Question about reviews.

1 year ago | bombtasticnovels (Member)

Forgive me for not knowing but with the reviews how many chapters/words/far into the serial do you go till you ask for a review. My serial ( ) so far is only on its 5th "chapter" so I can understand knowing thats too short but at 15 chapters? 30 chapters? midway through the book?

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  1. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I've seen someone request a review at only five or six chapters and no one complained. I would say at least get your first "arc" out, so people can get an solid introduction of the core concepts and characters of your serial, but if you've got enough meat in the first few chapters of your work for people to chew on, I wouldn't imagine there'd be a problem for an early review.

  2. ForestRage (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    But can you get a review done even before your novel passes submission? I have just done that and am wondering if I should wait until approval before this step.

    The Red Lands

    Scribe of The Red Lands web novel
  3. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Well, if you want a review to be up there on the reviews list, you'll probably have to wait for it to pass submission. You can't post a review of an unlisted story.

    But if all you're asking for is forum feedback, well, that can be done any time with any work.

    Author of Price.
  4. smatthews65 (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Personally, I would advise caution before requesting a review too early in the development of your story. I was (am) a first time writer and was eager to get feedback on my work, but I only had 3-4 chapters published at the time. The story arcs hadn’t developed yet and things probably seemed a bit unrelated.

    I did, however, receive some great feedback on writing style and structure that changed the way I think about things going forward.

    If you’re looking for someone to give honest feedback and critique your work, then make sure you structure your request accordingly. Then, once you have a lot of meat to your content, feel free to ask for an official review. You don’t want to inadvertently find your story in the dark, unread corners of the interweb. :)

    Mists of Kel Doran Online Novel


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