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Review of When I Look Back  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Hi Izzy,
Once again you honor me with the privilege of reading another item in your portfolio. I can really feel the emotions you've so carefully and eloquently described in your writing. Your voice is such an important voice the world really needs to hear because you speak from first-hand experience and so many people with autism do not have the ability to put their own feelings into words. You have a wonderful gift! You are able to put into words and those words into writing so others can better understand those who can not speak for themselves. Your writing gives us, (the reader) a better understanding of what is going on and how people with autism feel at times. So many, many people NEED to read your writing. You open the world of autism in a very special way. Always keep writing.
Sincerely,
Tina
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Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a fun poll! When I was a youngster, my favorite and best-remembered costume was a gypsy costume my mother made for me. She used several of my clothes I'd outgrown and cut them to make a patchwork "swishy" skirt with lots of rows of ruffles. Then, she helped me make jewelry by stringing pumpkin seeds and showed me how to drip a lit candle on wax paper in different shapes and sizes. Then, string them as well for my necklaces and bracelets. Did I mention there was a ton of glitter involved as well? She made me a witch costume one year as well, but the gypsy one is still the best! Thanks for bringing back such good memories.
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Review of Diet Dying Days  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Greetings AmyJo,
Your newsfeed post caught my eye and so did the title of your poem. Oh, how you hit the nail on the head with this one! The holidays can wreck havock on even the best-planned diets. What is one to do? Hiding under the bed is a very good solution. I just might take that advice this year. I liked your imagery and it flows very nicely. Good luck with the Quills!
Sincerely,
Tina
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi Izzy,
Thank you so much for sharing this with me. It is a very well-written essay that puts into words very articulately what writing means for you and what it could mean for others as well. I particularly like how you point out that when you write, YOU are in control, no one and nothing else. I also like how you are so encouraging for others not to be afraid...just let it go and write...this is another item that everyone would benefit from reading. I hope you share it with many others.
Sincerely,
Tina

PS: I'm not very good at picking out grammar and spelling errors but at the end of this sentence: "I do not wish to share my writing with the word." I think you might have meant that very last word to say world
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Review of A Poet's World  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi Starling,
I was a little worried I'd be trying to review a poem because I'm not a poet. Then, I read your micro-monologue and laughed. Boy did you hit the nail on the head about trying to understand some poet's poetry! You found a very creative and unique way to express that. I also like how you slipped in a nod to one of WDC's long-standing, well-known Bard's Hall as well as mention one of the newer, less known Poets. Good luck on the contest at the Micro-monologue contest!
Sincerely,
Tina
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Review of The Monster  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Greetings Lovina,
I am giving you an OPINION review after reading your news feed post. This story was delightful and I loved the twist. It is fast-paced and I wonder how long poor Henry will survive in his role as a "chew toy" for the monster.
Thank you for sharing this story on WDC.
Sincerely,
Tina
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Howdy there Sly,
I moseyed into your interactive western after reading it as a suggestion on a post you responded to. I also took a gander at a few of your other interactives, but that's a bull with a whole different horn.
Partner, it looks like you've got a whopping 47 chapters and that is pretty dang impressive. The theme and plot are fun and fresh as you mix a surprising selection of genres! I must say, they come together right well. The storylines that have progressed are detailed and let any reader, new or one who is familiar with the story to understand the characters very well. I like that there is plenty of room for growth and you offer your writers a wide range of oportunities. Good luck this this project!
Sincerely,
Tina
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Rated: E | (4.0)
Dear Izzy,
This is a powerful piece you have written and it took courage and guts to put all that down. You can't help but feel the powerful emotions vibrating from it. It asks some hard-hitting questions and gives voice to a population that rarely gets heard. Your details allow the reader to really get into the head of the writer...feel what it is like. Now, I'm not a poet, and I'm not sure if the format of how this is written is intended to be a poem? If so, I would have someone who is experienced with poetry give a review for the mechanics and proper layout, I'm not able to help on that. If you need help finding someone, I know a few really good poets that would probably be very willing to help. As always, I am so honored that you trust me enough to ask for a review. I love reading your work! So many people need to read this...I hope once it is fully finished you will share it with all of WDC.
Sincerely,
Tina
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Review of You Have Friends  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Starling,
I am sending you a review because you and I both have entered "I Write" and I posted immediately after you. Therefore, you are the person I am honored to read and review. I read your entry for the Micro-Monologue several times. The way you define friendship is something I really like and agree with. From what I understand, this is one friend (you) talking to Harry who seems to wonder who his real friends are. As his friend, you tell him what friendship is all about. You also express doubt that some of the people he thinks are friends, just might not be. The end does confuse me just a bit. After you tell him your not sure all the people he calls friends are really friends, you tell him to go back to his desk and stop worrying. If I were Harry, after all you've told me, I'd be more worried than I was to start with. See how I'd get that impression? I do think you have a very good monologue and I hope you do very well in Rupali's contest.
Sincerely,
Tina
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Izzy,
Thank you for requesting a review from me. It is always such a pleasure reading your stories. I like how you pay close attention to detail and use strong, vivid imagery to make your story pop. You've done quite a job setting Bruce and Autumn up for a musical adventure! I love the playfulness and closeness the twins seem to share. Despite the cold and snow, this is a very cozy scene filled with warmth and love. While reading, I spotted two minor things you might want to double-check.

