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Writer Resource

on March 22, 2016

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I thought I’d share something helpful I found for getting feedback about your writings. I know I’ve posted some sections of my work on blog posts before and most feedback that you get is a ‘like’ or maybe a short comment. Though these can be encouraging, they don’t really help your work improve.

When I was in college, I was a part of several workshop classes, where we all had to do an assignment, but we also had to critique each other’s poems, short stories, or whatever we were writing. It was very helpful, and my work significantly improved from that feedback.

Since college, I haven’t really had a good place to get feedback about my writing. I’ve asked a couple friends or relatives, but let’s face it, everyone is busy and most of the time someone else’s project doesn’t take priority. But, luckily, I have another writer friend who I met at a Book Fair and she told me about this great website! I decided to try it out for myself before mentioning it to others, and now that I’ve used it, I’m a fan.

So the website is http://www.scribophile.com/ and it’s great. How it works is you have to read other’s works and give them critiques to get points, the more detailed and helpful the critique, the more points you get. When you get 5 points, you can post your own work for critique. It motivates people to actually read your work and give feedback. And it’s free, if you want it to be. I haven’t switched to the paid version, which has a few more perks, like having more than 2 posts of your own work at a time, and some fun features to get more detailed feedback. But I’m liking the free version just fine for now.

So if you’re a writer, and you’re struggling with getting feedback, check it out! Or if you would like to read more sections from my own novel, feel free to join so you can read them.

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4 responses to “Writer Resource

  1. serendipityk28 says:

    Hi, I love your post. A couple of years ago, I found a great site for getting feedback, but I forgot the adress. Since then, most of the feedback I’ve been getting was from my family and friends (and as nice those are, they are not exactly professional). Thank you for sharing this information, it will be really helpful.
    And if you feel like talking more about writing, you can visit my blog https://kristina28blog.wordpress.com 🙂

  2. Jamie Foley says:

    I’ll be critiquing your new book on Scribophile soon… 🙂

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