Just finished: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Shadows of the Past Hello, fellow authors! Have you felt like you aren't getting good feedback for your stories? Do you feel tired of people giving a short "it's good" as a comment and leaving you wondering what was so good? Maybe you haven't gotten any feedback at all, and are just desperate for a single comment of any sort. Well, be desperate no more! I, 8542Madness, am willing to use my analytical gifts for free! I've been reading all sorts of literature for as long as I can remember, and have completed courses specifically in literary analysis. I've also done many reviews of all different kinds before, so I have experience. A word of warning, however. I am not going to soften my words. I won't be unnecessarily harsh, but I won't go easy on you. I strive to give true and honest reviews first and foremost. Also keep in mind that there is a difference between a reviewer and an editor or proofreader. I'll tell you what is wrong and I'll tell you how it can be fixed or improved, but you have to do the fixing yourself. The process I use to review is simple. I identify different categories of the story based upon how it is written and what genre it is from, and then give a score out of ten for how well the story performed in each category. Five means that the story is about average in that category. Keep in mind that I consider average to be good. A rating less than five means below average, and a rating above five means above average. Eight and nine are very difficult to achieve. If you manage to score a ten, it is because you have written something I consider nearly perfect in that category. Also keep in mind that I may not read the entire story all the way through if it is a longer story. I am a busy man, so don't send me a 50k word story and expect a prompt review within the day. I promise I will read as much as possible to get a grasp of the story and score it. If I really like it or have extra time, then I will read the full thing. I will also read incomplete stories. So, how about it? If you are ready and willing to get honest and fair criticism, then simply provide a link to your story in a comment below and give me a brief summary of what the story is about. Let me know if you want the review made public or kept in a private message. A public review means that I will create a thread specifically for your story and its review, so anyone on Lake Valor can see it if they choose to.