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How do reviews work?
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:09 am
I can't figure out how to do those fancy reviews that I'm seeing. It makes me look like a lazy uncaring bum if I don't review anybody's work.
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Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:13 am
Reviews are comments to literary works that are over 250 characters
You can check it via the character counter below the writing box =)
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Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:27 am
Don't worry about making it uber long or anything. Just read through the story or poem, and make a note of what you like and what you dislike.
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Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:46 am
As Sureal said, never worry about making it look all fancy. Just providing your general comments to the work would be just as wonderful, provided that a review -- as Elinor said -- must be 250 characters long to be counted as a review. YWS has a nifty character counter built in for that.
There are several ways you can review! You can provide general comments, which is well enough on its own. You can point out mistakes in writing, or things that stood out to you as positive or negative. Oftentimes, reviewers "quote" a part of the work like this:
And that is:
[quote] Quoted Text [/quote]
And then a reviewer would add their comments underneath the quote box. Any way you choose to review is fine. Constructive criticism is generally widely sought after.
Hope that helped! Anymore questions? Post them here, or PM me, dear.
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Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:34 am
Just as a quick note, some people go really overboard in their reviews. I wouldn't worry too much about that; sometimes the best reviews only hit a couple points.
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