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The Reviews :: stories.com
Reviewed by Amanda Gray

Love Elfwood? Enjoy writing in several genres? Are some of those genres not covered in Wyverns? Never fear, stories.com is here! But stories.com isnít just for the writers; itís for the readers as well. You can choose to write, read, or do both at this amazing site.

Its start up process is incredibly user-friendly. The sign up process is very fast and as soon as itís finished you are in. When you sign up you are given the option of being either a writer or a reader. Now as a writer you can write and read, but as a reader you cannot submit any of your works, although this can be changed if you so desire later on.

You can write anything, from a straight poem or story. You can submit a novel with several chapters, or a book review. You can also start interactive stories, websites, and user polls. Anything and everything is welcome.

All your submitted works are placed at a single location, your portfolio. You choose the order in which theyíre placed, and other people can view your portfolio, but of course, cannot edit anything they see. You can see how many have viewed it, how many times people have rated it, what the average rating is etc.



The page itself is quite well set up, from the front page you can choose one of two very prominent options: read something, or write something. If you donít like this option you can scroll down and choose to write in a specific genre.

People can look up your stories, read them and rate them.

Stories.com has many hits everyday, at any given point there are upwards of at least 400 users on line. These users come from all parts of the globe including the USA, England, Canada, many parts of the Middle East, many countries in Europe (including Germany, France and Norway), Japan, China, and Australia etc.

Stories.com is owned and operated by DictionaryOf.Com, Inc. Founded in September 2000. Stories.com staff monitor the site almost 24 hours a day and hundreds of members join each day. There are over 500 members online at any given time.

The site itself can look rather confusing at times as there are so many options to choose from, but this makes it all the more fun to explore each and every option thoroughly.



Being a relatively new member for only a short while, after being referred to the page by a friend, I have spent many hours trying to find my way around things since the navigation at times is a little confusing. But this is usually only when trying to find specific things like a genre or style of writing. but Once you get use to the system itís quite easy to use.

The layout is at times a little crowded, with many things placed quite close together on the front page. This in itself can cause one to get lost, but once again as you get use to the layout and begin to remember where everything is placed itís no trouble.

Very rarely do I run into a problem, but when I do it doesnít take much to have it solved. With staff monitoring the site constantly it can take less than an hour to have a reply to the e-mail you send. This is enhanced by the fact that support is divided into three sections, general support, bug reports and harassment reports.

The people are very friendly and their reviews are delivered straight to your personal inbox. There is also the option of giving each piece a rating out of 5 stars.

At stories.com you can make good friends and read incredible works. Being a part of stories.com is an incredible experience.

Rating: 4 Faeries
Website:
www.stories.com


Editor's note: Stories.com is now known as Writing.com, and can be found at www.writing.com


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