anonfeedme ([personal profile] anonfeedme) wrote2012-07-02 05:55 pm

ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK MEME

ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK MEME
inspired by previous fic feedback memes.


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(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
you're a good writer, but you're not a distinct writer, if that makes any sense? i mean, it's perfectly fine to be (comfortable with being) a good writer! that's not a slam against you at all and, if that's what you're content with being, more power to you.

i feel, though, that you could be a distinct writer if you put your mind to it. you've already set yourself apart from other kfandom writers by writing for groups with small ficbases and you have a solid foundation -- very few grammatical or punctuational errors, though i would suggest getting a friend or even a grammar-centric beta to comb through your fics once or twice before you post them; a balanced amount of description (you're not flowery, but you're not bare-bones, either) -- so it would take comparatively little effort for you to make that jump from "average" to "above average."

all you'd really need to do to distinguish yourself a little bit is to expand the scope of what you write about (that doesn't necessarily mean aus, just less-trodden ground, whether it be characterization-wise or plot-wise or setting-wise), continually improve on your already-solid writing style, and get that grammar-centric beta; and you'll be good to go!

also, this is selfish and doesn't reflect objectively on your fic, but i love it when you write femslash, so you have at least one reader rooting for that! (◡‿◡✿)
augmenti: (f(x). cuddle time.)

[personal profile] augmenti 2012-07-09 04:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, thank you so much for this anon, I'll definitely do my best to improve and this is a very good place to work from. I've been very frustrated with my writing lately and I think you might have pinpointed why. I'll definitely look into getting a beta and expanding my writing scope.

And aw, thank you! I'm glad you like it♥ Femmeslash is very close to my heart so that people like it really makes me happy♥!