Since there is no place in the workshop section for side comments that don't up the review count of someone's piece I'm posting this here. Please include a word count in either the title of your piece or the synopsis. I think this will facilitate the reviewers judgment of how much time they will need to give you a solid, helpful review. I personally don't mind doing anything under 8k but I also usually don't sit down to start doing reviews without knowing how much time I can put into it. I like to be fair and equal to everyone, so I think knowing that right off the bat, everyone can give due process to each other.
Agreed. I always try to remember to include the wordcount somewhere in my agendas or synopses(sp?).
And for the love of all that is holy, people, please STOP USING .DOCX. If you have newer versions of Word, then when you save your draft, click the little drop down box and select Microsoft Word 1997-2003 format (plain .doc)
Please no text formats!
My request is that everyone use a serif font (Times New Roman, Courier, etc.). Use whatever you want when writing, but keep in mind that a serif font is a lot easier on the eyes for your readers. This isn't too big a deal unless the file is saved in pdf format, but it should probably be a standard thing anyway.
Is the .docx really that much of a pain in the ass? I use Open Office and any file comes up fine, except .PDF. In my opinion, please don't use .PDF. It's too hard to LBL without the full Adobe program.
docx IS a pain in the ass. At home I can open them, but at work I can't. Not that I do reviews at work.....
Same boat. Sometimes I get an hour or two to kill at work and writing a review for a story is the perfect thing to keep me occupied. The computers here are shite though, so I have to pass on all the docx files.
I have Open Office and the Microsoft Office Starter (which sucks, but it was free with my shitty little netbook), so I sometimes save in .docx without thinking about it - for reviews that is. I usually use .rtf since it seems to be compatible with anything when I am uploading, but I will try to only use .doc from now on though.
I can't believe nobody requested that every submission come with a naked photo of the author. I also can't believe I'm the only one that already does this.
@Bryan: Have you no shame? First your pussy, now nude photos of yourself?
download Foxit reader for free and you can comment on pdf's. I've actually paid for Foxit printer now which converts word docs to pdf - can't remember how much but it was cheap.
if you choose .pdf as your printer, you can convert .doc and .docx files to .pdf in Word.
Unfortunately I don't have Word. I'll check out Foxit. Thanks Mark.
Naked author photos are career killers waiting in the wings. I shouldn't have to say this twice.
Unless you have a huge wang, then it's a career booster. Bryan has got it made!
I'd consider just putting it in .doc format for the maximum number of reviews. It's the one everyone can work with.
@Brandon With this group, you're going to have to keep saying it.
@Brandon some of us have to learn the...hard...way lol
Coming from Mr. Jesus Erotica, you're preaching to the choir bud haha.
Don't let yourself wind up on isanyoneup.com
Very NSFW by the way.
EDIT: Broken Link
Brandon, what in the hell did you send a link to? I see naked bodies everywhere lol
That website is pornorific! It is so illegal too, people post pictures of their exes and minor celebrities like band people. Lots of clits and enormous penises on there. What's hilarious are the comments, I love how cruel women can be about different guy's dick size and they say gay guys can be shallow. Size queen alert! Plus one chick on there claims to have slept with everyone. I think most people forget that some people are growers and not showers plus a ten inch dick comes with way too much responsibility. Or at least that's what Uncle Ben told me before he died.
It's always those thin skinny dudes though with the huge anacondas. Don't believe them when they say white men can't be hung. Show them this website!
The communications decency act lets you get away with a lot.
Well, thank you, Brandon, I'm slightly disturbed to say you helped me acheive orgasm.
Rock and roll.