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Hi everyone! It's time for the next Discussion of the Week here at Tales Corner Wink

Without further ado I'll post this week's topic...Embarrassed...

Criticisms-what is their limit?

Well no writer is perfect-one writes for others to read and not everyone is going to love what youve written...

Criticisms are only going to help us improve-they are part and parcel of writing and are in fact necessary for one to improve.

I agree they cant go too far...but how far is too far?

And how seriously should a writer take his/her criticisms?

 

Fire away your opinions!! We're all waiting Wink

Topic Idea-Harshu[xMarauderx]..thanx yaar Hug

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Posted: 18 June 2007 at 6:41am | IP Logged
Originally posted by coolniyu

Hi everyone! It's time for the next Discussion of the Week here at Tales Corner Wink

Without further ado I'll post this week's topic...Embarrassed...

Criticisms-what is their limit?

Well no writer is perfect-one writes for others to read and not everyone is going to love what youve written...

Criticisms are only going to help us improve-they are part and parcel of writing and are in fact necessary for one to improve.

I agree they cant go too far...but how far is too far?

If criticism is given just for the sake of demeaning someone, its going too far. There should be a validity to the criticism. Just because you have a personal bias for a certain style of fiction or non-fiction, you shouldn't try to impose it on other people with different styles. That is why its really important to have an open mind for new things. There is a difference between trashing someone and giving constructive critisim.

And how seriously should a writer take his/her criticisms?

I don't speak for everyone, but just myself. I listen to all criticism that is given to me. What makes sense, I keep with me. What doesn't make sense goes out of my other ear.

Fire away your opinions!! We're all waiting Wink

Cheers,

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Posted: 18 June 2007 at 10:05am | IP Logged
Well excellent topic...

As much as criticisms help to improve a person's writing ... I agree there has to be a limit.

For a story to be accepted well it should meet the readers needs. There maybe 1000s of readers and its very difficult to impress everyone.

All the writers can do is try to keep in mind the suggestions put forth by the readers. They can't take each and every suggestion as it'll only distract the originality of the writer.

Basic errors like grammar and typos must be corrected. I think each and every writer should have their own style, stick to it and try to improve it gradually (again, which can be done only by writing more and more). As long as the story makes sense and sticks to the plot the writer is in no trouble.

I don't think I really put foreword what I really wanted to.. LOL . But my suggestion... Try to improve on all grounds without losing the individual style...

God !!! I messed this one up Cry

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Posted: 18 June 2007 at 10:08am | IP Logged
Well excellent topic...

As much as criticisms help to improve a person's writing ... I agree there has to be a limit.

For a story to be accepted well it should meet the readers needs. There maybe 1000s of readers and its very difficult to impress everyone.

All the writers can do is try to keep in mind the suggestions put forth by the readers. They can't take each and every suggestion as it'll only distract the originality of the writer.

Basic errors like grammar and typos must be corrected. I think each and every writer should have their own style, stick to it and try to improve it gradually (again, which can be done only by writing more and more). As long as the story makes sense and sticks to the plot the writer is in no trouble.

I don't think I really put foreword what I really wanted to.. LOL . But my suggestion... Try to improve on the grounds suggested by readers without losing the individual style...

God !!! I messed this one up Cry

Cheers!!!

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Posted: 20 June 2007 at 10:28am | IP Logged
great post Tanaz Big smile
n wow elephant well said ClapHug
n ppl i am sooooooooooo sorry i just realised i forgot to credit harshu-shes the one who came up with this topic n PM'd me Ouch big big big big big apologies yaar Embarrassed
ppl this topic was entirely Harshu's [xMarauderx] idea Embarrassed

anyway as for my own views..i agree personal biases should not figure in your criticisms..

and like elley said its very hard to impress everyone..so a writer should use his own judgement and check which criticism makes sense..and work upon those..Embarrassed

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Well...criticisms...to be honest, I get easily disheartened whenever I read a negative review. But I manao-fy myself after reading it...

As for criticism...it should be constructive and over all said in a good manner...in a nice way. That will inspire the writer to rectify his/her mistakes and do better next time. Just criticizing a fic just for the heck of it or if you have a biased attitude towards the writer or style of writing or even couple about whom the fic is about...then it's better to be a silent reader and not comment on it.

It's not nice to judge something, you yourself don' like before you ever opened the fic!
But I think you can easily distinguish between good readers and the bad flamers...
The people who just want to flame your story...they'll write non sense posts with only demeaning words written in them. Something like: U sucks...crap story
etc etc. So I try not to care much about these flamers!

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Posted: 21 June 2007 at 12:47am | IP Logged
Originally posted by coolniyu



n ppl i am sooooooooooo sorry i just realised i forgot to credit harshu-shes the one who came up with this topic n PM'd me Ouch big big big big big apologies yaar Embarrassed
ppl this topic was entirely Harshu's [xMarauderx] idea Embarrassed


I expect a full written apology from your side for this blatant ignorance of following the phrase: Credit given where credit due


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Posted: 21 June 2007 at 3:26am | IP Logged

Originally posted by xMarauderx

Well...criticisms...to be honest, I get easily disheartened whenever I read a negative review. But I manao-fy myself after reading it...

As for criticism...it should be constructive and over all said in a good manner...in a nice way. That will inspire the writer to rectify his/her mistakes and do better next time. Just criticizing a fic just for the heck of it or if you have a biased attitude towards the writer or style of writing or even couple about whom the fic is about...then it's better to be a silent reader and not comment on it.

It's not nice to judge something, you yourself don' like before you ever opened the fic!
But I think you can easily distinguish between good readers and the bad flamers...
The people who just want to flame your story...they'll write non sense posts with only demeaning words written in them. Something like: U sucks...crap story
etc etc. So I try not to care much about these flamers!

You know, i agree with you completely!!!! I do get a little low wen i get a bad review... and yes you can see the diference between the good oned and the flamers...

Personally i love constructive critisism... but the kind of reviews i like are the ones that tell you what they liked and what they didnt about the story... i mean the kind of reviews that say "great!" "continue soon :D" all those are very bugging! too short nd basically i consider them as spam posts u knw!!!!

Ok coming to revviews... constructive critisism we should be able to take! like appu said we cannot catr to evryone! some people will like what we write and some will not! Once we accept this, i think we can take constructive critisism...

And i love CC cos we can work on our writing, get better and all that! I love the reviews that tanu or sam gives telling u what they liked and what they didnt.. but in the midst of this all a harshu ka review is very nice because she gives CC... i mean the honesty is what i like!!!!

And that helps me improve evrytime!!!!!

But as far as i have seen i have had a few flamers... but the CC has never gone too far... nd the people who dont like my story for biased reasons have said so... like a few people say "I am not that into marauder era so excuse me if i am a little harsh" thats what has happened, and again, that tells you how seriously you can take the review...

now i have no idea how to conclude this so ill just say

toodles Big smile

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