Reading Reviews From Member: KJ Cartmell
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Review #1, by KJ CartmellBehind Enemy Lines: Cry

8th April 2012:
You've got great ideas, Ripley, and you're very good at setting a mood. The next step is developing the stamina and the discipline to see one of these ideas all the way through to the end. One part of that is finding a mechanism to handle the creative impulses that hit from time to time. Record the thought, preserve it for future reference, and then get back to the main project. The best ideas will grow in your mind and become the next great project. The others fade away, and weren't worth the effort to begin with.

Author's Response: Hey KJ :)

That's exactly how I see it...I get the ideas...but they fade and seeing as I'm so busy lately, I just don't have the initiative to finish these stories...I can't even remember how I started these.Lol

Hopefully I'll get back into it sometime, when I actually have free time. Or when another good idea pops up. :p

And thanks for this...You really know what you're talking about. :)

ps: I'm on my way to reading your story again!


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Review #2, by KJ CartmellLion, Eagle, Badger, Snake: Day One

22nd October 2011:
Well done, Sherriff. I didn't have the nerve to write a song for the Hat.

Author's Response: I'm not sure I'd call it a song - it's more a poem, really. I certainly wouldn't try singing it... but I wouldn't try singing anything unless I was at gunpoint (and that would probably get me shot).

I hope you keep reading the rest; I'd appreciate thoughts on the characterisation of the Houses. I'm now drafting Ch23 of what I think will be 25/26 - I can see the finish line!

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Review #3, by KJ CartmellThe Sacrifice of Hiding in a Lie: Prologue: Forever Fractured

11th October 2011:
A dark, alt universe. A good start. Will there be more?

Author's Response: Of course! I've written so much for this story!!! Hahaha but none for the next chapter...Kinda at a block here..but whaddya do?

Thanks for reading, love(:


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Review #4, by KJ CartmellBleed Red: Taken The Last of Me

11th October 2011:
I had wondered what happened to you, my most regular reader/reviewer, though 'Off to school' was the most likely reason why I hadn't heard from you in a while. Make the best of your time in college. The world is at your fingertips, and the experiences you'll have will only make you better as a person and a writer. Good luck! (BTW: good use of POV, here. It's always beneficial to get in the head of the other characters besides your main narrator.) Fondly, KJ

Author's Response: Hey Kj(:

Yeah, college before writing as always...unfortunately hahaha!

Thank you so much for leaving a review! And I can't wait for you to update as well(:


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Review #5, by KJ CartmellBleed Red: Breathe

4th August 2011:
So, I finally returned the favor. [At first, I browsed through something called "Blood Red," by someone named Emily, I think, before I realized it was the wrong story.] Keep going! I like your energy and enthusiasm. As you read more, as you grow as a writer, you'll learn to turn transitional chapter from filler into something more purposeful. Each scene should advance the story and/or reveal something about the characters. This will not only keep your readers engaged, but help you press on as well.

Author's Response: Oh hey! Thanks for returning the favor and reading of course!
Yeah, I'm having a slight problem moving through the filler chapters. I've been meaning to go back and read through it all so I can revise some of it and get the plot straight.

Thank you for reviewing, means alot(:
And I will take the advice to heart!


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