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Review of Accept and Commit  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: E | (5.0)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please discard it.

I came across this by accident but since I've recently started Dialectal Behaviour Therapy, I've been curious about different therapeutic approaches. I have a copy of The Happiness Trap waiting to be read, so I had a basic knowledge of ACT before reading this essay.

You've explained Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in a way that's easy to understand but not so simple that the reader feels like a first grader. I'm sure other readers appreciate this as much as I. The exercises you have suggested seem to be straightforward and easy to put into practice by those willing to give ACT a try. I enjoyed reading this and look forward to seeing what other enlightening goodies you have in your portfolio.
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Review of Furphyfication  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Normally, when there are less than three entries, I just move them to the next month. This, however, is the exception. Not only did I learn a new word, which I vow to use at least twice today, but you brought a smile to my face during a trying time. Congratulations. I'll award the ribbon in two weeks to make sure you get CR. Thank you for entering. I'm skipping April, but please come back for May.
Keep up the good work!


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Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
I was led here by the newsfeed and want to tell you how cute I find this page. It's a great way to display your efforts. The merit badges and trinkets we create and strive to earn are part of what makes WDC special. Thank you for your contributions. Keep up the excellent work!


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Review of Ominous  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: E | (4.0)
I've been browsing your portfolio to see what goodies you have in store for us and just came to this tiny poem. I have to say this caught my attention. I love the 24 Syllable contest because it forces you to relish each syllable and choose the perfect word. This poem is tricky and clever. When I first read it, the words sounded like a nursery rhyme. But then, they echoed through the room like a horror movie. The simplicity of this piece has made it complex- I love it!


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Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: 13+ | (3.5)
Thank you for entering "Verfabula: A Creative Nonfiction Contest First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please ignore.


I wasn't expecting a woeful Christmas tale, but you did a great job. I felt like I was reading an unreleased memoir. What an awful witchy woman to be so callous. I'm certainly relieved to know that relationship ended. May every holiday be a happy one! Thank you for sharing your talent with us and good luck in the contest!
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Review of Predator  
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (3.5)
Since we're both doing the "I Write in 2020" Activity, and I just posted one of my entries right after your post: TA-DA.. here I am! First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: I don't review scary stories very often, so this is a nice change of pace. The title reminds me of the old movie, which scared the heck out of me as a kid.

LIKES: Right off the bat, the first sentence got my attention by telling me the setting is a chateau and introducing me to the main character. Then you hook me with the story question, so I have to find out what's nesting in the rafters. I find many writers have difficulty accomplishing all of this when the word count is limited. You've done a great job with this first paragraph.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Besides a few small punctuation issues, there isn't anything that detracts from the story. However, there was something bugging me. After rereading it a couple of times, I figured out my problem. I would consider using the active voice instead of the passive voice. For example, Someone had deeply built up over half the area... It kind of sounds more mysterious that way.

STYLE/VOICE: I like that you have included the nonchalant Frenchman. It gives the story a dash of something different and brings it to life better.

SUGGESTIONS: The only other thing I want to add is that I've never heard of an animal called a pine marten. I thought we were discussing a bird until I looked it up. 🤦‍♀️ That's probably just me though. *Blush*

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a good little piece. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Good luck in the contest!
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Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Before I say anything else, let me congratulate you on finishing "I Write in 2020". Congratulations! Okay, so you know I'm not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

I don't review too many horror stories, so this is a nice change. I think it's more in the science fiction genre but it seems like it would be a great prologue to a horror story. I like a good twist and you didn't let me down. I'm hooked on this plot and my imagination is running wild. Great job!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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Review of The Two Cooks  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with Party Funds  
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
A review from "I Write in 2020". First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

I've never tried this contest, but it's on my list. I don't think I'd do as well as you. I enjoyed this lighthearted story. I've read some other entries that were difficult to understand. Yours was easy to follow along. Good luck in the contest!


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Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Hey, we're both doing "I Write in 2020"! First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: My first thought is that the title is interesting. I think I know what it will be about, but I'm not sure. I like it because it draws me in to find out for sure.

