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Websites you use to showcase your writing?
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Posted 7/6/12
I actually use Wattpad.com, because it's just so visually friendly... At least, for me it is. I've been using it for a while now...
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Posted 7/20/12
I post my stories on fanfiction.net.
Posted 8/17/12

AnimePanda35 wrote:

Figment is a good website for teenage/young adult writers :)


I've never heard of that website but I've had a look at it and like the layout. It seems like a good place to rummage around but I'll have to take a closer look.
Posted 8/17/12

NinjaWriter09 wrote:

I post my stories on fanfiction.net.


Do you find that it's hard to receive feedback on that website or are you happy with the amount of exposure that you've received on there?
Posted 8/17/12

LadySydney wrote:

I actually use Wattpad.com, because it's just so visually friendly... At least, for me it is. I've been using it for a while now...


I've been to Wattpad a few times but I've never taken the time to read the stuff on there. In general, do you think the quality is quite high on that website or is it a good place to write, but not to read?
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It is hard to get feedback although I don't really care about the reviews. I get a lot of favorite and story alerts that fills my inbox. If I do want feedback I'll leave it in the Author's Note. Most of the time they will leave a comment in the review or the people will send me a private message. I just write fan fic to help ease stress or to get away from the high expectations from College work.

I have noticed that such horrible writer's who do not take time to spell check or actually have a plot to their story do get the most reviews. Half the time the story moves too quickly or does not make any sense.

Most of the people on there though are usually 13-14 years old... Or even younger.
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In my experience, most people into fanfiction these days are only in it to write for themselves and nobody else.

Personally, I'm not a fan of this. When I go to FFN and review somebody's work, if I've critically taken their work apart and told them there's a few improvements that could be made, they take it as a personal attack on themselves.I've even had a few people tell me that reviews are only meant to encourage people to write more, and nothing else.

Then, there's my personal problem. See, these days, no matter what I post or where I post it, no one leaves any comments on my work. I've given up fanfictions in the past because I felt no one was bothering to read them and taken them down off my account. I probably shouldn't do this, and try to see it through to the end regardless of reviews or not, but it just feels pointless to me when you feel like you're telling a story but nobody wants to listen. There's also the point that NinjaWriter09 made, that bad writers get all the reviews in abundance, yet the gems of good fiction get next to nothing, or actually get nothing.
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Posted 8/24/12
fictionpress, the only way to go
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Posted 8/30/12
Livejournal.com
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Posted 10/4/12
I place my stories up at Fanfiction. Although I'm willing to move to another website where I can share my stories.
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Posted 11/1/12
I post my stories on fanfiction.net. But I might consider posting them on other sites to get more feedback on them.
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Posted 11/28/12

WishingUnderThatStar wrote:
My question is what websites do you use to upload your writing? Are some better than others? What's the community like? What about the level of writers? Do you occasionally scurry back to old websites in hope they've improved?
C'mon, we're all writers here so why not help each other out?



The first website I used was livejournal.com, and that's because I've stumbled across some really good stories there, and decided to throw my own stock too. I received a number of reviews, and all of them were positive. Which of course, made me happy and made me write more! Later on, my journal started to get random posts, or spam, if you will, and so I decided to move my writings someplace else. I still keep my livejournal account, but I only use it occasionally now - I mostly use it to answer random livejournal questions from other journal users or the libejournal team, or to write down what I feel about stuff that I think I cannot write anywhere else.

Eventually I tried Fanfiction.com, and has stuck with it ever since. I have received more reviews from that site, and all of them have been favourable. So far I only have four stories, all under Bleach fandom. I'm thinking about writing another fiction from another fandom, but so far I haven't got enough confidence to delve into other fandom other than Bleach. As for the community, they're fantastic - I admit not a lot of people give reviews regularly or nearly religiously (they tend to read and add your stuff to Favorites or Favorite you altogether rather than throw in a review), but those who do give reviews are generally, and usually very helpful, especially if you tell them you are a first-time writer doing your first story.

As for level of writers, I'm a little confused by what you really mean by this question, but going from what I understand, they are a lot of writers around, in the fandom I'm in anyway. Also if you mean their skill or talent in writing, man a lot of them have seriously good writing! And yes, I do go back to livejournal, but not to look for whether the community there have improved or not. I come-and-go there just to post some random writings, as I've stated before.
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