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Review by Grieving Lyn
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Rated: 13+ | N/A (Review only item.)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Hooves, how are you?

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Hooves,


First Impression: You made me laugh with the hang over face.

What needs your attention: Oops, you forgot to write dear me.

Favorite Parts: Writing with Megan sounds like fun for you both. Healthy eating is more important as we get older, I'm focused on getting back in shape too! I wish you lots of success with that.

Overall Impression: Good luck with I write up to 1000 words. I'm sure you got this. I agree reasonable goals and balance in life are the keys to success.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me,  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Peacerose,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me,


First Impression: Looks like you spent spect some quality time considering how to express your artistic nature.

What needs your attention: I didn't notice any grammar or punctuation errors. Oops, looks like you forgot the word count.

Favorite Parts: I wondered what quilt pattern you were trying to finish before March. I love quilting, it's very relaxing to me. Is it for you.

Overall Impression: It's hard for me to balance one artistic outlet but it looks like you have many. I'm envious. Good luck with your goals this year.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Amy.

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: It looks like you're expanding your writing network. That's awesome.

What needs your attention: I didn't see any punctuation of grammar errors but I didn't spend the time looking either with all the reviews needed for the contest. It looks like you forgot the word count.

Favorite Parts: Communicating with your significant other will certainly keep peace in your life. It's seriously a juggling act with the parental units isn't it especially when you're in a relationship.

Overall Impression: It looks to me like you know what you need to do. I wish you much success with the control issue, I know how challenging it can be. My own mother was a piece of work.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Kenword,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me 2019


First Impression: It looks like you have you have a reasonable plan for the year 2019 once you get the conflicts straightened out.

What needs your attention: I didn't notice any grammar or punctuation errors.

Favorite Parts: Welcome back to WDC. Reviewing other authors helps you and the author grow. It's a great way to ease back into the group and hopefully expand your writing.

Overall Impression: Good luck with the contests.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (3.5)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Lucinda

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me,


First Impression: These goals seem reasonable.

What needs your attention: Double spacing makes it easier for the reader. I'm not sure if you're aware but when you enter a contest you post the word count at the top or the bottom so the judges who sort the eligible entries.

Favorite Parts: Needlework is very enjoyable and relaxing. Have you accomplished the part of the bear that you discussed? I'm working on a crocheted mandela, it's going to be ten feet across.

Overall Impression: Good luck with the name for your character, name generator may give you the answer you're seeking.

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/finnish-name...

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Steph,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me 2019


First Impression: This was really interesting but unfortunately the letter did not begin with dear me. Game of Thrones was a lot of fun, I missed it last year.

What needs your attention: I didn't notice any punctuation or grammar errors but I was so enthralled with your story.

Favorite Parts: The dust bunny hopping past you as you discussed your writing goals. The Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest is wicked cool. Go for it!

Overall Impression: Your goals sound reasonable and you know what you need to do. After seeing you in action in the game of thrones I'm sure you got this, Steph.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Dis-Ease

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me,


First Impression: We joined WDC the same year, how cool is that. Yes it is powerful to interact with other writers on the site. I agree we do gain so much more than we give.

What needs your attention: There are a few run on sentences that should be addressed to give it a crisper feel.

Favorite Parts: You made a list that you can actually check off as you move forward in this year. I wish you success.

Overall Impression: It is good that you can talk with your son about your goals and aspirations. He will remember those conversations as he seeks his own goals in life. Hopefully, he will share his with you as well.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Kathleen,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me,


First Impression: I chuckled when I read which dear me do I address, as woman we do tend to wear different hats.

What needs your attention: I didn't note any punctuation or grammar errors.

Favorite Parts: Mothering is on simmer but this grandmothering is a new lesson. Indeed it is and so much more fun. We've already learned by trial and error so the basics are much easier and we aren't as stressed when the novelty moments occur.

Overall Impression: It was fun spending time with you. Good luck with the retirement, being a grandma while finding the time to write more. I know it was easy to let that time slip away.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (3.5)
As a lover of poetry, and short stories and not a professional reviewer, I hope you take my personal opinions in the manner that they are given, my goal is to be encouraging and give you something that will help you grow as a writer.

Hi Clown,

My name is Lyn.

