Review swap, the revenge!

11 months ago | TCC Edwards (Member)

I'm working away on my sci-fi serial Far Flung, and I need reviews.

I've got a story that draws heavily from Star Trek Voyager, but I feel it's evolved into something different as I write. A review or two posted here at Web Fiction Guide would really help me. I'm going to set up a Kickstarter or Patreon soon to help me fund my hosting and pay for editing - but I should know what needs editing the most!

I've done reviews of serials for WFG before, and I'd be happy to write one again for anyone here.

The main site for the story is tccedwards.com, and the first chapter starts at tccedwards.com/far-flung-ch01-outset

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Team Contract (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    @TCC I might take you up on it. Read your into. Seems pretty interesting.

  2. TCC Edwards (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    That'd be great! I see that Once Giants doesn't have any reviews, so I'll give it a read right now and type up something soon!

  3. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    I'll try for this weekend.

    Author of Price.
  4. Patrick Rochefort (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Sure, I'll take a look at it this week. Reciprocation of a review is appreciated! (Note that I disclose all my reciprocated reviews, and all reviews, reciprocal or not, will be judged by the same standards.)

    From Winter's Ashes: A Detective with nothing left to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.
  5. TCC Edwards (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Thank you TanaNari and Patrick. As for your note about review standards - but of course, I wouldn't have it any other way!

  6. Team Contract (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    @TCC Edwards

    Thanks for the read and review. I've left one for you as well :D Nice story so far. I've read up to the latest.

  7. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    I think you'll find you like my review. I may have gushed a little... I love fiction that takes the time to think, and rewards readers who do the same.

    Hmm...

    Okay, I'm adding that to my review now. It just sounds too good.

    Point is, you deserve to be recognized for making a story that takes the time to be more than merely entertainment.

    Author of Price.
  8. TCC Edwards (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    It looks like the reviews for Once Giants and Far Flung went up simultaneously!

    That review's awesome, thanks Team Contract!

    This isn't over yet - I'm still reading Price and From Winter's Ashes, and I will add reviews of both very soon.

    Also, thank you for your kind words TanaNari - you really made my week!

  9. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Just tell me, are the names all references and I'm missing some, or are some of them just coincidence?

    Author of Price.
  10. TCC Edwards (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Off the top of my head, there are only a few names in the story that are references. I used a lot of baby name sources for the human characters, and the alien species names are my own. So some names will be just coincidences, yeah.

  11. TCC Edwards (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    All right, I've looked over Price and From Winter's Ashes!

    Both very good - awesome work!

    Thank you kindly for your reviews, both the positive and the negative. My biggest takeaway from this is that I need to fix my site and navigation first! A sidebar and/or a title bar with clear navigation links ought to fix up some of that. I thought I loved my current theme, but it's getting to be more of a hassle now.

    I have to clear up my space combat sequences for sure (honestly I'm considering doing the 'Song of Ice and Fire' thing and avoiding big battle sequences, but yeah, I'll see what I can do). I'll also take a good look over my dialogue - I think this is where I'll need an editor's help the most.

    TanaNari pointed out one of my regrets - that I slip into more traditional storytelling from the more experimental at the start. I wanted to keep the mission logs, transcripts, and more formal reports, but I found it too hard to get 'into' my characters that way. The future of Far Flung will likely see more personal narratives, with a few short mission logs or transcripts scattered in when appropriate.

    Have a read over my reviews of your stories, and feel free to ask me for elaboration. I'll be stopping by your websites regularly - you'll see my comments pop up on your posts for sure!

  12. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Well, I do get the feeling you didn't read very far into my story before posting a review. Most of what you bring up is explored in pretty solid depth later on.

    But the early combat scene? Meant to be hectic and confused. A first person perspective from a complete newbie who's getting toyed with like the proverbial mouse and eponymous Kitten.

    Other fights are cleaner for much the same reason- a more confident and trained character, after all.

    ... Yes... I put that level of thought and care into my stories...

    Author of Price.
  13. Patrick Rochefort (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Thank you for the constructive review!

    From Winter's Ashes: A Detective with nothing left to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.
  14. Lee Carlon (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    @TCC (and anybody else) Are you still looking for review swaps?

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