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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2009, 08:02:12 AM »
Ookla, by big picture comments do you mean comments on story flow, continuity, cohesion, and character development?

Ookla don't get me wrong I am definitely aware of this fact however at the time I wrote the comment I was very tired and they were the first things that popped into my head plus I was to lazy to write the rest which is why I added the etc.  Also I was trying to point out that I don't have a problem with that sort of thing and can still enjoy a book despite that.
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2009, 05:52:43 PM »
So, how does one become an Alpha reader? Not necessarily an Alpha reader for Brandon, though that would be fun. Is it best to become part of a writing group? Or is it possible to not be a writer and still be an Alpha? Thanks for your insight.

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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2009, 11:09:59 PM »
So, how does one become an Alpha reader? Not necessarily an Alpha reader for Brandon, though that would be fun. Is it best to become part of a writing group? Or is it possible to not be a writer and still be an Alpha? Thanks for your insight.

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2009, 11:54:30 PM »
It sounds easy but it sounds hard at the same time.   :-\
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2009, 01:31:00 AM »
Thanks for the information Ryos. I guess that, in a sense, I am an Alpha reader for my brother, who is an aspiring novelist. Hopefully he trusts me.  :P

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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2009, 01:38:08 AM »
That's cool.  :D Is it as fun as it sounds?
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« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2009, 04:49:19 AM »
Ooh! Congratulations on also becoming a forum moderator!
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2009, 04:53:32 AM »
Am i the only one that is happy people do that job so i don't have to? being an alpha reader and doing Ookla's job sounds like...well...too much work. I would rather write the book if i have to put that much energy into one
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2009, 05:50:17 AM »
Critting a book takes time, but is way less time- and energy-intensive than actually writing one.

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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2009, 06:12:17 AM »
I also get paid way less than Brandon does.
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2009, 03:53:54 PM »
Yeah, your a mod now. Your names up there with EOUL.
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2009, 10:06:46 PM »
Wait, Ook, you weren't a mod before?  I always though you were.  I maen, you've been around from the beginning, right?
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2009, 12:00:14 AM »
I was suprised that he didn't know.
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2009, 04:00:12 AM »
No, I wasn't a moderator before. I turned it down once because I thought it would make my hinting seem meaner, but it makes more sense now. I'm guessing it's Tage's doing.
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Re: Congrats to Ookla The Mok
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2009, 11:17:34 AM »
Your hinting?
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