and got 90%. (This was a summer session, by the way. 40+ hours long) The mark doesn't mean much but the instructor thought I was doing alright. So I rekindled a tiny hope.

Alas, why is it that I can't seem to communicate with my readers? How bad is my grammar? Let's say it's bad enough to confuses readers and make them want to stop reading after page 2. That's on a short story with probably only few more pages to go.

If anyone had a serious issues with grammar, and overcame it, I'd like to know how you did it. Thanks.
[identity profile] aravah.livejournal.com
Sometimes I don't know where to start when I sit down to critique a piece of writing, but I came across this article today and found it very helpful. I thought others might find it helpful too.

Nuts And Bolts of Critiquing by Tina Morgan

Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] start_writing.

[identity profile] greenfireguy.livejournal.com
I'm working on this story.  I'm not sure how good it is, so I wanted to see how other people liked it.  Please feel free to criticize, comment, provide suggestions and just generally let me know what you think.  Thanks.

 

 

Chapter 1 )


 

Chapter 2 )
[identity profile] aeriedraconia.livejournal.com
This is an article with the things to look for when you critique someone's work for them, especially with an eye to make it publishable.

This link will link you to a blog with another link, the article is behind the other link.
http://asterling.typepad.com/incipit_vita_nova/guidelines-for-critique.html
[identity profile] aeriedraconia.livejournal.com
In my travels through some of the writing communities around LJ over the last few years I ran across a person who often put work up for critique and then behaved badly when people critiqued the work.

The writer was really looking for adoration rather than help improving the work. This writer defended every point, a lot of which were valid points and didn't want to see or hear anything that countered the work as it stood. In fact, the defense was so adamant, the author would inevitably fly into high orbit and hit meltdown. Every single time. This would, of course, make the others in the community jump on meltdown author in a feeding frenzy. Flame wars ensued.

About a year later I saw that the author had posted one of those pieces of work in another community, completely unchanged.

So, I bring you critique Etiquette.

Critique Etiquette )

Does anyone have any more critique etiquette to add?

What do you need from a critique?
What makes a good critique?

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