Re: Free Review for New Authors

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Edit: Busier now. Probably won't take many more requests, sorry. Hopefully was helpful for everyone who got one. Will still be offering first chapter comments here, https://www.royalroad.com/forums/thread/107504. Might continue this thread in the future.

Starting out is hard. Sometimes, it feels like you're posting into the void. Here's a chance at some free (hopefully useful) feedback. 

Criteria for review:
1. Your first story
2. Less than 50 pages
3. At least two chapters
4. Original stories only

Let me know if you have any special requests for me to look at (grammar, style, pace, etc). 

I don't know if this is against the rules, but I can PM my feedback first, if you don't want me to post it (more critical this way?).

In no way do I profess to being an expert, but another set of eyes might help someone.

No limit as of right now. First come, first serve. I'll post which stories I've reviewed/queued.

I'm not going to be able to review every story posted that meets the criteria. Sorry!


Reviewed
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38791/solving-problems-using-fire
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38802/the-yellow-wave
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/36148/diaries-of-a-fighter
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38592/until-you-do-it-right
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38689/laus-deo
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39173/the-scarlet-demon
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39067/the-core-summoner
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38437/smoke-and-murders

Queued

Re: Free Review for New Authors

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BltNanox Wrote: Hi!
I have 56 pages, but apart from that my story qualifies (and you can read a chapter or two less). I even feel sometimes like I'm posting into the void. :) Well, I'll be very happy to receive any feedback.
The story is a thriller, with some romance and subtle supernatural elements, which come into play much later in the story.

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/36148/diaries-of-a-fighter

Thank you!


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Re: Free Review for New Authors

#9
Hello,
My story is not exactly new, but it is a rewrite from a story a few months back but it is still my first one.
I have posted about 68 pages which are 9 chapters. (50 pages is between chapter 6 and 7) and I have not had a response on how it is currently doing. If it allows, I would some feedback on how it is now. If you would like my story is in my signature.

Re: Free Review for New Authors

#10
Hello! 
If you're willing, I am writing a time loop fiction with a system apocalypse called 'Until You Do It Right'.  I would be very interested in having a review, and yes I am definitely a first-time author (first time writing anything, really). 
Uhm, I dunno what else to say, other than I don't have a specific preference for you to focus on any one thing. I'm pretty decent with grammar, not too worried about that.
Quick disclaimer though, I have a flawed MC, and it is intentional. He is currently making bad choices, and again, that is intentional. It will be addressed later in the story.

Many thanks for your consideration!

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I'm fairly new and still trying to get get some reviews.  in all fairness.  I did one previous novella.  but since like seven people read it, I'm not sure that counts. I'm more of a reader than a writer but I'm trying to get my story story finished.  its a litRPG/Wuxia/Classic fantasy sort of thing.  I'd love some help and constructive criticism.  Good luck 2021!I'm fairly new and still trying to get get some reviews.   I'm more of a reader than a writer but I'm trying to get my story story finished.  its a litRPG/Wuxia/Classic fantasy sort of thing.  I'd love some help and constructive criticism.  Good luck 2021!

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34546/four-of-fools-the-deck-of-fate

Re: Free Review for New Authors

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zryfurn Wrote: Starting out is hard. Sometimes, it feels like you're posting into the void. Here's a chance at some free (hopefully useful) feedback. 

Criteria for review:
1. Your first story
2. Less than 50 pages
3. At least two chapters
4. Original stories only

Let me know if you have any special requests for me to look at (grammar, style, pace, etc). 

I don't know if this is against the rules, but I can PM my feedback first, if you don't want me to post it (more critical this way?).

In no way do I profess to being an expert, but another set of eyes might help someone.

No limit as of right now. First come, first serve. I'll post which stories I've reviewed/queued.


Reviewed
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38791/solving-problems-using-fire
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/38802/the-yellow-wave
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/36148/diaries-of-a-fighter

Queued
im at 67, but feel free to cut off at 50 pages. i just ask that you be fair and actually address what the main issue is in a constructive manner.

my book link is in my signature.

Re: Free Review for New Authors

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Friendly_Bee Wrote: Hello! 
If you're willing, I am writing a time loop fiction with a system apocalypse called 'Until You Do It Right'.  I would be very interested in having a review, and yes I am definitely a first-time author (first time writing anything, really). 
Uhm, I dunno what else to say, other than I don't have a specific preference for you to focus on any one thing. I'm pretty decent with grammar, not too worried about that.
Quick disclaimer though, I have a flawed MC, and it is intentional. He is currently making bad choices, and again, that is intentional. It will be addressed later in the story.

Many thanks for your consideration!



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Re: Free Review for New Authors

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Hello, 
This is so nice of you. So far my page count is around 23, but I have a few chapters scheduled that might up it. I don't think it will surpass 50 anytime soon though. My fiction is about immortal demigods and is rated for gore and sensitive topics, but I do not think any of that has been published so far. (Honestly, I did it because it might delve into those topics later, and I wanted to be carful.) I hope you check it out and enjoy it. Thank you. (link is in my signature) 

Re: Free Review for New Authors

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Gin Wrote: Hello, 
This is so nice of you. So far my page count is around 23, but I have a few chapters scheduled that might up it. I don't think it will surpass 50 anytime soon though. My fiction is about immortal demigods and is rated for gore and sensitive topics, but I do not think any of that has been published so far. (Honestly, I did it because it might delve into those topics later, and I wanted to be carful.) I hope you check it out and enjoy it. Thank you. (link is in my signature)



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Re: Free Review for New Authors

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Hello, I considered posting to this thread before, but decided not to, because while my story meets all your other qualifications, it blows past the current page count limit at 124 pages. However, I thought I'd mention it anyway. If you just read the first 50 pages, or decide to go through the whole thing, or if you just skip it because it's too long; that's fine. I thank you if you do decide to give it a shot though. 

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39018/the-glimmerling