posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:01 PM
Quite often, as we read a piece of work someone has done, whether it's a short story or a poem, we are moved to say something.
Good criticism, both pro and con, is always appreciated a great deal by the author (or, at least, should be).
We are a community of writers here on ATS, BTS and a lesser degree in Media.
But in the Writing Forums in particular, we should be able to post more than just a line or two saying that you enjoyed reading something. We should
also be able to express WHY we liked it.
What did it mean for you?
How did it affect your mood?
Was it the way the poem or story was written?
Was it the choice of words?
Did it evoke an emotion... anger, joy and everything in between?
What I'm getting at is that just saying you liked something doesn't help the author at all.
Neither would just saying you didn't.
It's what else you can say that really helps.
[edit on 1/5/09 by masqua]