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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 9, 2012 - 9:04pm

You going for ?

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. May 9, 2012 - 9:13pm

Yep. I'm guessing you want this:  just as bad than? haha.

I need to get a cheap printer to get through peoples submissions easier. 5k words on a computer screen is painful. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 10, 2012 - 5:08am

Sorry typie! I got an O's game today, tomorrow, a date and fishing Saturday and then I should be free Sunday (while I am working) I've hardly had time to keep writing my own! 

Review mine if you want! I needs some reviews yo! 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. May 10, 2012 - 5:10am

I got a kindle fire, its run to read off of.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 10, 2012 - 5:11am

Side note, so far this morning at work, I've done a little, then started looking for a video Dakota posted awhile back. It was a guy with muttonchops, playing a guitar and telling skinny, trashy, attractive women to 'eat a god damn cheeseburger'

Wish me luck! 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 10, 2012 - 6:02am

Update! Below are submissions in need of reviews the most! Staring to pile up! The ones at the bottom have been sitting the longest. 

Also I am hoping to get at least one or two more! Help a brotha out! Kind of long though. I don't even really need an LBL, unless you want to do one, your choice. 

 

 

The Beginning and The End.

By: Lou Pendergrast
In: Horror, Short Story 0 reviews
A story in two parts (1427) The Man in Black who he is and what he does. The Conjurer a writer that created his beginning and writes out his end.

Perfect Assassin chapter 1 Protestors

By: Dwayne
In: Novel Excerpt, Sci-fi 1 reviews
2 new
How does this work as a intro to an alternative history book? 2369 words

Untitled something or other Part 1 *Rough draft*

By: Matt Attack
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
Set towards the end of the Civil War. Give me your thoughts. I am 100 pages deep, but stopped at about 24 with this. I plan to finish it. This is a rough, and the book is not complete. 6000 words

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
1 new
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

Good Girls Don't (opening 5k) Re-entry

By: Typewriter Demigod
In: Novel Excerpt, Surprise Me 0 reviews
Love, honour and violence in high school. 6.5k words.

All the Angels

By: Dale
In: Noir, Novella 1 reviews
A hardboiled novella set in 1940s L.A., following a bent PI, working as a bagman for Mickey Cohen. He's approached by a German immigrant on the run who needs his help to hide from the Feds.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

 

Prologue

By: jdudley
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
2 new
Overlong prologue for a potential Fantasy/Adventure novel


Hotrods and Zombies

By: cdregan
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 2 reviews
3 new
A sport for the post-apocalypse. 2300 words.

Team Slayer: Meredith & Rach V. Courtney & Bill- Rough (Rachel reviews everyone, help her out!)

By: rach122
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
4 new
2500 Words-"My Pretty Girl"-A woman finds herself in a familiar place and is overcome with memories.


Upright Citizens: Section 2 (Sitting for quite a while, help him out!) 

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 10, 2012 - 6:03am

Special shout out for:

 

Good Girls Don't (opening 5k) Re-entry

By: Typewriter Demigod
In: Novel Excerpt, Surprise Me 0 reviews
Love, honour and violence in high school. 6.5k words.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce May 10, 2012 - 7:10am

aww, thanks matty :)

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 10, 2012 - 7:58am

No worries. Glad to help. 

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) May 10, 2012 - 8:44am

Just did a review of TD's....took awhile but I hope my comments help!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 10, 2012 - 8:58am

Unknown Hinson (also the voice of Early on Squidbillies)

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 10, 2012 - 9:01am

And an extra from Squibillies.  True brilliance.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 10, 2012 - 9:02am

HAHAHAHAHA Thank you Howie! 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 12, 2012 - 10:19am

Wow, ok....so, the biggest list EVER. Typie and Dwayne, haven't forgot about ya! Let me set things straight. Long weekend thus far. 

 

For everyone else, take your pick, clearly things have stopped being reviewed! I remember when things got reviewed. Long, long time ago. Those were fun days.