Is the title suitable to the poem/story?
Yes

Can it be read out loud? Yes, but it doesn't flow smoothly off the readers tongue, some of the words stumble.

Do the lines and stanzas build upon each other? Yes, but there are excess words that can be eliminated to help the pacing or cadence.

Does the story have an introduction, a middle and a conclusion with a suitable climax. The author set the scene and the conflict and conclusion effectively.

How did your piece make me feel?
It has potential but needs some tightening up and stronger verbs to help provoke emotions in this reader. What I've learned thus far when writing poetry that it's important to have strong verbs and to not use: the, will, and, I, you, they slow the cadence down. Minimize the words to get your point across in a sharp crisp fashion.

What was my favorite part?
The stanza about the tattered books, I wish you had elaborated more on that because it eludes to the time when gods were the guardians of history but I understand that wasn't the focus of the poem.

What would I change?


There's a dilemma reaching us all
a feeling foreshadows the fall
felt but forgotten over time

broken wings and shattered dreams
stories lost, forever unseen
as the world marches forward

march to the beat of the drum
as the tattered heart slips from
the open page of yesterdays news

can you feel the thumping earth
a reminder we're not the first
to see the angel's wings fold

no protector or guardian left
or people to feel bereft
nobody cares what's right or wrong


Was it well thought out and well written? The author chose a concept that most people can connect with. It just needed a bit of tweaking. I hope you find my suggestions helpful. Thank you for asking me to review your work.


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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

HiLollycrow

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: Take no prisoners approach, awesome. I'm guilty of being blunt and I see you are as well. If we can't be honest with ourselves than we'll never reach our goals will we?

What needs your attention: I didn't note any grammar or punctuation issues. I felt the writing was focused and flow smoothly throughout.

Favorite Parts: When you recommended she pull up her big girl panties and do it. All of us are so worried about others think so much that we set impossible barriers before we begin and end up handicapping our self unnecessarily.

Overall Impression: I thought you gave excellent advice, didn't shirk your responsibility by sugar coating it. I loved your approach, it reminds me of myself. I've had some great conversations with myself over the years. I agree you got this!

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Creative Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Fantasywrider

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Creative Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Creative Me


First Impression: It's awesome that you're focusing on your goals of writing.

What needs your attention: I understand this is a letter to one's self but I did feel that the sentence you placed the parenthesis became run on. It could have easily been three sentences with out the parenthesis and it would have been much clearer.

Favorite Parts: With the abundance of energy you've released, you can enter lots of contests all year long, unafraid of "rejection" or "not winning" or "being overlooked and ignored." What matters is that you are writing, not how you are judged (or not judged). I felt this is a very powerful message that must of us need to hear at least once a week if not daily. I would suggest adding it as your signature in your blogs as a daily reinforcement of your 2019 goal.

Overall Impression: I've enjoyed reading your posts not only in Blog City, but in BCoF and 30 day's 50/50 Blogging challenge. Keep up the good work, you're off to a magnificent start in 2019.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Mesonali,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: What's the Matter with You?


First Impression: Not a dang thing, Mesonali. I enjoyed reading this entry, I chuckled as I read. Thank you.

What needs your attention: I didn't note any punctuation or grammar issues but in all honesty I wasn't actively looking because I was enjoying the tone of your letter so much.

Favorite Parts: Clicker, that's an interesting description for a photo bug. I really like that. I may start calling myself that instead of amateur photographer. I agree with your sentiment, pictures are indeed art and if there is a market make the most of it.

Overall Impression: We certainly can be our own worst enemies can't we. We immediately tell ourselves we can't or we're not and put ourselves behind a protective barrier instead of taking the chance. No truly isn't going to physically harm us. I'm happy for you, click on woman! You got this and good luck with your dear me entry. I found it very refreshing.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Jennifer

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me,


First Impression: I'm sorry for your loss. Grieving is not easy on anyone,hon. I agree with making those memories with your own babies, everything will eventually fall into place.

What needs your attention: I didn't see anything that distracted me as I read.

Favorite Parts: You're a crafter like me. I love doing things with my hands too! I can't be at the computer all the time, my mind shuts down. Yet, when I'm crocheting... I sing, listen to music or audio books. That's one way you could increase your reading of the great books out there.

I chuckled about the sleeping and wasting valuable time. I'm always on my hubby's case for that. He sleeps way too much.

