Review Exchange

14 years ago | Ryan A. Span (Member)

I've noticed that there seems to be a bit of a review imbalance on the WFG, where some entries are drowning in reviews but others are struggling to attract any, and thereby aren't getting the attention they deserve.

So, I had the idea of setting up a review exchange where people can trade reviews between themselves on a 1 for 1 basis. If you want an exchange, just post here with your willingness to do one, along with your reading standards (RS) on a scale of 1-5 -- where 1 means you'll read anything regardless of problems (either with the story or the website) and 5 means something needs to be seriously impressive before you'll give it a good review.

If someone you want is available for review, ask them, and if they accept then your reviewing pact is forged. All reviews posted through the exchange are of course subject to WFG's normal review rules.

I'll hereby post myself up first, taking reviews at an RS of 4.5.


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  1. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Great idea Ryan.

    I have also noticed the imbalance and as a result I have held back posting a couple of reviews I had planned.

    I am happy to put myself up and will give anything a go.

    Reviewing my site - Refuge of Delayed Souls - in return is optional.

    My reviews [so far] can be seen here:

  2. Pete Tzinski (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    What a fine suggestion, Ryan. Sure, I'm game. I dunno what my reviewing standards are, so I'll say 3. I'll read about anything, and I'll say what I think. I'm not terribly harsh, but if there are problems, I will talk about 'em. I worked as an editor on a SF/F/H magazine for a couple of years, so it'll be the editor/slushpile genes kicking in again.

    In exchange, if anyone dares want to take a gander at my serial (God in the Machine) then by all means.( I'll review even if you don't though. I recognize that a serial in which the episodes are extremely long can present a challenge, and am fairly zen about it.)

    Very cool.

    I don't actually know how to do reviews yet, so it'll be a learning experience for me. (I haven't tried, mind.)

  3. Tahjir (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Sounds like fun!

    Anyway, I'm not an expert reviewer, so I'll have to go with a 1-2, pretty much everything, really. Preferably fantasy/sci-fi, but I'll give anything a try.

    Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy
  4. Sora (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Cool. I'm more of 2-3, because it's mostly genre specific. I mostly read fantasy, but if the writing is solid and the premise is interesting I'll try to give it a read.

  5. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    @ Peedee

    "I don't actually know how to do reviews yet, so it'll be a learning experience for me. (I haven't tried, mind.)"

    Just read your review of One Last Autumn - you're a natural :D

  6. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Peedee, I choose you!

    Care to exchange?


  7. apocalypsenovel (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    I am in too. I'd like someone who likes scifi to review mine, but i'll review anything. Just ask.

  8. Reyben (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    This sounds like a good idea, I'm in. I've previously been a bit review shy, so I'd probably count myself as a 2/3; I'm usually more inclined toward the sci-fi/fantastical, but I'll look at anything that the author thinks is fresh and original- just ask. Reviewing my in exchange is utterly optional.

  9. apocalypsenovel (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Reyben; i'll do yours. Want to exchange? Mine is linked at the bottom.

  10. apocalypsenovel (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Actually... Each of your chapters is 100-143 pages long in a "play format" - a script- I don't have that kind of time to do it justice properly. Sorry, Reyben.

  11. Pete Tzinski (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Dear Winter. I am NOT a Poke-Mon. Sorry.

    But we can happily exchange anyway. Just don't be disappointed when I have no electric attack. :)

    @Miladsya: You're very kind, thankyew. :)

  12. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Peedee: Aw. Now I'm disappointed. ;)

    I'll put GOTM in my reading list right after the manu I'm reading for Gryphonwood.


  13. Pete Tzinski (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    I've got "Street" open now. So in the brief periods of Toddler-Sleeping-Peace in the house, I'll get to happily reading. :)

  14. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 14 years ago

    Well my story is still quite young, but I feel like its up to a point where a person should have a decent impression of whether or not they like it. I'll do a review exchange with anyone, which puts me at about a 1 on the RS scale. I've done some reviews myself, so I can get pretty detailed.

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