The sentence below I've highlighted in purple two things. One, Grammarly thinks "out-loud" should be "out loud" and "mostly likely" doesn't sound quite right. Perhaps you were thinking "most likely"?
He didnโ€™t dare say those thoughts out-loud, but Autumn was mostly likely reading his mind right now and trying not to laugh.

Now, in the sentence below, it seems like perhaps a word is missing. What do you think?

Scratches and dents littered the guitar body but everyone agreed that jams could still be played it.

Aside from those very minor things, this is a very good start to an exciting musical adventure. Thank you for giving me the privilege of reading it!
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Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Hello Jae,
Because I don't typically read fantasy stories, at first, I was a bit confused and had to keep re-reading some of your paragraphs looking for information I might have missed. It might be helpful to other readers not familiar with fantasy to explain that Skire is a halfling...what exactly is Malusk? You are very good with dialogue and I liked the pace of the story. It hooks me and compels me to keep reading. Once I figured out your main character was a halfling, things began to make a lot more sense and I found myself wanting to read more! Thank you for sharing your story. Write On!
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi Izzy,
What an honor to be asked to review your first chapter! I can already tell this is going to be a very special story. Excellent detail. I like how you introduced each horse and gave a profile. Readers who don't know much about horses will learn interesting facts. Like all horses, I love that you gave them each individual personalities and temperaments. You hook the reader quickly and use vibrant imagery. It was a pleasure to read this and I can't wait for the next chapter.
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for entry "A Hard Choice
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Wow! I'm not into this type of story.....or warewolves but you hooked me and drew me in! Its fast paced, filled with tension and action...and I just had to laugh at the imagery of offering a Spam sandwich to a warewolf. That is brilliant and hilarious๐Ÿ˜‚. I really hope you add more to this, cos I'd love to read more.
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Review of Paper Bouquet  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Kathleen,

I have for you another review by a Ninja Monkey! Let's just jump right in. This is a delightfully unexpected story. I love how you personified the colored paper! This is a touching story as we get a small glimpse into a sad, painful life of a young woman. The story is fast-paced and the imagery makes it so easy to picture in my mind. It pops to life! It takes a special eye to see a pile of wadded paper and see a beautiful bouquet. I like to think it is a reflection of the young woman's heart. This is a touching story and again, I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing it in your portfolio.
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Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Kathleen,

On behalf of a Ninja Monkey who wishes to remain nameless, I am sending this review. Please be advised the opinions expressed in this review are those of a Ninja Monkey and may or may not be shared by me. That being said, let's get on with the review!

