agrodavid: Blog

How to critique an author

November 28, 2015
Posted at 7:19 pm

Some thoughts on letting an author know what you think of their writing.
1/ We love positive feedback, that's the easy stuff out of the way.
2/ I personally like, "you made the following mistake in...". This is pure gold. You have paid me the compliment of taking the time to tell me how to make my creation better. I may or may not agree with you, but you have taken the time to show you appreciate my efforts AND you were paying attention.
3/ Your story is no good/full of grammatical errors/can't follow the storyline or any of the other unspecified problems. Sorry, but this is pointless. You've just told me you don't like it but not what is wrong.
As any author on this site will tell you, we write for our own pleasure, and if you appreciate our efforts that makes the whole thing so much richer. Also without a readership we cannot do what we do. Therefore dear readers - I thank you immensely.

Unexpected happenings

November 20, 2015
Posted at 2:35 am

It appears I have sown consternation and discord amongst my readers with the last post.
I think you will find, dear reader, that the story comes to a fitting conclusion, but there are a few more twists and turns remaining.

New story -

November 8, 2015
Posted at 9:16 pm
Updated: November 8, 2015 - 10:56 pm

I have just posted a new story called "Seed". It is a homage to Aubie56, cmsix, Scotland-the-Brave and many others who have done the modern man back to the past type stories.

As with my other stories I have tried to bend real science (I know, very badly in some cases...) rather than just make stuff up.

Have fun just like I did and let me know what you think.



Chapters 15-16 up

June 13, 2015
Posted at 6:47 pm

I have loved the feedback so far...
Thanks to all who have helped me understand where US and Australia differs. We are so similar in so may ways, it is often the quirky things that show our differences. You guys really need to adopt the metric system though.
The description of drilling a well using only water pressure is not my invention, it really is possible and the instructions are well documented.
Anyway, enjoy...

Chapter 12 is up

June 6, 2015
Posted at 5:48 pm

One more on the way...
I have received some feedback suggesting my story is 'too Australian'. I am interested to know what non-Australians think. If I lost you where did I lose you?
This chapter is mainly back story. There is also a reference to LLAAT, so some may get lost if they haven't read that.
Thanks to all who have voted so far, regardless of the score. It shows you have taken the time...