Overall Impression: I agree with your muse's assessment about spreading too thin. We're all guilty of that. If I may Jennifer, choose what gives you the most joy, find a way to include your children in that activity and make the most of those moments for they will become precious memories.

I wondered what happened to you in 30 day, now I understand. I's challenging juggling writing when there are lots of other fun things going on. You'll find the balance needed.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: ASR | (3.5)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Chris

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me 2019


First Impression: You've laid out your goals and intentions for the year.

What needs your attention: I realize this is a letter to yourself but there a lot of redundancies that could easily be edited to make your points stronger. I felt like it was a sermon more than focusing on your goals.

Favorite Parts: Fasting is interesting. It actually has a lot of health benefits. I fast everyday for 16 hours and only consume food and beverages during an 8 hour window every day. I've lost 55 lbs thus far.

Overall Impression: Keep on doing whatever gives you peace and hopefully everything will fall in place for you.



Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Charity,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me 2019


First Impression: Wow, I have a good friend and her husband that did exactly what you're planning. They sold their home and moved into an rv initally traveling all of Europe. They sold that rv and moved back to the states and purchased another rv. They're now traveling throughout the 49 states. It's takes an amazing amount of discipline to live a minimalist life. So I can't imagine doing it with children, that's huge Charity but you know your situation better than me.

What needs your attention: I didn't notice any grammar or punctuation errors. I felt the paragraphs flowed smoothly.

Favorite Parts: I think it will be an exciting adventure too! I hope you find the resources to make your dream come true.
Four books is quite the accomplishment. I suggest contacting different hospitals and treatment centers and find out what resources are available for schizophrenia patients you might be able to promote a speaking opportunity.

Overall Impression: It looks like you've laid out an effective game plan and the only factor in your way appears to be the six month deadline. But with perseverance anything is possible. I wish you and yours success.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (3.5)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi L.A.Grawitch

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: I thought the poem was an interesting addition to the letter and gave the reader a deeper glimpse of the author.

What needs your attention: Reading is much easier when it is in bold font double spaced especially for older eyes. There are missing commas and sentences that run on that I suggest editing would improve.

Favorite Parts: The line to be or not to be was interesting as your ideal style of writing to entice the reader. Every writer has the potential, practice and more practice until that moment when you have your to be or not to be moment.

Overall Impression: Good luck with your goals, anything is possible if you make your mind up to simply write and write some more!

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of 'Dear Me'  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Sew-no-more

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: I'm sorry to hear health issues were a problem, I hope you're on the road to recovery. It looks like from what I read you're refocusing your goals. Like you, I'm unable to drive and have a supportive husband that is willing to make the journey with us.

What needs your attention: There are some missing words like of, ex. the way, most of all his family already wants a signed copy.

Favorite Parts: You've chosen places to promote your book while connecting with family. It's important to have a great support network.

Overall Impression: It looks like your goals have potential. Good luck with Bronco Riding Rooster.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Mary

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: That's a wicked cool idea, I can't believe you let it sit that long. Why?

What needs your attention: I didn't check for grammar or punctuation because it's a letter to yourself.

Favorite Parts: I chuckled when I read the greatest procrastinator, I would have to disagree. I swear my hubby holds that title. As to the plan of the verses, it drives me crazy in the store when I find the perfect image the verse sucks or the verse is perfect and I hate the image. I definitely think this idea is awesome and hope you get yourself motivated.

Overall Impression: I think you have a great idea, and you're simply letting doubts inhibit you when the reality is... you got this. Just do it.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Patricia

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: I like how you chose to focus each issue with the blue it helped organize the reading as I'm sure it did the writing.

What needs your attention: Sorry, I didn't look for grammar or punctuation.

Favorite Parts: I think the local writing workshop is awesome. You can create an event on facebook and have people register ahead of time so that you will have an idea of what you need prior to committing to a venue. Libraries frequently let writers use their facilities so check that out, its typically a nominal amount.

Overall Impression: I think your goals are do able and could easily apply to other writers who aren't sure what they need to do to get back on track. Good luck!

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me, 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Dominique

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me 2019


First Impression: Hi, first of all congrats on all the milestones you've accomplished in your personal life. In your list of things you're doing on WDC, I think you forgot to mention blogging. That's where I initially crossed your writing.

