#Workshop - Nov. 30th @7pm: "Writer's block" and "Follow-ups - any gravy left in that toy?"

El-Jaro El-Jaro
Hello All!

For those keeping score at home: Wednesday 11/30 is the next Review Program Workshop.

Last time, we discussed the things you've learned from/about/through the Review Program. What's been the biggest help to you for writing reviews? Who's been your biggest influence? What's the hardest part for you when working on a review?

This time, we’ll be discussing dealing with writer’s block, how to deal with “Where do I start?”, and finishing the left-overs with Follow-up reviews (Is there any gravy left?).

So, bring your stories, comments, and suggestions Mentors, Students, Affiliates, and Reviewers of all levels!

See you all Wednesday 11/30!
11/21/2011
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aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Hello All!

For those keeping score at home: Wednesday 11/30 is the next Review Program Workshop.

Last time, we discussed the things you've learned from/about/through the Review Program. What's been the biggest help to you for ... More
sweet action. count me in! and you're welcome.
11/21/2011
Antipova Antipova
Aw man. I totally need some followup motivation... great topic.
11/21/2011
Rarity Rarity
I should be able to make it to this one! Can't wait to see you all there.
11/21/2011
Nothere Nothere
Oooooh, this will be good!
11/21/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
My boyfriend's birthday. Won't be here
11/22/2011
oldman oldman
I like the gravy analogy--so appropriate for Thanksgiving!!!
11/23/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
This will be SO useful. I often find myself getting "stuck" in the middle of a review or after drafting it and thinking "I'm totally missing something! I can feel it! But I have no idea what..."
11/23/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
1 hour, 20 minutes to go! lets do this.

11/23/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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1 hour, 20 minutes to go! lets do this.

1 week from now hon. I got confused too, and was like oh 11/30 thats next week.
11/23/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Let's do the Time Warp again!!!!
11/23/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Let's do the Time Warp again!!!!
aw.... gotta wakeup.

thanks for the headsup. well, we can do it kitty style next week then.


lets do the time warp agaaaaaaaaaaaa....
11/23/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Let's do the Time Warp again!!!!
Made my night
11/26/2011
swaggsohott12 swaggsohott12
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Hello All!

For those keeping score at home: Wednesday 11/30 is the next Review Program Workshop.

Last time, we discussed the things you've learned from/about/through the Review Program. What's been the biggest help to you for ... More
i love to write but ive been having trouble on my reviews
11/26/2011
NoOneNosMe NoOneNosMe
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Hello All!

For those keeping score at home: Wednesday 11/30 is the next Review Program Workshop.

Last time, we discussed the things you've learned from/about/through the Review Program. What's been the biggest help to you for ... More
Awesome! I'm just getting started on this site so I can't wait for this!
11/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
I'm pretty excited for this meeting---I'm pretty new to descriptive reviews, and they keep giving me stage fright! For the normal reviews, I can just tell myself if people don't like my style they don't have to read my review... but the DR's are all prominent, and even people who are just casually browsing the site will see the summary! My first one, on a g-spot cream, wasn't too scary... but I was super nervous for the Hand Solo because of the excitement it generated... and now I have the We-Vibe 3! Expensive, and high-profile, and I don't even have the We-Vibe 2 to compare it with! Ipe.

I've got the packaging section done... but y'all should cheerlead me into finishing the rest.

Also, for my normal reviews, I use the item at least three or four times before I write the review. With a DR, though, where we're supposed to get them in quicker... how many trial runs do you guys usually give products?
11/26/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'm pretty excited for this meeting---I'm pretty new to descriptive reviews, and they keep giving me stage fright! For the normal reviews, I can just tell myself if people don't like my style they don't have to read my review... but ... More
Oh wow - so you're getting more items fairly quickly? Neat! I need to turn in my floggers this weekend - I emailed the company to find out how to clean them.

I'm a nervous wreck about my DRs and turning them in.
11/26/2011
veggielover veggielover
I wish writer's block didn't exist. People rarely have a 'talking' block!
11/27/2011
Brusselsbrat Brusselsbrat
I can't wait for this! Im excited!
11/27/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'm pretty excited for this meeting---I'm pretty new to descriptive reviews, and they keep giving me stage fright! For the normal reviews, I can just tell myself if people don't like my style they don't have to read my review... but ... More
I can sometimes do a DR with only using a product once or twice but, really, that's all I give for regular reviews, too. I'm super impatient so if a toy doesn't attract my attention quickly, it's out.
11/28/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
Yay, I'm going to do my best to make it!
11/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Yay, I'm going to do my best to make it!
Me too!
11/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
What're we having for snacks? Do you think EdenCooks could cater?
11/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
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What're we having for snacks? Do you think EdenCooks could cater?
I make a mean cup of emailable tea... or you could all request your favorite flavors of pie, and tell me coordinates at which to frisbee them!
11/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Antipova
I make a mean cup of emailable tea... or you could all request your favorite flavors of pie, and tell me coordinates at which to frisbee them!
Apple pie, northwest Chicago suburbs!
11/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Apple pie, northwest Chicago suburbs!
There was this hotel clerk in Rockford, Ill that my dad made the whole family come into the lobby to observe the haircut of.


That was terrible grammar but this man's haircut is like the strongest memory I have of northwest Chicago, and also from age 5 cumulatively.
11/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
All right! I'm chipping away at my DR, and I'm feeling ready to re-evaluate the gravy in allll the toys that I need to followup about. Hooray today!
11/30/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I'm in the throes of writer's block right now.

I wish I could make it.

I'll have to read the thread afterward, JR.
11/30/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
4 hrs and 44 minutes to go!
11/30/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I can hardly wait. I so need this. I have about 14 items I want to review - items I've purchased, some I've been sent for assignments whether its descriptive review, normal assignment or buy-out.

But I don't want the quality of my writing to drop - after all - about 10 of these don't have a deadline on them (and they're probably the easiest ones to do).
11/30/2011
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