r/DestructiveReaders is a critiquing subreddit for writers to find and provide feedback on other members' texts and stories.

As the name states, the community is quite honest so you will receive information about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the horrible of your writing. Through the wiki, you will understand how the community works. First, you will find general rules and guidelines. One of these is that you need to critique another member's story before you upload yours. All critiques must be high-effort and follow the 1:1 ratio. This means building a critique of a story with the same amount of words or more than the one you submit.

On the other hand, keep in mind that all critiques are made in the comments. If you don't know how to critique a piece of writing, the community provides a critique workshop to guide you through the process. Additionally, there are also extra resources on the wiki for you to explore and learn, among them, there is a useful glossary. Furthermore, you can find guidance on how to manage and use passive voice, adverbs, and other grammar advice for writers.

Overall, is a great community for writers to meet like-minded people, learn to critique, and get useful feedback to improve their writing.


  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Amount of members: 37,400
  • Online Group: No
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Get writing advice:
r/DestructiveReaders has a glossary and a wiki to clarify doubts regarding grammar and critique. For example, you can explore how to use passive voice, punctuation marks, and contractions, among other relevant topics.

Learn how to build a critique:
The community provides some resources and guidelines to learn how to build a helpful, high-quality critique that actually helps other members.

Receive feedback:
This community aims to provide sensible and honest feedback to all writers. You will learn how to identify your own work's strengths and weaknesses and improve accordingly.


No requirements.


Networking Events

Members provide and receive feedback through the community's subreddit. Each post contains a text, a story, or another form of writing. Other members will leave comments on the post with their critiques and useful feedback. There are different flairs to recognize the theme of each post, such as Short Story, Poetry, urban fantasy, and literary fiction.

Content Library

The community has a wiki where members can find different resources. First, there is a critique workshop focused on helping members develop their skills as writing critics. Another resource is the community's glossary. It has more than 40 categories of analysis. Each of them approaches a different point in writing. For example, the difference between voice and tone.



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