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Dom Goodall

When the wolves are calling, who could answer but one person? Besieged not by doubt but instead by enthusiasm and the songs of those lupines who exist only in the murkiest part of her mind (and dreams). Dominique Goodall will always answer the call of the wolves - they are the ones who lend her words form and shape her words into coherent pictures and settings. She loves to write about wolves - and likely always will include them somewhere in her tales.

Story: Dark Moon Rising - The Break

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Q:
What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
A:
With the dreaded 'writer's block' try writing something on another project then returning to your first one. It helps you get over that stumbling block.
Q:
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
A:
I jump right in! It's more fun and...letting characters run wild is kinda my preferred way to write.
Q:
How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
A:
I try and learn from it. If I believe the criticism has any basis on my story, then I appraise my story, see if the edits made can be applied/if they fit in well and apply them.

Reviews

ae

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parts of the story were very unique and original. i enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing with me.

Castiel

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i loved it. winged wolves not something i have ever imagined but it worked really well. shame it was so short.

Fahrenheit

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Absolutely outstanding.

Kammeh-Fluff

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Wonderful as always sis, you continue not to inspire me to write but many others also <3

N. York

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Although the whole of it feels unfinished, like part of a greater whole, the story, the characterization, and the methodology is amazing and magic. Well worth the read.

Seth Frozt

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Excellent. The way you pull the reader into a wolves perspective made the story flow through my mind and before I knew it, that was all. I love animals, and you portray them in a very... Respectful manner, I suppose you could say. Great work. I'd love to see more of these sisters~

Ella Poole

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Very well written though I can tell the author has struggled to keep this as a short story. However, I think this has effectively worked in her favour, by building my curiousity to find out much more about the stories behind the main characters. I would have liked to read more about the rest of the pack but as far as short stories go I have high praise.

read 4 fun

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I found this story to be lacking in excitement. It seemded a bit dull to me. Your writing was good, it just didn't seem interesting to me. This may be just because I do not have the same interest in wolves as you do.

Sungod

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I rather enjoyed reading this story, and I find myself interested in "what happens next". Which is always a good quality for writing to have, the ability to capture attention. I don't have any complaints about a wolf having wings, but the thought enters my mind that as a predator, a winged wolf just isn't fair to the rest of the forest, though I suppose Kamduis is responsible with her gift. I'm rather fond of animals, and any story that gives them a voice and does it without seeming kitschy is something I appreciate, which I believe is the case here, it's been done well. I'd like to see more, I'd even like to see it win!

llheck1

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This was a really fun read. I love animal stories and was so glad to see a happy ending. It was a predictable ending but I can see a novel with a whole new twist to the sister thing with the beginning of the novel with this short piece. But it was great and fun read for a limited amount of words and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read it.

AdzyT

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Good peice of work. Knowing the author personally, I wouldn't say it was one of her best peices, but it is definitely an amusing read and a definite hooker of a story for the particular neiche that she writes for.

Felan

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Wow! This was an amazing story where the characters come to life. I can only imagine that the author has extensive experience with wolves. I look forward to reading more from this author. Well done and good luck!

anonymous

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I was really looking forward to reading this story, but I was disappointed. I found it very hard to read all the way through, and I didn't understand everything that was going on. I could tell that you were passionate though, and that is the most important thing. If an author isn't passionate about what they are writing then they might as well not write it. There were parts of this story that really engulfed me and I loved those parts and found them easy to read. Unfortunately, there were not enough of them to keep me interested in the story 100%.

Reader Cameron

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This author has two things. An imagination and a knowlege of pack mentality. Obviously passionate about wovles and I can see that reverance in her words. I agree that there wasn't much motive in the characters other than what one would expect of anthropormorphic wolves. But that aside, there is a large fantasy element to keep fans of that genre interested.

Brick

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Good premise but the author tries to cover too much ground in such a short story and becomes confusing. Two wolf sisters, one flies (?) and the other doesn't, one sacrfices their sisterhood/friendship to take over the pack so the other can heal from something. The characters aren't well-defined, nor are their motivations developed enough to follow the story. The ending comes too soon for the layout the author set forth and feels like the story is cheated of something. The story could benefit from a scaled down version, concentrate on one point for a short story or flesh out the three scenes to make a longer version.

Lady Lavender

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I completely forgot to leave a review, and I'm Dom's editor! Speaking as her editor, I enjoyed Dark Moon Rising as much as I enjoyed Echoes of Winter. She's got lots of writing talent and I'm looking forward to seeing more in the EoW universe! A series of short stories is an excellent idea because it will let her explore other aspects of her writing.

Jo

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Great story. Descriptive. Can't wait to read more.

linda j

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Good story, really liked the winged wolf it left me wanting to read more! Really enjoyed reading it.

Lynn S

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Excellent story line. I would love to see this one fleshed out as a novella or full-length novel. The winged wolf is intriguing. More, please!

Robert J. Krog

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This is a morally redeeming story of loyalty, sacrifice, and sisterly ties. The plot is not complicated, but there is plenty of tension. There are some clumsy points of style, here and there, but the story seems to come from the heart which makes up for it. I'd certainly give other stories by Dom Goodall a chance, based on this one. Lots of potential.

B_Cross

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Excellent story, Dom. Very engaging, good character development...keep writing sweetie. Can't wait to see what's next:)

Joyce Rosenfield

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Well done and picturesque! This writer is definitely going places!

HellBabe

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I love it. Perfect in every aspect. This is something I would enjoy reading more off. Good job!

SnowFox

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I really, really enjoyed the work. Having seen it in various rough drafts as she wrote and asked for proof reads and opinions and as it evolved was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent upon this and I'm hoping to get a chance to see more from her.

R Madillo

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It's great! Quite dark, but surprisingly easy to get emotionally invested in the characters. Well done.
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