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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 19, 2019, 07:44:20 AM

Title: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 19, 2019, 07:44:20 AM
What do you guys think about that site? Just this morning I went to ask some suggestions on that subreddit for the very first time regarding the prologue of my novel, and I just ended up with extremely confusing comments like, "we had a cap of 6,000 words", and comments on the story that doesn't make sense at all, as if that person is reading another story entirely. I had no idea what they were talking about, seriously. 
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: eclipse on September 19, 2019, 07:53:46 AM
I don’t like Reddit the layout is too confusing for me.

Here try here instead
https://www.sffchronicles.com/forum/writers/

https://www.sffworld.com/forum/threads/post-your-progress-thread.7884/page-224

http://www.thefantasyforum.com/forums/general-discussion.322/

https://www.fantasy-writers.org/forum
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: isos81 on September 19, 2019, 07:55:06 AM
Comments on the story that doesn't make sense at all, as if that person is reading another story entirely. I had no idea what they were talking about, seriously.

This is really funny. Either you posted something else or they are some bunch of weird guys ;D
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 19, 2019, 08:05:11 AM
Comments on the story that doesn't make sense at all, as if that person is reading another story entirely. I had no idea what they were talking about, seriously.

This is really funny. Either you posted something else or they are some bunch of weird guys ;D

I checked that link and it led to the right story though, hahah. I had no idea what just happened.  ;D


I don’t like Reddit the layout is too confusing for me.

Here try here instead
https://www.sffchronicles.com/forum/writers/

https://www.sffworld.com/forum/threads/post-your-progress-thread.7884/page-224

http://www.thefantasyforum.com/forums/general-discussion.322/

https://www.fantasy-writers.org/forum

Thankies Eclipse!
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: Peat on September 19, 2019, 08:14:55 AM
I've never used the reddit space for writers so can't really help you there - tbh, I just generally find Reddit to not be that much fun. Occasionally very useful, but not fun.

However! The other places -

I've used SFFWorld and SFFChronicles. SFFWorld isn't that heavily populated these days but I got some decent feedback.

SFFChronicles is really good but the critique section is only open to members with 30 posts and the limit is 1500 words.

That said - I've had feedback where I wondered if they were reading the same story that I'd posted pretty much everywhere. Which might be on me, but then I've had a lot more feedback where they clearly were.
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: cupiscent on September 19, 2019, 10:41:17 AM
Hmm... is Reddit just the new Usenet?
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: xiagan on September 19, 2019, 10:54:34 AM
I like the r/fantasy subreddit but I would never use it for critique or writing advice. Come to think of it, I don't think reddit in general is the right place for that.

@Eclipse, for years I was the same and then I tried the reddit mobile app and it is so much better. I get head aches every time I look at reddit on a normal computer...
Title: Re: Fantasy Subreddit
Post by: DrNefario on September 19, 2019, 01:55:18 PM
I quite like it, but I've never actually originated a thread, and I'm not really a fan of the format.

I'm of the opinion that online discussion forums have gone downhill since the mid 90s. Web forums are worse than Compuserve/AOL/CIX etc, and reddit is worse than a regular web forum.