LIKES: I like the second stanza because the second line lightens the mood just a tiny bit without taking away from the serious message.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped out at me.

FORM: This is another new form I can add to my list. It looks like you've followed pretty well.

SUGGESTIONS: None from me.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a great little piece. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Good luck in the contest!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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Review of Pickle Lip Balm  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Congratulations on winning Round 3 of Marketing Muse!
Your entry is so catchy that I had no problem imagining a commercial for it. I love the rhymes! Especially 'quality' and 'jollity'. I'm not sure I could have pulled that off, but you nailed it. Thank you for entering and I hope to see you in the next round!



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Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Even though this isn't a typical one, I just had to leave a review. I actually considered buying this thing for my granddaughter's room, but my daughter didn't think it was as amusing as I did.
I like your overall way of thinking. It's quick, to the point, and as a bonus, it even rhymes. Job well done. Thank you for entering, I hope you play again!


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Review of Ravyn  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with The Royal Court  
Rated: E | (5.0)
I know my hormones are out of wack, but this made me a little weepy. It captures her essence perfectly. Although, I'm jealous of the line rays of Ravyn how come I never thought of that? *Laugh*
Seriously though, thank you so very much!

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Review by Krista?
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Rated: E | (4.0)
As a co-participant in "I Write", it's a pleasure to review your work. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: I was saddened to see this is based on actual events. Losing a faithful companion is devastating. I've only been through it once, but I didn't think my daughter would ever be able to cope. Somehow, we managed to get through the pain in one piece, like you.

LIKES: The ending is by far my favorite. Even though there's sorrow, there's comfort in knowing the two are together.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped out at me.

STYLE/VOICE: Your love for Mitzy shines throughout this piece.

SUGGESTIONS: None from me. But on a side note, the furry friend we lost two years ago was named Mitzy also. Perhaps they too shall meet.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a great piece. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Good luck in the contest!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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for entry "A poem about WdC
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: I like reading about how others came to find this site and their experiences, so I really enjoyed this poem.

LIKES: There's not much to dislike. It's a short and simple piece giving readers an inside look at Ruwth. It's relatable and honest, which speaks volumes itself. However, I do like the last stanza more than the first two. Simply because of the acknowledgment that you come to share your words. I haven't written much over the last two years, but I still continue to come each day. Mainly to just have that connection to other writers. So the final line kinds of bridges the gap for me.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped out at me.

SUGGESTIONS: None from me.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a great little piece. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Good luck in the contest!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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Review of The Last Supper  
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (3.5)
This review is brought to you by "I Write 2020". First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I'm sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: Great intro! It hooked me instantly. I may not know who these characters are, but I still want to watch them slowly die. Of embarrassment, of course.

LIKES: This piece is infused with satire, which I adore.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: I got a little confused trying to figure out who was who and who said what, but since I'm not familiar with the rules of the contest, I'm assuming the names of the speakers are purposely omitted. As for punctuation, I did notice a few issues, but nothing a quick run through Grammarly (or similar program) won't clear up.

STYLE/VOICE: I do believe you've hit the nail on the head with your keen dinner party mindreading. The inner thoughts of the characters are a good balance of snarky and serious. This makes it relatable and believable, which I think is important for fiction.

SUGGESTIONS: If you'd like more exposure for this story, I'd switch up the genres. This item could be classified as several types, so I'd take advantage.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a good piece. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Don't stop writing!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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Review by Krista?
Rated: 18+ | (3.5)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please discard.

I'm extremely sensitive to sulfites so I shy away from wine. But since I'm an avid reader, I thought I'd give it a go. I'm happy with my 6 out of 10. Do you know what would pair great with this quiz? An article! I homeschool teens, so I test their attention with quizzes all the time 🤣
Anyway, cute quiz. Keep writing!
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Review by Krista?
In affiliation with Party Funds  
Rated: E | (4.0)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please discard.

This is a great little poem that really says a lot in so few words. Not only is it relevant to current affairs, but this is a statement people need to hear more often. I like your use of the prompt word and you've stuck to the form. Also, for some reason, when these poems are written 6-6-6-6, they seem more appealing to me. Who knows, I'm a little different 🙃 Keep up the good work and good luck in the contest!


