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Short Story Review Pass

Posted by Velox , in League of Authors Jun 27 2012 · 1,409 views

Ambage Review Pass Short Stories

The Ambage Short Story Review Pass

To write well, you need constructive criticism. No writer is perfect -- everyone can improve. Therefore, reviews are necessary.

Everyone posts stories on BZPower to get feedback. This "Review Pass" system will help with that. A "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" type of thing. Or rather, "I'll scratch his and you scratch mine and she'll scratch yours and he'll scratch hers and she'll scratch his, etc."

Here's how it works: You review the requested story last posted. You then post one of your own stories for the next reviewer. The next reviewer will read your story and then post one of theirs for the next. Please see the first three comments by myself and Tolkien as an example for how this works (however, all reviews must be new).

Please keep in mind the following:
  • First you post to claim the review. Then you review; only then do you edit your post and make your review request. No "I'll get to it later." If you do not edit your post with your review within a few hours, your comment will be deleted and your requested story will not be reviewed.
  • You may request a review for one of your own works or for the work of another.
  • You may request reviews for the same story more than once, but bear in mind that you will run out of fresh reviewers sooner or later.
  • Completey Off Topic stories are entirely admissible.
  • Short stories only in this entry.
  • See the Achievements blog entry for the points you can earn. Keep in mind that only substantial reviews will count (I'm not looking for SSCC or ECC quality reviews, but reviews that actually help the author and give some constructive criticism -- point out everything you can in a nice way in order to help your fellow authors improve).
  • All reviews must be new reviews. The first three posts were just an example for how the system works -- all reviews cannot be previously posted on BZPower.
  • Ambage members only.
Now then, get reviewing!

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[Here's an illustration of how a Review Pass works--please do not use old reviews for this:]

I'll start us off by posting a story to be reviewed:

Remember, by Tolkien (Short Story, Bionicle)

Thanks you awesome future reviewer!

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(here's an example just to show how the Review Pass works -- please do not use old reviews for this):

I have reviewed Remember, by Tolkien.

Requesting a review for Souvenirs, by Velox (Short Story, COT)
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[Here's an example of how a Review Pass works--please do not use old reviews for this:]

I have reviewed Souvenirs, by Velox.

[End of example]

I will submit the following story for review:

Wanderlust, by Tyler Durden (Short Story, Bionicle)

Let the Review Pass commence!

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I have reviewed Wanderlust by Tyler Durden

Requesting a review for In Writing by Grant-Sud
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I have reviewed In Writing by Quote (Mr. Traveler).

Requesting a review for Nascent by Cederak.
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Dibs on Nascent.


Check. Reviewed Nascent!!


Requesting a review for Rivers. =)

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Jean Valjean
Dec 01 2012 11:45 AM

:kaukau: I have written a review for Rivers.


Hopefully now I can finally get some feedback for my story, The Pathfinder.  I'm not overly concerned about style and the like, but instead I'm just more interested in knowing how this story affects its readers and what it means to people.



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Nuile the Paracosmic Tulpa
Feb 19 2013 09:09 PM

It happens that I have recently reviewed Kraggh's Pathfinder, though I know that on this the 19th day of February the review has not yet been approved by the blogger.


Requesting a review for Ether.


Sincerely, Nuile: Lunatic Wordsmith :smilemirunu:

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I have reviewed Ether by Nuile: The Wiseguy.
Requesting a review for Little Broken Words by Cederak.
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Nuile the Paracosmic Tulpa
Feb 24 2013 04:34 PM

I have reviewed Cederak's Little Broken Words.


No story of my own demanding review right now so I'll request a review for this neglected short story: Fall of a Toa, by Legolover-361.


Sincerely, Nuile: Lunatic Wordsmith :smilemirunu:

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