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filanddancer
 29 Jul 2018, 10:47 #238808 Reply To Post
Having difficulty accessing the first to tenth placings. It's showing me first and second but then nothing. It's fine with eleventh onwards but refusing to show me the rest.
Puzzled. This site in general doesn't seem to be working well as I'm waiting forever to get reviews. And I'm diligently reviewing myself. Posting this in several places to see if anyone takes notice.
carters
 30 Jul 2018, 01:22 #238810 Reply To Post
Hi FJ. Things have been moving very slowly for a while now. It seems there are fewer and fewer active members and reviews are very hard to come by, especially for the old hands.
At the moment very few submissions meet the criteria for entering the TT, so at present we have a top two. I think that in the development months a lot of members feel it is a race they don’t want to win, as there is no chance of a pro crit.
Still get nuggets in the infrequent reviews though.
Keeping at it - Stuart
filanddancer
 30 Jul 2018, 07:40 #238814 Reply To Post
Hello Stuart,
oh, that explains it. I thought it was a glitch on my computer (or the YWO one) and it was hiding the ones that are 3 to 10. Now i understand. I've just got on here again after a year away - my visits have been intermittent since I joined back in 2009 and I do get the impression there are less people on here than there were. If this is so, where are the rest of the writers going for critiicisms and advice? I'd love to go there too.
I've got a new book on here which I'm most interested in but I'd done a lot of reviews so I put credits on two of my older books just for fun as I had a load spare. And poof, straight in to one and two. So if I hadn't done this there'd be nothing in the top ten I assume from your explanation! That is weird!
I like to think my latest book is much better than they are so I can see I'm going to have a long wait for that to get anywhere near to being in the top ten! Good thing I'm starting now in that case, building up to the competition months!
Thanks for taking the time to explain.
Fil
ameliawang
 05 Jan 2019, 13:07 #239704 Reply To Post
This post was last edited by ameliawang, 05 Jan 2019, 13:07
Boz
 22 Jan 2019, 23:31 #239833 Reply To Post
Quote: filanddancer, Monday, 30 Jul 2018 07:40
Hello Stuart,
oh, that explains it. I thought it was a glitch on my computer (or the YWO one) and it was hiding the ones that are 3 to 10. Now i understand. I've just got on here again after a year away - my visits have been intermittent since I joined back in 2009 and I do get the impression there are less people on here than there were. If this is so, where are the rest of the writers going for critiicisms and advice? I'd love to go there too.
I've got a new book on here which I'm most interested in but I'd done a lot of reviews so I put credits on two of my older books just for fun as I had a load spare. And poof, straight in to one and two. So if I hadn't done this there'd be nothing in the top ten I assume from your explanation! That is weird!
I like to think my latest book is much better than they are so I can see I'm going to have a long wait for that to get anywhere near to being in the top ten! Good thing I'm starting now in that case, building up to the competition months!
Thanks for taking the time to explain.
Fil


Hi Fil, hello Stuart,

I too am finding it hard to come by reviews. I am currently waiting for 8 reviews (after redeeming reading credits) for only two stories, and it seems to take an age to get feedback. When I joined In 2007, I got reviews within 24 hours most of the time.

Like you, I’m working on a book, a collection of short stories, and I’m hoping to finish it by the summer if I can get enough feedback. I’m retired now so am spending most of my time working on it. I was a teacher and journalist in a previous life

Here’s a good site I recently joined - https://www.critiquecircle.com/queue.asp I got really great crits and I would highly recommend this site. People seem very friendly as well and you can assess the crit afterwards.

If you want to do a swap of crits, I’m more than happy to do that. Send me an email to tommytuohy@yahoo.co.uk.

Good luck with your writing.

