Critique StationGuidelines & FormsPlease read the following information and follow any guidelines given when posting work for critique and in answering critiques for other members. Starting a Topic When starting a topic requesting for critique, you may do so reqesting critique for RP posts, character applications, plots, original stories, poetry, setting descriptions, or any form of writing. Once you are satisfied with your amount of critiques, you may request to have your work archived. If your work has gone inactive for a substantial period, your work will also be archived. If you would like a new draft of the same piece of writing, please reply with the new draft in the same thread. Do not start new threads for second drafts of the same work. Please be respectful of those who give you critique on your work, even if their response is negative. They have taken the time to reply and try to help you, please try to be polite even in disagreements. You may bump your topic once ever seven days. When beginning a new topic, please use the following form. Code: Select [b]Your name / alias:[/b] [b]Summary of Piece:[/b] [b]Type:[/b] Post, Short Story, Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Article, etc. [b]Notes for your critic:[/b] What would you like repliers to focus on or if you have any specific areas of concern. Your piece of work goes here! Replying to a Topic If a topic has gone inactive for over a month, please do not reply, it is most likely that the author has sought help somewhere else. The thread will be archived by staff. 'Flaming', the mindless criticism of work, will not be tolerated. Any criticism given to member's work must be constructive to it's improvement. Mindless praise of work will not be considered a critique, and will not be counted toward tallies for promotions or badges. Be respectful of other's work, even in disagreements over changes. There is no form to use to reply to a critique request, but critiques should cover at least two of the following areas of the piece: Plot Character Development Style Spelling and Grammar Sentence Structure Overall Structure Hook (how fast and how well did it reel you in) Overall reaction General areas of success and improvement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the critique section,please contact a member of the writing team, or alternatively, write a letter in our 'Letters to Staff' section.