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Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:09 am
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AspiringAuthorA..M. says...



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
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Elinor Brynn says...



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
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Sureal says...



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
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Juniper says...



Hullo, Author!

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:

Quoted text


And that is:

Code: Select all
[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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Nate says...



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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