This story hooks me right away. I like the tone and pace you set from the start. At first, I thought this was a bittersweet story of two best friends having to say goodbye. Then, you start weaving in a bit of unease. I wondered why the parents were so stressed that their daughter gave her best friend her favorite toy. You built the tension and with just a few well-chosen words, painted a very detailed picture of what was going on. I enjoyed reading your story and having the honor of reviewing it.
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Over the years I've had quite a few casual chats turn into friendships. Was your article mentions, some came and went very quickly for one reason or other. However, I have developed a strong long term relationship with one couple in particular. I met the husband first then his wife. We've been friends now for right at fifteen years. We met not long after they got married and they both treated me like an older sister. They even named one of their six children after me and all the children call me Auntie. Another of my friendships lasted well over six years and another right at four years. Online friendships take hard work and time investment just like face to face friends. Yes, I e been hurt by a few, but there is something very precious when a genuine, open and honest friendship develops. It makes everything you go through worthwhile.
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Review of Appreciate You  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Life is a miracle! Very well said. This article is a very positive, uplifting one with several well presented points. Be grateful and thankful for what we have, accept the good with the bad, love yourself so it bubbles over so you can share that lo e with others, and cherish life...we only get one!๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒˆ
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Rated: E | (4.5)
You make several very good points here. I realize I use "I'm sorry" almost as an automatic impulse when I read about someone's issues or problems. I say it so much...how many times have I said it, but as you poi t out, not backed it up with actions? Thank you for drawing attention to something I should really stop doing and only use "I'm sorry" intentionally and when I'm going to back it up with meaningful actions.๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒป
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Review of Own tribe  
Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
I enjoyed reading your story very much. You make an excellent point in a non preachy way most every reader can relate to and understand. When its all said and done we are all one people and we .just do our best to help one another, no matter our differences. I truly hope to read more of your writing soon.

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Review of In the Zone  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Absolutely brilliant word search! I had a lot of fun and all those words truly make you think of Angus. The word fighter took me the longest to find.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’—
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Dear Friend, I enjoyed reading this. Most everyone can identify with this in one way or other. We all have times we feel stuck. Like we've fallen into a pit and no way out or we've hit a brick wall. It's very easy to feel isolated at these times, but you reveal the truth..we are never really alone! God is with us. He is a very present help in the time of trouble. And, tho God sometimes leads us forward into the fire (rather than just delivering us or making the problem go away) its in the fire we find our strength, we build our faith and courage. What you wrote captures all that and in a very powerful way. Thank you for sharing it.๐Ÿ’—
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Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Bride,
That says a lot but it sure spoke so much truth. I can't say I agree with every single thing but most of it, yeah. You said it very well tho many might raise their hackles a bit. Keep shining your own special brand of light...it is much needed in a world of suffocating darkness. I would just make one itsy bitsy suggestion. I, like many here, have older eyes...and such a long piece is a lot easier to read if the font is at least 3.5 or larger. Regardless of font size, this is still a very well-written piece and I'm glad I read it.
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Rated: E | (4.0)
Hi there, I just wanted to thank you for another terrific word search. This one was very enjoyable and was nice you tied it to your other one!
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi Cory,
I am reviewing your poem written for the Writing 4 Kids challenge for the month of August because I am one of the judges this month. Your poem is lively and something children would adore. It is fast-paced, fun to read, and vivid with imagery. I could see very young children loving it but also older children as well. Good Luck.
Sincerely,
Tina
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Rated: E | (5.0)
First off, Izzy, I was so happy to get your request for a review. I'm honored to get to read this! You hooked me straight away and kept hooking me all through the story. It takes a lot for a writer to get me all emotional, but you did it very well. The vivid imagery you used brought the whole thing to life and I could FEEL the emotions being expressed. I think most anyone who has lost someone or has raised a child would be able to relate to your story. While it is very emotional, I like that it is also fast-paced. The emotions and feelings don't slow it down at all. I enjoyed reading this very much, thank you for letting me!
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