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Noticing Newbies: September 11, 2019 Issue [#9748]

 This week: A Reviewing Discussion
  Edited by: Jace
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Table of Contents

1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

Hi, I'm Jace .

Welcome to this issue of the Noticing Newbies newsletter. Join me as I take you into some nooks and crannies of Writing.Com that you may not have found time to check out yet. This newsletter is about and for you. And for you seasoned members, I hope you'll find something you can take from my ramblings. *Smile*

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Letter from the editor

Last month my newsletter topic was about reviewing. It generated a lot of discussion on the subject from the mailbag and the Newsfeed. I thought I'd pursue this important resource further.

You've posted your first story on Writing.Com. Then you receive your first review of that work. What do you do now?

Some of the review may not be what you want to hear. You have a decision to make. You can take what the reviewer says and make any changes you feel appropriate. Or, you can ignore what the reviewer has told you. But I submit, the one thing you should not do is berate that reviewer. Just remember, a review is just one person's opinion at that point in time. Check out the following essay:
Receiving the Gift of an Unwanted Review  (13+)
Who's responsible when you get frustrating reviews you can't use? Getting what you want.
#2195612 by Northernwrites

Reviewing on WDC is a very well documented resource. Type "reviewing" into the Search window, select the All of WDC box and you'll find more than 500 essays, articles, and items on the subject of reviewing. Obviously, one might spend many hours, days or weeks perusing things Reviewing.

I've selected some essays on various aspects of reviewing from some long-time members (more than ten years of membership) who are very articulate on the importance of reviewing. Yes, I know it's a good bit of reading. But they're worth the effort if reviewing is important to you.

First, check out this entry in "Writing.Com 101: "Guidelines To Great Reviewing

"Reviews that Tell You What You Wrote"   by Northernwrites
"Expectations & Giving In-Depth Reviews"   by Northernwrites
"The Tangible Rewards of Reviewing"   by Jace
"The Epitome of Objectivity"   by Jace
"Are You Qualified to Write a Review?"   by Jessiebelle™
"Reviewer’s Tips & Checklist"   by Jessiebelle™
"Excuse Me?"   by Vivian
"What Do You Mean?"   by Vivian
"My Thoughts On Reviewing"   by Tiggy
"On Giving Reviews"   by § Roseille ♥
"On Reviewing"   by spidey

Once you've read the first item on our reviewing 'book' list, try your hand at the quiz: "Guidelines to Great Reviewing - The Quiz

Now there are still more than 500 items that contain pearls of reviewing wisdom. While I chose articles written by more established members, don't discount essays on reviewing written by our newer members.

Remember you can take what you want from someone's opinion about your work. Or leave it be.

Best of luck with all your writing ... and reviewing endeavors.

Editor's Picks

Check out these Newbies (I've selected folks who have filled out their Biography or something in their Bio-Block). Take a moment to review something in their Port ... or just say hi.

 Routine  (E)
When you continue dreaming of another day, that's when you have beaten the routine
#2199792 by freespirit

 Final curtain call  (13+)
mystery at the theater
#2200154 by littlegal

 Is it really that bad?  (E)
Short poem about the weather
#2200228 by Sammy

 Nothing: A Series   (E)
a series of poems about loss and pain.
#2198962 by Grieving_Girl

Winter  (E)
A short poem about winter.
#2200128 by Raven E. Ruoxia

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Word from Writing.Com

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Ask & Answer

Thanks for spending time with me today. If you liked what you read (or if you didn't), please take time and drop me a line. I'd love to hear your ideas.

From the mailbag:

From K.HBey : Reviewing is not only beneficial for the writer but for the reviewer as well. I always learn new things from my reviews.I learn about people, cultures and how to improve my English according to the native one. Reviewing should be positive ever though the writing does not respond to the standard of both the language and the assignment. In this latter case it is most often difficult to find the right words in order to advise the writer without hurting him. This is a featured issue indeed!

         Very true.

A discussion from the Newsfeed: Rather than re-type all the notes from the members who took part, I'll just provide the note. *Wink*
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