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lil  ·  1833 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is there anywhere I can submit my work and get critiqued on it?

Hi there Gd_R -- The writing tag is followed by a lot of people and chances are some of them will give you feedback. The fact that you "desire to be the best" is a very very good intro to your work. If you say, "I want this to be better," people will be more willing to give you feedback.

Here's some tips. 1. Say what kind of feedback you want - for example -

  Is this the right word?  
  Be brutal.
  Be gentle.
  Does it hold together?
  Is it clearly written?
2. Also, if someone is kind enough to give thoughtful feedback, let them know you appreciate it. I take my readers' feedback very seriously and usually make changes they suggest. You do not have to respond to people who are not respectful. I suggest you mute disrespectful people.

3. I can't speak for other people, but if it is short and if it is poetry, I'm more likely to read it.

4. There's a good chance people will read it and not offer comments -- but it will have been read. Sometimes they mention an earlier piece, if a later piece shows up. If someone likes it, they might circledot it. They also might not.

_refugee_ -- what makes you more willing to read and comment on something?

Often, it just depends on timing. Sometimes I miss things or don't read things because of other time pressures.

Note: as tng says, #writebetterdammit is more about how to write or articles about writing methods, the writing life, or controversies about writing.

See you on the other side of your next poem.

Grimdark_Rainbow  ·  1832 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks a lot for the advice! This is extremely helpful and it makes me feel even better about myself. I'll get to posting my story sometime soon!