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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

BrendaUSA

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"A snarl rumbled somewhere near Singer's flank as she led her pack forward ..." I was engaged in the opening paragraph. This is a beautiful story, a metaphorical tale about sisters - in this case Alpha and Beta wolves! It's about the challenges of life, the love family, forgiveness .... The writer creates a beautiful fantasy world for this tale to unfold, vivid imagery (I could picture the wolves beating wings!) I loved it - enjoyed it - a winner for sure!

Emilia_Pomberry

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Love the style of writing - shows a real flair for the English language.

Arlene O'Neil

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Very good! Nice visuals!!!

Linda Bolton

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Great story!!!! :)

Zarra Terria

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Fantastic story Dom. You do wonderful work.

Kristina Howells

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A great story, keep up the good work Dom :)

Velvetdelenn

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Great story. It kept me engrossed all the way through.

Richard Thomas Banegas

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I thought the begining story line was brilliant opening a window to a unknown world of suffering and wisdom. Great Job Dom!

Wanda Hartzenberg

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An awesome taste of what I am sure is a gourmet meal. Well done.

Cameo

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I loved this story. It carried my interest from beginning to end. I would definitely love to read more of Dom's work!

Jacqueline Cross

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Loved the story. It is written from and filled with heart. Great job, Dom.

Alyce Wilson

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Clearly, the author has a lot of knowledge of and/or experience with wolves, and that shows. The characters of the two main characters are distinct and engaging, and the story is told with careful attention to detail. While this is clearly part of a larger piece, it stands on its own extremely well. I found myself wanting to read more about this pair and to learn more about the extraordinary winged wolf.

Koda

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Great work, Dom. I'm so proud of you.

Lauri Fern

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Wonderful story! I always enjoy Dom's work. She possesses the innate ability to weave words into stories that keep a reader wanting more, more, more.

MaryAnnI

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Loved it!

Sian Young

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Great story! Was very strong and powerful!

sam atkin

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I loved this story it left me wanting more.You can tell Dom put's everything into what she writes.I will look forward to reading more from this author.x

Nixs

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Diago and Jennifer sum it up quite nicely. Its nice to have something that reads well whilst being descriptive enough to build up the scene. Too many times I have read something lately which has me wondering where the event was taking place, or indeed what was actally taking place. Good on you Dom.

JE

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Loved it! You're awesome, Dom! :]

Book lover

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Good story! I wasn't as enthralled as other people but it was a good story and an easy read.

Tamy Burns

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Great story chickie!! It has all the makings of a masterpiece. Keep it up girl, your going to be one of the greats.

DeEtte Anderton

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Very good story! Well done, Dom. You write from your heart and it shows. Best of luck!

SR

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Fantastic work!

Diago

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A really great story, one which drew me in instantly, from the very first paragraph. Dom is a really great writer who has a fantastic skill in writing fantasy stories. I find this story to have a really smooth flow to it, with lots of detailed descriptions of the characters and scenes they are in. I think it is very amazing to get the chance to read such a fantastic piece from Dom, as its always a pleasure to read her latest works. She really deserves to win, as she puts so much effort, time and passion into her writing, which does stand out, in my opinion.

Ramsha Rehan

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Woww!! it was just amazing!! Good job as always Dom!
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