B (Tom)
Boz
 22 Jan 2019, 23:36 #239834 Reply To Post
Quote: filanddancer, Monday, 30 Jul 2018 07:40
Hello Stuart,
oh, that explains it. I thought it was a glitch on my computer (or the YWO one) and it was hiding the ones that are 3 to 10. Now i understand. I've just got on here again after a year away - my visits have been intermittent since I joined back in 2009 and I do get the impression there are less people on here than there were. If this is so, where are the rest of the writers going for critiicisms and advice? I'd love to go there too.
I've got a new book on here which I'm most interested in but I'd done a lot of reviews so I put credits on two of my older books just for fun as I had a load spare. And poof, straight in to one and two. So if I hadn't done this there'd be nothing in the top ten I assume from your explanation! That is weird!
I like to think my latest book is much better than they are so I can see I'm going to have a long wait for that to get anywhere near to being in the top ten! Good thing I'm starting now in that case, building up to the competition months!
Thanks for taking the time to explain.
Fil



Hi Fil, hello Stuart,

I too am finding it hard to come by reviews. I am currently waiting for 8 reviews (after redeeming reading credits) for only two stories, and it seems to take an age to get feedback. When I joined In 2007, I got reviews within 24 hours most of the time.

Like you, I’m working on a book, a collection of short stories, and I’m hoping to finish it by the summer if I can get enough feedback. I’m retired now so am spending most of my time working on it. I was a teacher and journalist in a previous life

Here’s a good site I recently joined - https://www.critiquecircle.com/queue.asp I got really great crits and I would highly recommend this site. People seem very friendly as well and you can assess the crit afterwards.

If you want to do a swap of crits, I’m more than happy to do that. Send me an email to tommytuohy@yahoo.co.uk.

Good luck with your writing.

B (Tom)
carters
 04 Mar 2019, 11:34 #240137 Reply To Post
Quote: Boz, Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 23:36
Quote: filanddancer, Monday, 30 Jul 2018 07:40
Hello Stuart,
oh, that explains it. I thought it was a glitch on my computer (or the YWO one) and it was hiding the ones that are 3 to 10. Now i understand. I've just got on here again after a year away - my visits have been intermittent since I joined back in 2009 and I do get the impression there are less people on here than there were. If this is so, where are the rest of the writers going for critiicisms and advice? I'd love to go there too.
I've got a new book on here which I'm most interested in but I'd done a lot of reviews so I put credits on two of my older books just for fun as I had a load spare. And poof, straight in to one and two. So if I hadn't done this there'd be nothing in the top ten I assume from your explanation! That is weird!
I like to think my latest book is much better than they are so I can see I'm going to have a long wait for that to get anywhere near to being in the top ten! Good thing I'm starting now in that case, building up to the competition months!
Thanks for taking the time to explain.
Fil



Hi Fil, hello Stuart,

I too am finding it hard to come by reviews. I am currently waiting for 8 reviews (after redeeming reading credits) for only two stories, and it seems to take an age to get feedback. When I joined In 2007, I got reviews within 24 hours most of the time.

Like you, I’m working on a book, a collection of short stories, and I’m hoping to finish it by the summer if I can get enough feedback. I’m retired now so am spending most of my time working on it. I was a teacher and journalist in a previous life

Here’s a good site I recently joined - https://www.critiquecircle.com/queue.asp I got really great crits and I would highly recommend this site. People seem very friendly as well and you can assess the crit afterwards.

If you want to do a swap of crits, I’m more than happy to do that. Send me an email to tommytuohy@yahoo.co.uk.

Good luck with your writing.

B (Tom)


Hi Tom/FJ
At present life is getting in the way of my writing. Which I’m sure happens to us all from time to time.
When I get back on the pen/keyboard, I will give critiquecircle.com a look because it does seem that YWO is in terminal decline. As I write this I can’t recall the last time the TT had ten books in it, and reviews are as rare as fulfilled electoral promises.
Good look with your writing. Stuart
kayrleitch
 18 May 2019, 17:24 #242907 Reply To Post
Hi Tom, Stuart and Fil – I've just come on here after a l o n g time away and saw the difficulties you're all having with reviews. I know Carters gave me a lovely review years ago on my Scribe's Boy excerpt, which was really incisive and encouraging and I still appreciate it!

Critiquecircle.com looks interesting, but I thought I'd mention a really great site to you: Litopia.com. Very professional, lots of great writers, contacts in the publishing world, no snobbery about independent publishing and absolutely NO spam (the - friendly - moderators would be on it in 20 seconds). Definitely worth checking out. All the very best with your writing.
AndrewHernandez
 11 Aug 2019, 19:11 #245637 Reply To Post
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MummySaint
 13 Aug 2019, 18:08 #245647 Reply To Post
Reviews! I'm bursting for feedback, but having fun reviewing other work.
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