 

COLOR ME CRAZY - chapter one

By: Jeremy Bustin
In: Novel Excerpt, Psychological 0 reviews
COLOR ME CRAZY is the account of a schizophrenic patient whom suffers from ombrophobia, the fear of rain or being rained upon. There are two things that set Patrick off--rain and the color red.

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Batflower vs. Courtney: The Split (final)

By: Batflower
In: Horror, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Prompt: It arrived on the current. A town cut off from reality has to deal with an invasion.

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 0 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

Black Box

By: Praxus
In: Mystery, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
2 new
This is the first chapter of a standard mystery novel with a detective, sidekick, and a MacGuffin. Everyone is introduced.

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Courtney v. Batflower -- Final

By: Courtney
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
Prompt: It arrived on the current. // 2,500 words about the first time I enjoyed sex.

Just a Caress

By: Amcii Cullum
In: Noir, Poem 2 reviews
5 new
Someone has love and lost and now has to go on in what seems like a dream.

Perfect Assassin chapter 1 Protestors

By: Dwayne
In: Novel Excerpt, Sci-fi 1 reviews
How does this work as a intro to an alternative history book? 2369 words

Untitled something or other Part 1 *Rough draft*

By: Matt Attack
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
Set towards the end of the Civil War. Give me your thoughts. I am 100 pages deep, but stopped at about 24 with this. I plan to finish it. This is a rough, and the book is not complete. 6000 words

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

All the Angels

By: Dale
In: Noir, Novella 1 reviews
A hardboiled novella set in 1940s L.A., following a bent PI, working as a bagman for Mickey Cohen. He's approached by a German immigrant on the run who needs his help to hide from the Feds.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

 

Prologue

By: jdudley
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
2 new
Overlong prologue for a potential Fantasy/Adventure novel

 

Hotrods and Zombies

By: cdregan
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 2 reviews
3 new
A sport for the post-apocalypse. 2300 words.

 

Team Slayer: Meredith & Rach V. Courtney & Bill- Rough

By: rach122
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
4 new
2500 Words-"My Pretty Girl"-A woman finds herself in a familiar place and is overcome with memories.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest May 12, 2012 - 10:43am

Nice job Matt. This is really great. This thing needs bumped all the time. Way to step up to the plate.

I've gotten three reviews in the past couple of days:

1. Typewriter

2. Courtney

3. Praxus

Going on a reviewing rampage today...

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 12, 2012 - 12:12pm

Good to have you back Moon. I'm trying to do the people who have zero.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 12, 2012 - 12:34pm

Oh, god. I feel so bad for neglecting the workshop. I'm going to do as much as I can tonight.

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Jeremy Bustin from Virginia is reading Natchez Burning by Greg Iles May 12, 2012 - 12:40pm

Since I just posted my first submission today, I will be posting some reviews in the coming days.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest May 12, 2012 - 1:06pm

Well alright! Now, get to workshopping!!!! :)

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 12, 2012 - 1:15pm

I wasn't able to download Color Me Crazy at work. If someone could attach it in a different format here, I'll get to it, too. I was able to get everything else, so I have all of them but CMC, All the Angels (I'll get my head cut off if I print out 71 pages) and 17 Brief Conversation (since I haven't read the other two parts.)

I should have them up tonight if I don't do super detailed LBLs -- I don't mind typing them in the text of the review, but I don't want to be like "you missed a comma after these three words, a punctuation here," etc.

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Jeremy Bustin from Virginia is reading Natchez Burning by Greg Iles May 12, 2012 - 1:25pm

Courtney, I just re-uploaded as a .doc instead of .docx

 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 12, 2012 - 2:07pm

Ugh, it's still not letting me. Do you have a dropbox or Google Docs account? If you do, put it in there and share it with me -- courtneyduff11@gmail.com. I don't know why, but sometimes the download button doesn't work on my work computer, it says the file has been "corrupted."

