I will give you a for instance: Someone does a review on a new computer game for a game review site, lets call the game Crysis 12. I've played Crysis 12 and know how things work and what is and is not. The reviewer describes the game, but the information he provides about the basic mechanics of the game is skewed, incomplete, or is something that players know is false. What do readers do when they see that? Those who play attack. Those who don't play get a very bad view of a game that may or may not be what they are reading. And the reviewer? Reputation shot. Game site? Reputation goes down a notch because readers now question how the site allowed such misinformation to get posted in the first place.
As I stated in my last post, I commend you for making the effort and attempt and hope you keep going, but please review the base information first for accuracy, else you won't be taken seriously.
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Last edited by blueplain; May 17 2013 at 06:23 AM.
I don't think anyone has any problem with you doing what you enjoy. Creative writing is something many people do. (Indeed, my wife has just finished her first novel and is currrrently sending out to literary agents in the hope that one day it might be published.)
The thing that you have to be aware of is that the writing is one thing, but publishing is a completely different ball game. As soon as you publish your work, whether it be a novel, a short story, poetry, or in this case a review, you are putting it in front of the rest of the world, and inviting them to comment upon it. At this point you need to have a pretty thick skin. Even if the spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc are all perfect, there will still be be plenty of people who will dislike or disagree with the content.
If your publication medium is the Internet, rest assured that they WILL let you know. Hopefully some will let you know that they like it, but things being as they are it is the critics who tend to be most vocal. Some folk will offer helpful criticism, and advice as to how (they think) you can improve. That has pretty much been the case here. You need to be prepared for those who will rip your work, however good, to shreds for the sheer "fun" of it.
Kudos to you for having the guts to put your work out there. You may not have realised it at the time, but it is a pretty brave thing to do.
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