Don't Be A Silent Reader - Comments

  • twejacobbr

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    I agreee!!!! But patients is a key thing when writing a story...but I agree with at least writing the simplest comment. They do make the authors day! =)
    December 1st, 2013 at 02:44pm
  • raroman

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    Exsqueeze me if I'm so wrapped up in it I cannot worship someone's writing until I've finished all they've written. Don't worry, if I like your story, my one comment will compensate.
    December 1st, 2013 at 01:32am
  • PoeticBeauty86

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    I feel the same way I get a lot of readers but only like 2 comments and it's basically from the same people.
    December 1st, 2013 at 12:45am
  • January Rose

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    Totally agree!
    November 30th, 2013 at 05:48pm
  • Deputy Heart Eyes

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    Amen to that! :D
    August 12th, 2013 at 08:36am
  • Insane Gravity

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    Sorry for the late replies!
    @ Kellinquinn.
    Much obliged! I'm a pretty faithful and dedicated reader, and I do my best to support the authors. I can't even begin to fathom the dedication and passion put into the worlds they create and the stories they tell, so leaving a heartfelt is what I feel is the least I can do.

    @ Morrissey
    Thank you for the insight, I haven't really thought of this perspective before. I remember waaaaay back in the day, there was this story I use to really be into on this site, but one day the author discontinued it because a negative comment was made about one of the main characters and this impacted the way she felt and wrote about the story so she stopped writing. I just remember reading her thoughts about the comment and how sad she felt, and it made me feel a bit sad too. From then on if I had nothing "nice" or constructive to say, I would rather not hurt an inspiring author by saying only negative points in the stories. I never want to make someone feel that way about something they put their heart and soul in, you know? But your comment makes me think that maybe some people can find strength and motivation in negativity :)

    @ Jefferson Starships
    I'm glad you don't let those types of comments get to you, and take a positive spin on them. As I said in my response above, after I saw how a negative comment (from another member) impacted the author of a story I was reading in a negative way, I try my best to never leave a negative comment because I don't ever want to make someone feel bad about their writing, or creative outlets in general.
    August 11th, 2013 at 12:56pm
  • piercethevie

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    @ quinnciado
    good for you<3 you go girl
    August 11th, 2013 at 12:50am
  • chris roetter;

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    I actually get zero feedback on most of my stories and it bothers me. But hey, i'm not writing for the feedback, I write for myself most of the time.
    August 11th, 2013 at 12:22am
  • Jefferson Starships

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    I know that feeling. It's weird too, for me, I get like 20 views on something and 10 comments, but then I get 900 views on another thing and 100 comments.

    @ Insane Gravity

    I get comments just saying "this chapter wasn't good" or "NOOOOOO" and then crying about something sad that happened. (Is that the same as saying it's bad? I don't think so, I got them to really feel emotion. That's awesome.) I understand it, mostly they're on chapters I know and proclaimed I was a little weak on because lack of ideas/time/other thing. I doesn't make me upset or angry to see comments like those.
    August 10th, 2013 at 03:17pm
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    @ Insane Gravity
    I think mean comments are the best, they are more valuable than "I liked this", because they stimulate you to improve your writing, but I can't really write those. I feel really uncomfortable, therefore sometimes I stay a silent reader.
    August 10th, 2013 at 10:25am
  • piercethevie

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    @ Insane Gravity
    I like the way you think.
    August 10th, 2013 at 10:21am
  • Insane Gravity

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    What if someone wanted to comment, but it wasn't a positive one? Not necessarily mean, or harsh, but more of a "I wasn't really feeling this chapter." Should they still comment, even if they have no constructive criticism to offer?

    I'm not trying to be mean or rude or anything, I am just genuinely curious as to what authors think about these types of comments. Would they rather those types of comments not posted at all? Or do they just want comments in general, regardless of their nature?

    Usually when I comment on stories, it is one of two types of comments. Either constructive criticism, like catching typos or weird sentences, or it is (most likely) a lengthy comment on my thoughts of the plot/characters/chapter/etc. I don't really like leaving the "I liked this" because it feels empty to me. I like leaving meaningful/helpful comments, and if I can't leave them at the time of the reading (because of class/work) I would rather wait until I had time to properly reply' which sometimes takes time. Very rarely do I leave short comments.

    So, in short, I like leaving long comments that comment on content anywhere from 1-5 chapters, instead of leaving short comments on every chapter I read. I'm sorry if the authors would like more comments, but I prefer leaving quality comments rather than quantity >:
    August 10th, 2013 at 07:53am
  • Violetta3tears

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    @ Kellinquinn.
    Haha yup exactly how I feel.
    August 10th, 2013 at 06:28am
  • piercethevie

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    @ Violetta3tears
    Our feelings are on the same level right now! I hate how i have 40+ readers and no comments either! We just... wow..
    August 10th, 2013 at 06:26am
  • Violetta3tears

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    @ Kellinquinn.
    Same here. I feel like flipping over a desk every single time I see I have like 40+ readers and I have zero comments... Its like 'What are you doing while reading this that you can't type a simple sentence????'
    August 10th, 2013 at 06:14am
  • piercethevie

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    @ Violetta3tears
    Really! It's like, just put anything that relates to the chapter! I comment on every single story i read i swear...
    August 10th, 2013 at 06:11am
  • Violetta3tears

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    I know that feeling soooo well It hurts Dx I hate it when my readers don't comment. Its like, please at least answer the questions I put in the authors note! Its simple and I let you express your feelings and all that junk. *sigh*
    August 10th, 2013 at 06:06am