What needs your attention: Frankly, I didn't look for grammar or punctuation errors because I have many entries to review for the contest. I can say nothing jumped out at me.

Favorite Parts: I'm happy that you found joy in writing here and you're venturing into genres outside your comfort zone. That's the key to success as you discovered in therapy and in group sessions. We can't grow unless we reach further than the day before.

Overall Impression: I'm glad you're discovering joy in writing and in your personal life with your bambino. I wish you much success. Keep on writing, you're better at it than you realize

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Mastiff,

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: I hope you've recovered. I agree with your inner voice that was risky. As writers our hands and arms are vital to our trade, cherish your tools.

What needs your attention: I didn't notice any grammar or punctuation issues but frankly with all the submissions for the contest I didn't look either.

Favorite Parts: Reading and reviewing does help as much as getting the words on the page although many writers disregard it. We can't grow and learn without looking at our craft in multiple ways. I think your muse nailed it, don't get caught up in ego, do the work.

Overall Impression: I felt the writer had a good grasp of his situation and knows he has his work cut out to be all he wants to be.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Whiskerface

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: I wish I lived across the street from you, I would love some chocolate chip cookies. Since, I don't do me a favor, make the cookies and take them over. Everyone loves surprises.

What needs your attention: I wondered why you chose to only use half the page instead of maximizing the page. I didn't look for grammar or punctuation issues just focused on the topics addressed.

Favorite Parts: I enjoyed the routine conversation and wholeheartedly agree about using one's time in a valuable manner. As humans we do tend to waste time on nonsense crap instead of doing things that are healthy and helpful.

Overall Impression: I felt the writer had a good grasp of the situation and was bluntly honest with himself. Sometimes that's the hardest part of doing dear me is looking at our weaknesses and strengths without our rose-colored glasses. Good luck Whiskerface and ps. don't forget the thank you note for the fudge.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi ErinLynn

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: I was also a later in life college student. It does have a different feel than when we were young. I agree it's challenging but as older adults we appreciate each accomplishment so much more. You're so right about maintaining balance, there's no hurry.

What needs your attention: I didn't notice any grammar or punctuation errors but frankly I wasn't looking either. I focused on the content.

Favorite Parts: Focusing on academics is important but not at the expense of living in the moment. I laughed when you reminded yourself to travel. On my winter break back in 2006, I went to Jamaica, it was just what I needed after a particularly difficult fall semester. Take your muses advice, you'll thank her later.

Overall Impression: Good luck with all of your course credits. Hopefully, you'll find the balance you addressed in your list.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me, 2019  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: 18+ | (3.5)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi SciFiPlus

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me, 2019


First Impression: It had the feel of a student resenting the assignment at hand. I highly recommend in person writing groups. I belong to one in Philadelphia and it's been invaluable. We read for 5-10 minutes, typically 5 pages and then the group critiques what we've shared.

What needs your attention: There are many redundancies and over used words that should be edited and removed. I suggest getting familiar with the most over used words before you submit anything. Like the word also, which you've used too many times.

Favorite Parts: I thought the code names were interesting but it would have been great for the reader if the author had elaborated a bit on why they matter and what purpose they serve.

Overall Impression: It has potential but needs serious editing.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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Review of Dear Me  
Review by Grieving Lyn
In affiliation with Blog City ~ Every Blogger'...  
Rated: E | (4.0)
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”—Enid Bagnold

Hi Ruth E

My name is Lyn and I am doing a review as a judge for WDC's Dear Me contest

As a writer, I know what it feels like to be reviewed! Please take what you feel is helpful and disregard the rest. Only YOU know what is right for your writing!

Title: Dear Me


First Impression: Wow, 365 pieces of work submitted is no easy feat. That's a lot of pressure for any writer to live up.

What needs your attention: I didn't note any grammar or punctuation errors but there are spelling errors. Finish does not have a t at the end.

Favorite Parts: You've made it to day 29, that's a pretty good start. I wish you lots of luck in reaching your goal

Overall Impression: This muse isn't taking any prisoners, she's making this writer accountable for every single day. I can't help but wonder did she allow for any recreational time because that's equally important. Balance is the key to success in all aspects of life.

Thank you for letting me read your work. It was my pleasure! Lyn




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