posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 07:21 AM
reply to post by ThoughtForms
So very true. Unlike a lot of other forums where your opinions are attcked for being so, the SS forum seems to be one of the last friendly bastions
The single biggest comment you see is "this is my first piece, go easy one me." Putting your work out there for a completely unkown audience to see
and comment on is a daunting decision to make the first time around.
The good thing is, it attracts like-minded people who will not only praise, but give good honest guidance as to how to be better at something people
who post here are clearly already good at, and it gives the community the confidence to keep coming back with better and newer ideas, instead of being
shut down and criticised.
Each time I post a new piece I look forward to the comments, even if they are critiques, but nothing boils my blood more than someone (particularly
someone who will not post their own works for comparison) just stopping by, saying all the work is just crap, and then flitting away without offering
something to make the writers want to return, let alone lift his or her game and write a better story each time. It is really destructive, and
something that has the potential to push avid writers-to-be away, rather than encouraging them.