Troper Critique Club:

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Hey everyone. Instead of trying to start another workshop thread, I just want to take a roll call of the various tropers and lurkers critiquing on a regular basis here in Writer's Block and World Building.

Hopefully this thread will serve as a hangout and home base to all your critiquing needs, as well as a source of news and other information. Also to share lonely threads who are interesting in their own right. As such, please watchlist.

Critics (horrible people that will eat your babies):

















Jack Mackerel

If you have a piece of writing you want us to take a look at, link it here.

edited 8th Apr '11 1:05:25 PM by Carbonpillow

The Blood God's design consultant.
2 Morven24th Nov 2010 06:35:58 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Hey. I'm an author of fantasy in non-medieval settings, involving relationship drama, war and military people, politics, and outsize numbers of non-heterosexual major characters. I tend to write female leads about two to one with male. Willing to give advice anywhere I think I can help.

I can critique, but it has to be the kind of story I'd actually like to read, which mostly means speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy). I don't really tend to "get" things that are more superhero-based, heavily anime-based or video-game based, or using all the tropes thereof. Also less likely to be able to give help with young-adult oriented fiction.

Be prepared for me saying I don't think I can help. Which will happen.
A brighter future for a darker age.
3 MrAHR24th Nov 2010 06:43:08 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
I am good at saying I dislike things.

I am also attempting to write a graphic novel script, which is not a common genre, and one I am uneasy about so...yeah.
4 Morven24th Nov 2010 06:52:40 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
That (good at saying you dislike things) is a very good trait of yours, AHR. And useful. Even if not always popular, I'd guess.
A brighter future for a darker age.
Away on the wind~
I'd be willing to sign up to critique.

I'm not so good at the grammar side of thins, but I'm good at the spelling side, and I'm really good at fleshing out characters and ideas.

I'm not very good with anime or sci-fi, but superhero stories or fantasy stories are my niche.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
("Graphic novel" is a medium. "Genre" is the tone and setting of the work itself.)

I shall critique every so often, but usually as Slan since the time it takes to log out and then back in helps to dissipate any passion.
An accurate depiction
I have come to aid you all. My primary skill lies mostly in scifi and science, as well as a narrow range of character types that are mostly villainous (ESPECIALLY Blood Knight, Psycho for Hire, and Magnificent Bastard, which i can help you with quite a bit).

Outside of that, I can generally critique most anything, although I need context for it. My critiques will also cover grammar and are generally rather kind.

In short, critic incoming.

edited 24th Nov '10 7:19:55 PM by Morgulion

This is this.
Being a critic means that you have that perfect balance between knowledge and douchebaggery which makes you able to call out other people's flaws and make them want to improve.

I make up for the lack of the former with overachieving in the latter.

Sign me up! cool
If anyone wants to swap manuscripts for critiquing I'm all for it (I think there was a thread like this a few months ago that went pretty well). I write mostly non-serious speculative fiction soft science drivel and I'll have a whack at anything that isn't fan fiction or some erotica fetish stuff.
I like to have a look at other's works. I'll try taking anything — I can help with character psychologies and relationships, plot-level things, and other sorts if need be. I am especially versed in the realm of drama and crime, and I'll like a dose of speculative fiction on the side.
Yah...I critique things fairly often around here.
12 drunkscriblerian25th Nov 2010 01:34:46 AM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Let me at em! I like critiques (giving and receiving).
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
If there's still enough room, sign me up.
Sure, There's plenty of room.

lol I'm still up so late because I'm battling a computer virus. You'd think four layers of firewall would be enough...

edited 25th Nov '10 1:52:59 AM by Carbonpillow

The Blood God's design consultant.
15 Morven25th Nov 2010 02:04:09 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
Not if it got in through e.g. exploiting a bug in Flash. Provided you let Flash through.
A brighter future for a darker age.
The Puzzler
This thread reminds me of The SERIOUS BUSINESS Thread and the Writing Support Group Thread, but this is different because our names are listed here for people to see.

I am not sure whether I would make a good critic or not, but I like asking questions to get the writer to think. Also if I were to critique someone I would look over their grammar as well.

Likes: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror.  *

Dislikes: Most television shows, slasher horror stuff where people get chopped to bits, and all fan fiction.  Especially

edited 25th Nov '10 5:04:50 AM by EldritchBlueRose

Has ADD, plays World of Tanks, thinks up crazy ideas like children making spaceships for Hitler. Occasionally writes them down.
17 MrAHR25th Nov 2010 06:15:43 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Medium. Got it.
Yeah the problem with creating a writer's workshop here is that it usually dies out :(. This is because it ends up being "Hey everyone, look at my work, look how awesome it is! Dolphins!", and not enough serious critiques.

This is why this thread is decentralized. Mostly a group of people that browse through the fora and offer hackneyed advice :P

If you have a piece of writing you want us to take a look at, link it here.

edited 25th Nov '10 4:43:06 PM by Carbonpillow

The Blood God's design consultant.
19 MrAHR25th Nov 2010 04:42:48 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Yeh, never enough editors in the world, I guess. Speaking of which, I should get to typing up my script, so I can get some people to criticize it.
If anyone has the time, this thread needs a little love:
The Blood God's design consultant.
Away on the wind~

That's my new exclamation of awe.

"You're giving me a hundred bucks? Dolphin!"
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
lol. Also ^^ what's the subject of the script, or is it super-secret?
The Blood God's design consultant.
23 MrAHR25th Nov 2010 04:53:38 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Well, it's 25 pages to a story about a kid that gets super powers in a fantasy setting.

You can tell it's REALLY original
my so far 100000 word Historical epic is pretty much that.

It's like Goku meets the French Revolution.

edited 25th Nov '10 4:58:39 PM by Carbonpillow

The Blood God's design consultant.
25 KSPAM25th Nov 2010 08:41:01 PM from PARTY ROCK , Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
I've got new mythological machinery, and very handsome supernatural scenery.

Goodfae: a mafia web serial

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