Index Authors open to PM Concrit [List]

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  1. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Here at the JC Fan Fiction forums, we have an opt-in policy regarding constructive criticism. Authors can decide if they want to receive concrit from their readers or not. Howeve r, we know it can be annoying to have to put “I’m open to concrit” on every story, and it can be equally annoying as a reader/reviewer (and as a mod) to try to remember who is open to concrit, and who isn’t.

    So, this is a list where people can sign-up to let people know you, as an author, allow concrit. Sign-up below if you wish. Every few pages someone will collect the names and put them below (for ease of searching). Edit on 11/20/2015: To reduce confusion for those who may not have read this thread or the FAQ, we are moving ALL concrit to PM only. This way, new users will not assume everyone wants concrit. Please still add your name below so that people will still feel comfortable PMing you.

    This is only for constructive criticism. Please note any sort of story bashing will never be allowed and will be removed regardless of the author’s stance on concrit. “Bashing” is defined as making purposefully strong, negative and hurtful comments. Constructive criticism (or concrit) should aim towards helping the author improve their writing and should never be mean or hurtful. A good rule of thumb when providing concrit is asking yourself “can the author learn from this?”. If not, then it is probably bashing. Good concrit should not only point out what is wrong, but also provide suggestions on how to fix the issue. It should also take time to point out the positive points of the writing.

    Examples can be found below:

    Examples of Bashing and Concrit (open)

    Bashing:

    “You grammar is awful! Do you even know English!”

    “Anakin sucks in this. He would never say something like that.”

    Concrit:

    “Hey. I really like the style of this piece. However, I think you are having some issues with run-on sentences in this [quoted paragraph]. Try either breaking the sentence up HERE AND HERE, or using semi-colons LIKE THIS.”

    “I’m enjoying Obi-Wan in this, but I think your Anakin is acting a little off. Remember, he’s only 11 at this time, so he probably wouldn’t be saying those things. I’d suggest reading THIS LEGENDS BOOK to get a feeling for him at this age.



    Authors Open to Concrit

    A Blind Prophet
    Admiral Volshe
    aleja2
    Anakin 99
    Anakin Solo Revanchist
    ardavenport
    AzureAngel2
    Chyntuck
    Cushing's Admirer
    DaenaBenjen42
    darkspine10
    Darth_Furio
    DARTH_MU
    Darth Osnil
    Dashren2001
    evan7
    Ewok Poet
    Exeter
    Findswoman
    Firekeeper
    gaarastar58
    Gahmah Raan
    Goodwood
    Irish_Jedi_Jade
    JadeLotus
    jcgoble3
    JediMaster_Jen
    Kurisan
    Lady_Misty
    Lazy K
    leimoody
    MartyAvidianua
    mavjade
    Metophlus
    Nehru_Amidala
    Overboard4aFel
    SatineNaberrie
    Shekel_1383
    Shira A'dola
    Sith-I-5
    Stone Jade
    Tarsier
    The Admiral
    Theodore Hawkwood
    Thread Sketch
    Thumper09
    TrakNar
    yahiko
    Last edited by Briannakin, Jul 2, 2017
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  2. metophlus Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 30, 2015
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    *pricks finger*

    *writes name in blood*

    There we go.
  3. Admiral Volshe Force Ghost

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    Sep 2, 2012
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    I'm open to concrit.

    However, I'd just prefer it private messages to me so I can keep track/ask questions/learn better (I find it difficult on stories). So if someone could put "Please send via PM only", that'd be awesome. :)
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  4. jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 7, 2010
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    I'm always open to concrit. :)
  5. Exeter Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2005
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    Lay it on me. The nastier the better.
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  6. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    I (and Mav) will put the caveats beside the username on the main list :)
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  7. Goodwood Jedi Master

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    May 11, 2011
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    Always open to concrit, here.
  8. JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2005
    star 4
    Sure, but preferably via PM
  9. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 2014
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    Under specific conditions, yes. If somebody replies to a story just to bash it, or writes a 5K word essay in a public thread, that's weird.
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  10. TrakNar Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    I know my writing sucks. Please tell me how to fix it so I can suck less.
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  11. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    I think there is a clear line between constructive criticism and bashing, so if it's bashing, a mod will remove it.
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  12. Goodwood Jedi Master

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    May 11, 2011
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    The OP might also be a good place to reiterate the definition of concrit, drawing a line between it and... less charitable opinions.
  13. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    That is a good idea, thank you.
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  14. metophlus Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 30, 2015
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    I haven't witnessed a single instance of a reviewer bashing a story since I've been here.
  15. leiamoody Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2005
    star 4
    Open to concrit, via PM only.
  16. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2002
    star 6
    Cement and water?
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  17. Lazy K Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 22, 2012
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    I'm always open to constructive criticism. Heck, I'll take bashing, flaming, own-fic promoting, off-topic ranting and raving . . . though those should be sent by PM because of Teh Rulez. [face_desperate_for_feedback_of_any_kind]
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  18. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Jul 31, 2014
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    Get onto that review and read tag challenge, maybe?
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  19. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    Bring it on! (oh, and please sign me up, Bri.)
  20. metophlus Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 30, 2015
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    If Lazy K is a real man, he'll participate in the challenge.
  21. Exeter Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2005
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    @Lazy K is an old grizzled vet of the Gentleman's Writing Guild, a gregarious group of Hemingway types who sat around the fire drinking Corellian ale while sharing stories about topics like guns, girls, and Geonosian politics.

    I assure you his manliness has never been in question :cool:
    Last edited by Exeter, Oct 1, 2015
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  22. Gahmah Raan Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 2, 2015
    star 2
    Count me in. I would appreciate knowing my current strengths and weaknesses.
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  23. Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 21, 2007
    star 4
    I'm open to concrit in reviews and PMs depending on the feelings of the person giving it.
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  24. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Jul 31, 2014
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    http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/225
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  25. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Hey guys, this isn't a social thread.
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