ArthurScott

ArthurScott

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    1. Re: Review Swaps for fantasy/horror

      I'm down to do a review swap! Mine is 29,000 words, so it's around there.    My reviews are normally very long and detailed so they take time to finish!  :peolove:


    2. Re: Huge plothole in book and I'm completely devastated.

      Stratothrax is right.  You have no idea how many times I've pointed out plot holes in RR fictions or games only for the fanboys to leap to the rescue bending over backwards to "clarify the plot" for (...)


    3. Re: Huge plothole in book and I'm completely devastated.

      I've been working on a sci-fi novel for an extremely long time, only to find out that theres a huge plothole that's going to shred most of its length away. It cannot be fixed or shaped around without altering (...)


    4. Re: Review Swap, Come Get Some!

      Awesome! I'd be glad to do a review swap! Here is my story!


    5. Re: First chapter review swap?

      I can do a 1st chapter review swap but would you mind either reading my short prologue and chapter one or just chapter one? Thank you :) Mine is "Amongst The Sky". I also took masterclasses with (...)


    6. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      Welp, my review got kicked off now.  Poor author whined to the admins.  Yeah, this person's insistence that they aren't in the wrong about giving a middling rating to a book for having a gay (...)


    7. Re: Review Swap - looking for well written stories

      I don't know what you consider good, but I'll do a review swap (I'd like to review first, if possible).  FAIR WARNING: I don't think it's good enough to be published; if it was good enough, it'd be (...)


    8. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      Welp, my review got kicked off now.  Poor author whined to the admins.  IDK. Personally I think that rating a story down for reasons associated with sexuality and/or gender is against the rules and (...)


    9. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      I experienced a different kind of arrogance.  The one where an author can't understand that not everyone will enjoy their work. I had an author email me about my review.  They didn't like that I gave (...)


    10. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      Whenever I think about arrogant writers or grammar nazis I usually think about Cormac McCarthy, the author of Blood Meridian, No Country For Old Men, and several other genuinely brilliant books. Not (...)


    11. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      I have a degree in Writing, and I went to school with a lot of other people who were also majoring in Writing. And the thing that struck me the most in my time there was... most people are just NOT GOOD (...)


    12. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      I get your rant man. I don't how it was called, but a few months ago a writer on this website wrote a book about a boy named Jack. His parents were the goddesses of day and night, in a world where (...)


    13. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      What do you have against the word whom rofl who are you referring to? I suppose there's always one that takes the joke literally  :peoblush:


    14. Re: Free critical reviews.

      Kind of think that there should be a cap on how many people hop on this thread. Tends to happen a lot on no reward review giver threads. Y’all come in like hyenas and swarm the guy.  Like, realistically, (...)


    15. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      Yeah, I use whom too. Even though I don't swear by them or anything, there's always a place for them in writing... To whom do you use whom and with whom, whom? :peoblush:


    16. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      As someone who's been to university and has been known to use the word 'whom' upon occasion, I feel personally attacked. XD Humility is a valuable life skill, absolutely, and it can be a tough one (...)


    17. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      I assume a thick skin is something that grows naturally for an author over time, unless they get depressed and run away.  Writers start off oversensitive and defiant, then slowly come to the understanding (...)


    18. Re: Thoughts on Writer's Arrogance? (Rant fuel)

      First time ever using this topic. Thought I'd add something that a lot of people can probably relate to: the arrogant writer(s).  I'm actually not coming up with this from a very recent incident, though, (...)


    19. Re: Free critical reviews.

      So, I had someone private message me, asking for my help but unwilling to accept a public disclosure of the rating for fear of the story dropping in the rankings. I said no. If you are in a similar (...)


    20. Re: For fellow authors looking to publish/are published this review swap is for you

      I'm not a published author but I have taken a masterclass with one. I have been told by multiple writers that I tend to write "literary novels (whatever that means) that are similar to what you would find (...)