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 12, 2012 - 2:43pm

Glad to see some folks are stepping up to the plate instead of just bull shitting around. I'll add you to the list Jeremy, along with Dwayne and Typie. I am not going to be able to today, but I will tomorrow for sure. 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 12, 2012 - 4:49pm

I posted four reviews and my hand is aching. I'm off to do laundry for a while and then I'll get started on the other four.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 12, 2012 - 4:56pm

I am set on reviews now, so I am going to try and take down my entry if possible. Thanks for all the input! 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 12, 2012 - 5:49pm

I'm absolutely horrible at reviewing poems, so I'll leave Amcii's submission up to someone else. I'm so exhausted that I'm not sure I can get through Batflower's, but I'll do it as soon as I can. Could someone set up a poll for us? I'm at work and can't do it.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 13, 2012 - 6:02am

I can't bring myself to review PDFs. If I can't do a LBL I feel like I'm cheating or something. I also write by hand so I'm weird. 

I finished a detailed LBL for a story called thebeggingingandtheend as a file name, does anyone know who posted it? I looked and can't find it.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 13, 2012 - 5:10am

I am starting my reviews now. I am set on my submissions and have removed it. Four reviews for a 5k entry is a lot. Time to spread the wealth. 

 

 

Update:

Dark Religious Fantasy - 3100 words

By: Fritz Wolfe
In: Fantasy, Short Story 0 reviews
Dark Religious Fantasy that takes a messed up approach to... well I can't really say without giving up the golden egg.

COLOR ME CRAZY - chapter one

By: Jeremy Bustin
In: Novel Excerpt, Psychological 1 reviews
COLOR ME CRAZY is the account of a schizophrenic patient whom suffers from ombrophobia, the fear of rain or being rained upon. There are two things that set Patrick off--rain and the color red.

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Batflower vs. Courtney: The Split (final)

By: Batflower
In: Horror, Short Story 1 reviews
Prompt: It arrived on the current. A town cut off from reality has to deal with an invasion.

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.


Just a Caress

By: Amcii Cullum
In: Noir, Poem 2 reviews
5 new
Someone has love and lost and now has to go on in what seems like a dream.


TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

Perfect Assassin chapter 1 Protestors

By: Dwayne
In: Novel Excerpt, Sci-fi 2 reviews
How does this work as a intro to an alternative history book? 2369 words

All the Angels

By: Dale
In: Noir, Novella 1 reviews
A hardboiled novella set in 1940s L.A., following a bent PI, working as a bagman for Mickey Cohen. He's approached by a German immigrant on the run who needs his help to hide from the Feds.


17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section (This has been sitting with one for quite awhile)

By: Deets999 
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

 

Team Slayer: Meredith & Rach V. Courtney & Bill- Rough 

By: rach122
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
4 new
2500 Words-"My Pretty Girl"-A woman finds herself in a familiar place and is overcome with memories.

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 13, 2012 - 6:29am

You can do LBLs on PDFs -- use the post-it note and highlighting tools, I've done at least five since I started here. As long as you have the newest reader, it works.

As for thebeginningandtheend, it sounds familiar, but I'm not sure. If you remember the ones that you went to, you can hover over the "download" button and it'll show you the document title in the loading area of your browser.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 13, 2012 - 9:19am

Sorry Matt.  I hate to say it, but size really does matter.  

On the other hand, if you private message the people you've really helped on their critiques and ask for reviews, that would probably work.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 13, 2012 - 9:24am

What the hell are you talking about? I removed mine because I had more than enough reviews and wanted to give other people a chance for a review.  Double points for the tasteless, somehow less than emasculating joke though. 

 

Swing and a miss. Back to actually reviewing. 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 13, 2012 - 10:13am

I was saying that about the list of the stories of the latest update on who needs reviews and mentioning that asking the people that you helped for help might help.*

Not you, personally, Matt.  I mean the authors of those stories you listed.  

