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Hogwarts Belles-lettres

A Critique

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All Members , Moderated
This is the Writing Committee community of hogwartsch. Here, you can post your fan-/slash-/original fiction, and it will be beta'd (criticised) by members of hogwartsch. If at some point you would like to be a beta, contact slytherinblack.

Just a note: All critiques are constructive, so please do not be afraid to post, and please do not be offended. We are here to help, and we would love to see your work.

Community members

When posting work, be sure to use the following form:

Specific warnings:

Please do not post anything rated NC-17 plzkthx! However, if you want something of that nature beta'd, I would be happy to do it over email, I just do not want it posted in a 13+ community. My email is slytherininblack [at] gmail.

Writing council

Slytherin: slytherinblack, operatingroom
Ravenclaw: unearthingbone, loridarling, and thysanotus
Hufflepuff: jonathlee

If you are not on the writing council, you are certainly welcome to critique work! I don't mind seeing comments from you, I just expect to see more from the writing council. [mock-glare] But remember to be polite and constructive, or I'll spork you.

Critique form

I highly recommend writing council members use this when critiquing work.

Grammar and punctuation:

Characterization: Is anyone acting oddly, in a way that you wouldn't expect or doesn't make sense? Has Hermione suddenly become stupid (without a good explanation)? Has Voldemort decided to take off for Hawaii and forget about taking over magical England? Note it here.

Book continuity: This is the place to put things that don't make sense in the context of the books. For example, Hermione should not be taking Divination sixth year.

Overall plot: Too much dialogue? Too little dialogue? Did it simply not make sense? Note any general observations or things that don't fit in the above categories here.

Tips for giving constructive criticism:

Be polite.
Be humble - you are never better than the author because we can all use improvement.
Be helpful - instead of saying "this sucks", say "I thought this part could stand some improvement because ____. Perhaps you could _____."

Questions/Comments? slytherinblack/Bren can be reached through AIM at SlytherinInBlack or through email at slytherininblack [at] gmail. No, he is not terribly creative.

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