Conversation Between bobandbill and .emerald
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  1. .emerald
    September 22nd, 2008 10:47 PM
    Well, thanks anyway. Good day!
  2. bobandbill
    September 22nd, 2008 8:12 PM
    The thing is, you can't. The 'Fanfic of a month' section hasn't had one added to it for quite some time now - isn't in use. And I guess back then the mod/s decided what fics got in there as well when it was in operation.
  3. .emerald
    September 22nd, 2008 7:56 PM
    You mean, you don't know Lily?
    One more question, she mentioned the mods reading then promoting the thread to "Fan fic of the month"
    How do I promote mine?
  4. bobandbill
    September 22nd, 2008 7:33 PM
    ...contests. Well, not many happen here (not any I don't think), but occassionally on other forums one can find a contest. There's one going on on Serebiiforums ATM, in fact. And you win contests by writing a better entry then all the other people. But who is this 'Lily'?

    Reveiwers - well, I am a reviewer, I guess. Not always a free one but from time to time I review stories I follow or new ones, occassionally take requests as well if I have the time. (I also Beta read fics elsewhere).

    Last question... well, don't think I can answer this really. As it says 'if you see'... but if you do ask people make sure beforehand they aren't too busy and ask nicely as well. Hmm, on Serebii there's also a reviewer's thread (like the Beta Reader thread), but not on here...
  5. .emerald
    September 22nd, 2008 7:15 PM
    Well, I thank you for answering that clearly
    Actually, I have more questions, if you don't mind of course...
    Lily said: "Win contests and awards so your name is seen in public, but don't use it for bragging rights (it will produce a negative image of you then);Enter contests if your story fits the requirements, so the judges will review your fanfic."
    How do I 'Win contests?', Where do I sign up?
    "There are reviewers for hiring like beta readers. If you see them, invite them immediately"
    Are you one of them?
    "If you see a reviewer is reviewing someone else's fanfic, but does not have anything written down asking for fanfics to review, contact them directly and try your luck"
    Like who?
    Thanks in advance.
  6. bobandbill
    September 22nd, 2008 7:05 PM

    Well, hopefully the first post in the thread covers it all... basically anyone who who wants to be a Beta Reader - a person who looks over one's story before they post it and offers advice on what to improve, mistakes, etc - can apply and be added to the list of Beta Readers available. Then someone who needs one can simply look at the list and contact anyone who they think will help them best for their story.

    Alternatively, if one still isn't sure who they want as a Beta Reader or can't find a free one, they post in the thread using the outline provided giving infomation on what kind of Beta Reader they need, their story, etc. Then I update their details into the first post so others can see.

    Basically a system to help others find a Beta Reader for their work, and particularly good for 'newbies' to improve, although they are good and helpful for everyone. (I used one myself for my most recent story, for instance).

    Hope that answers it, any other questions just shoot away.
  7. .emerald
    September 22nd, 2008 6:46 PM
    Um.. Hello! Good day to you!
    I just wanted to ask how does the Beta readers, place works.
  8. .emerald
    September 19th, 2008 7:21 PM
    Well, thank you again. I hope you will still criticize my fics sometime! Good day!
  9. bobandbill
    September 19th, 2008 7:15 PM
    That's because I've been at writing for at least a year now, and have learnt a lot about writing. Only have the one fic anyways (well, two, one going to be released soon-ish after betaing of it is done), and the fic as it is now (especially the first few chapters) are better then what they were originally. Still, good to hear they're still enjoyable.

    Just keep at practising the writing, and widen your knowledge by reading other fics (and reviews too, I guess). Entertaining to do and you learn as well!
  10. .emerald
    September 19th, 2008 6:47 PM
    Still, your fics are 10 times better than mine.
    Especially the one about the male Skarmory.
  11. bobandbill
    September 19th, 2008 6:22 PM
    No problem.

    Well, I did enjoy it. It could have been better in places, of course, but improvement in writing take time and a few goes, so I've found. And you had improved from the previous story, certainly some effort put in which was good to see. Emotion was done well, just need more work on setting it up and with description as well.
  12. .emerald
    September 19th, 2008 1:43 AM
    Hello, I really thank you for reviewing my thread.
    I still can't believe you enjoyed it....
  13. bobandbill
    September 15th, 2008 11:11 PM
    That or PMs are fine.
    Well, glad I was of help there in my review.
    And I guess this is kinda of a review request? Well, fine, I'll take a look at that story. About love? Hmm, not quite my thing, but I'll take a look and leave a review. However not now (as in today or so), as I have other stories, study and other things to do first. Hopefully tomorrow I'll find some time for it though, if not the day after... well, you get the idea. Have patience.
  14. .emerald
    September 15th, 2008 10:59 PM
    I thank you for reviewing & criticizing my fan-fic, it made me realize how hard it is to wrote one.
    I just wanted to say that I got motovated by what you said & I decided to make a new one(A one-shot actually..)
    I hope you will read & enjoy my new fic(Just click my sig link)
    >I don't know if this is actually the place to say these kinds of things...

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