 

*that was way too many 'help'.  I feel totally ashamed.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 13, 2012 - 10:26am

I got your PM man, I am so sorry, to everyone. I am dealing with alot right now and I think I am just snapping at folks because of it. Seriously, don't take it personal. I am replying now man. 

 

I just finished typies submission, I am starting Rachels (who I will be PMing after yours) 

Don't feel ashamed. I am serious. I'll just sort of back off until my mood improves. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 14, 2012 - 11:28am

Update! I think I am going to post backwards this time. Gettin better though. 

Nick, you're up next on my list, section one and two. 

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

 

All the Angels

By: Dale
In: Noir, Novella 2 reviews
1 new
A hardboiled novella set in 1940s L.A., following a bent PI, working as a bagman for Mickey Cohen. He's approached by a German immigrant on the run who needs his help to hide from the Feds.
 

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

Just a Caress

By: Amcii Cullum
In: Noir, Poem 2 reviews
5 new
Someone has love and lost and now has to go on in what seems like a dream.

 

COLOR ME CRAZY - chapter one

By: Jeremy Bustin
In: Novel Excerpt, Psychological 2 reviews
COLOR ME CRAZY is the account of a schizophrenic patient whom suffers from ombrophobia, the fear of rain or being rained upon. There are two things that set Patrick off--rain and the color red.

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Batflower vs. Courtney: The Split (final)

By: Batflower
In: Horror, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Prompt: It arrived on the current. A town cut off from reality has to deal with an invasion.

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

 

The Last Mummer (Hotrods and Zombies Draft 2) 3600 words

By: cdregan
In: Horror, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
Second draft of 'Hotrods And Zombies'. 3600 words. In the post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world, Splat Rallies have become the most popular motor sport.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 15, 2012 - 8:34am

Update! 

 

Dealer 2-1

By: Karl M Schirrmacher
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
5 new
An Iraqi contractor gets threatened by insurgents, but protected by Americans. About 3,400 words.

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

 

Just a Caress

By: Amcii Cullum
In: Noir, Poem 2 reviews
Someone has love and lost and now has to go on in what seems like a dream.

 

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

All the Angels

By: Dale
In: Noir, Novella 2 reviews
1 new
A hardboiled novella set in 1940s L.A., following a bent PI, working as a bagman for Mickey Cohen. He's approached by a German immigrant on the run who needs his help to hide from the Feds.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry May 15, 2012 - 8:58am

JESUS CHRIST, WATCH HOW YOU TALK TO BRYAN HOWIE!

Yeah, everyone knows he was the first Centaur.  But not everyone knows he did his first hundred reviews in under a day.  The workshop will shut down if he gets mad.  There is a direct hard-line jack into his brain, and there's no telling what kind of weird electronic backlash there will be if there is negative overflow from his end of the system. 

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Jeremy Bustin from Virginia is reading Natchez Burning by Greg Iles May 15, 2012 - 10:15am

I am starting my reviews now and should have them submitted sometime tonight.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 16, 2012 - 4:11am

Update! Getting smaller!!!!

 

 

A Dog's Funeral

By: ashleyarabian
In: Bizarro, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A young man meet's his girlfriend's eccentric, tipsy family for the first time at their dog's funeral.

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

 

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

All the Angels

By: Dale
In: Noir, Novella 2 reviews
1 new
A hardboiled novella set in 1940s L.A., following a bent PI, working as a bagman for Mickey Cohen. He's approached by a German immigrant on the run who needs his help to hide from the Feds.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 16, 2012 - 11:18am

I finally reviewed Deets' submission because it's been nearly two weeks since his first (and only) review and I also did a review on A Dog's Funeral. You require at least three reviews to get bumped off the list, right? I think the dog submission no longer qualifies.

Also, I'm not sure Bill and my submission really needs reviews -- the poll is over, we're probably not going to do anything with it in the future... maybe PM him and ask if he still wants it on the list? I'm fine with removing it if he is.