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Review by Krista?
Rated: E | (4.5)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please discard.

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your participation during a chaotic week. This is a great sampler showing a selection of your work! Thank you for playing "Bingo Blitz


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Review of Thank You...  
Review by Krista?
In affiliation with Party Funds  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Since we're both doing the "I Write in 2020" Activity, and I just posted one of my entries right after your post: TA-DA.. here I am! First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: Oh boy, I haven't my entry yet! Let's see what the competition looks like this year.

LIKES: There's not much to dislike about this acrostic. You've clearly shown how much you value this website and have some strong word choices. I tend to struggle with this form and it ends up looking like a first grader wrote it *FacePalm* But you've done a wonderful job!

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped out at me.

SUGGESTIONS: None from me.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a great piece. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Good luck in the contest!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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Review of Xenos  
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Since we're both doing the "I Write in 2020" Activity, and I just posted one of my entries right after your post: TA-DA.. here I am! First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a first for me. I don't think I've come across redaction poetry here before.

LIKES: There's not to much to dislike. Your choices on what to blackout and what to keep seem well thought out. I tend to be more impulsive and end up with something that resembles a poem. You have left a moving tribute.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped out at me.

SUGGESTIONS: None from me.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, you've created a great poem. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Good luck in the contest!
Created by Shaye Lorraine


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Review of Helping hand  
Review by Krista?
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Since we're both doing the "I Write in 2020" Activity, and I just posted one of my entries right after your post, ta-da here I am! First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, promptly ignore it and go about business as usual..

FIRST IMPRESSION: I've always enjoyed a good dystopian read, so the title and description intrigue me.

LIKES: It's hard to describe the indescribable, but you're spot on with this line. This is my favorite bit- Something changed overnight, but it is something we can’t see, touch, taste or smell.

GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped out at me.

STYLE/VOICE: You really set the mood with the opening paragraph. I struggle with the requirements of flash fiction, but you clearly know what you're doing.

SUGGESTIONS: None from me.

FINAL THOUGHTS:Overall, you've created a great little piece. Good luck in the contest!


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for entry "~ A True Story ~
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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Ooh, ruwth, you're on a roll! We're going to get caught up for sure! Okay, about this review..now this is going to sound strange, but I feel like I've read it before. I'm not sure if I'm confusing it with another one of your items or if my brain is just confused, but I really think I can remember wondering about how that vision pulled on something inside me. Well, even if I'm just experiencing brain fog in a new way, I like this for reasons I can't really explain. Maybe it's simply because I can identify with the woman crying out to God and I long for the hope she has for herself.


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Review by Krista?
In affiliation with Party Funds  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please discard.

FIRST IMPRESSION: I don't read blogs often, so this is a welcome change of pace.
LIKES: There's really nothing to dislike. You share a heartwarming memory with grace and a hint of humor. A perfect combination.
GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION: Nothing jumped off the page and slapped me in the face.
STYLE/VOICE: You do a superb job of narrating this story.
SUGGESTIONS: Absolutely none.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Well, I've added your blog to my favorites list so I can learn what happens next. I'd say that ties up this review nicely!


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Review of The Book of Jeff  
for entry "Awkward
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please discard.

I don't review many blog posts, so another perk of participating in I Write! Let's see, the title is definitely appropriate and you nailed the prompt, so well done. Having an autoimmune disease has always kept me careful, but now I have to fight the urge to Lysol strangers that get too close. Also, I think you're right on the mark about which part is more awkward. I try to mind my own business, but I also enjoy a good show. The internal struggle is tough! Thank you for sharing your view with us!


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for entry "~ A Story-Poem ~
Review by Krista?
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
First, let me say that I am not a professional. This review is just a personal opinion that I am sharing with you. If anything in this review is deemed unhelpful, please ignore.

As a fellow participant of I Write, it's my pleasure to review this piece. I'm not sure why, but the Story Poem contest intimidates me, so I've never entered. This poem is very touching and your love for God shines through brilliantly. Keep up the great work and good luck in the contest!


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