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Absolutewrite.com / Got a lot of bad advice

Posted: Apr 14, 2015 by   User 
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 4 votes
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I was lured in by their marketing people who are also members of the Absolute Write forums. One of them was Victoria Strauss who is a formerly published author, now a self-published author. At first, I received what I believed was fairly good advice from a couple of anonymous people in the short fiction forum, but in the novel forum I was uncertain of the quality of advice there. I'd been warned by other people about Absolute Write and I'd read the many critiques online. The novel writing advice turned out to be lousy. I copied five things people were saying there and was able to show all of them to be erroneous. There were no mods around or professionals hanging out to help, like Strauss has claimed. It was just a free for all.
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N  29th of Jan, 2014 by  User  Agree Disagree 0 Votes
More than 10% trolling
D  28th of Apr, 2013 by  User  Agree Disagree -3 Votes
So, Lipeck, did you get banned for spamming, flaming, or trolling?
N  21st of Nov, 2012 by  User  Agree Disagree 0 Votes

Absolutewrite.com - Stay away from this one
Absolutewrite.com
United States
absolutewrite.com

MacAllister 'The Tyrant' Stone is rude, stubborn, and has a history of complaints about nonpayments to people she worked with. She also encourages horrible groupthink on her site, and is about as good at being an admin as the legendary 'Computer Fogie' of Sherdog infamy.
N  6th of Nov, 2012 by  User  Agree Disagree 0 Votes

Absolutewrite.com - This site is not what it used to be
Absolutewrite.com
United States
absolutewrite.com

This site is not what it used to be. Mods are nasty, while at the same time ultra-sensitive themselves. "Advice" is divided into 70% meaningless fluff, 20% somewhat useful and 10% trolling. Not worth the aggro, for the most part.

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