Anything to feel like we've caught up in the workshop.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 16, 2012 - 11:37am

I normally take them down after 3. So I guess that only leaves Nick, Dale and ergoego! Not bad, not bad at all

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin May 17, 2012 - 12:12am

I put up a short story just to provide an awkward pause for people who were still working on reviewing my novel excerpts. It's called Imperium. It's a science fiction story. It is not divided into two parts.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 18, 2012 - 10:42am

Update! 

 

Great White Bay

By: marv66
In: Adventure, Short Story 0 reviews
A tribal mans wife begins to go into labor in their canoe in the middle of the bay. He hauls her back to the shore where something more sinister than the shark that just bumped him awaits

Broken Hearts, Ohio (1st revision)

By: R.Moon
In: Short Story, Surprise Me 2 reviews
6 new
I never really give a synopsis. You'll just have to read. A little over 2500 words.

 

La Petite Mort

By: KateMac
In: Horror, Short Story 2 reviews
4 new
Amy Colletta is a meek, introverted, young woman who just happens to have a very dark occupation and a romance to match.

 

Imperium

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A Science Fiction story about colonialism. (looks like a good un) 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
1 new
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first. (FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE REVIEW THIS!) 

 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 18, 2012 - 1:34pm

I'm seriously considering boycotting the workshop if Nick doesn't get a goddamn third review.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life May 18, 2012 - 1:46pm

Despite Nick's utter contempt for my reviewing skills, I will review that one - the problem is, he says read part one, so assuming it's also 5k, that means 10k words. I need to set aside some serious drinking time to review that much work. I'm almost caught up with the newer, shorter stuff, so I will review Upright Citizens this weekend. Ohtankyougodfortheweekendhailymaryfullagrace

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life May 18, 2012 - 1:49pm

You know what would be awesome? If the forums would just auto-link workshop stuff, like the names of members are automagically linked to their profile. I am terrifically lazy.

 

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 18, 2012 - 2:14pm

Nick's Part 1 and Part 2

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin May 18, 2012 - 2:22pm

Uttter contempt is something of an overstatement, although I'm not going to deny that when I first saw the review that prompted me to send that PM my first thought involved violence.

I've read a few of your other reviews, and some of them are perfectly fine, but when I saw, for the first time on this site, a review that had no substance other than "I like it" I just about flipped. It's nothing personal, but I've been to enough workshops to know that those sort of reviews will snowball if not adressed and I refuse to let litreactor turn into writing.com if I can do something to avoid it.

I'd welcome your thoughts, though, like I said, I've looked at some of your other reviews and you would be wrong to think I was making a blanket statement about every review you ever put up, I was just talking about that specific instance.

If you go to the profile page it has all of that person's workshop submissions listed there.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 18, 2012 - 3:38pm

Nick, as promised, I will finish yours on Sunday. Jeff, I don't think Nick meant utter contempt, but reviews are a touchy subject. Courtney wrote a whole intro thread to them. I will say, I do like your LBL's. Good shit man. Keep it up! 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter May 18, 2012 - 6:34pm

I just submitted my first-round WAR! story, Quarter Tank of Gas.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 20, 2012 - 8:46am

Nick I haven't forgot about ya!~ In the zone, got 30 pages done in the last two days. I'm also proud to announce your previous entry has been retired. Four reviews good sir. 

 

Update! 

 

The Long Con

By: moleskine
In: Short Story, Surprise Me 1 reviews
1 new
Adultery and voodoo in less than 3,000 words.

 

Great White Bay

By: marv66
In: Adventure, Short Story 1 reviews
2 new
A tribal mans wife begins to go into labor in their canoe in the middle of the bay. He hauls her back to the shore where something more sinister than the shark that just bumped him awaits

 

Imperium

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A Science Fiction story about colonialism.

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
1 new
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

 

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- FINAL

By: Bill Tucker
In: Realism, Short Story 2 reviews
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,495 words.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).