Would you like to receive specific feedback on your SimLit writing?
Then this is the thread for you!
No matter what version of the Sims you use for your storytelling, you can request feedback on your writing here.
Guidelines for Writers:
If you would like to request feedback on your story, then please share a link to the post you'd like feedback on. If you want feedback on a specific sentence, approach, idea, or style, that's fine, too! Just let us know!
If your work deals with sensitive topics or is NSFW, please mention that when you post your link.
Please let us know what types of comments you would like! You can pose a few questions for us to answer, if you'd like.
Let us know what aspect of your writing (including illustrations) you want us to focus our comments on.
Always take the comments with a grain of salt: remember that each reader has her or his own favorite styles, and your style may not fit that reader's preferences! While we're asking for honest feedback, we're also free not to follow the suggestions! At the end of the day, it's your writing.
If you do end up feeling momentarily discouraged as a result of comments, please let us know! Sometimes, it's simply a misunderstanding. Whenever you feel discouraged (and it happens to all of us sometimes!), we'll be happy to help you work through the discouragement and recover your inspiration!
If you receive helpful comments, please make a point to reciprocate by sharing your comments with other writers when they request feedback here! (It's especially helpful if you provide feedback to the readers/writers who provide feedback to you.)
Guidelines for Those Providing Feedback:
It goes without saying that feedback should always be presented in a kind, polite, and respectful manner.
Simultaneously, this thread is a place for useful feedback. Short, general comments like, "Great start!" are often not specific enough to help the writer.
Some tips to provide helpful feedback:
1) Point out specific examples from the writer's work to illustrate your comments.
2) Be honest, authentic, and thoughtful, genuinely sharing your experience as a reader. Think about the type of feedback you'd like to get on your work.
3) Answer the questions that the writer poses, paying attention to the specific points the writer is asking about. (In other words, if the writer isn't asking for you to point out typos or variances from standard written English, then don't. Let the writer's request and questions guide the type of feedback you provide.)
4) Think about what the writer can do to make the writing even better, in your estimation.
5) Include a few positives every time! The writer may request feedback on "what doesn't work" or "what's wrong with this", and while it can be useful for you to point out a few suggestions for improvement, it's also always helpful to point out what DOES work and what you do like in the work--even when you're giving constructive suggestions.
**Please share with me any suggestions you have for these guidelines!**