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Julie Bradley has always wanted to make a difference. As a Manager for 20 years she has met a wide range of people. Being involved with a horse recue and always taking in an animal in need, she believes in giving animals a loving environment. She started writing several years ago just to clear her mind before sleeping. Now she enjoys creating a story and seeing how it works out. Her Dream is to tell stories and earn enough for the Dream Ranch. The Dream Ranch will put animals and people together that need each other. Being stubborn as a mule as people have said, she will make this happen with others help.

Story: Choice

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What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
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When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
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I think of a situation I can put myself in and explore. I just write and enjoy where my characters go.
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How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
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So far well. I think I am pretty hard on myself anyways. I really like to hear opinions so I can learn. People pointing out how they feel gives me another perspective and who knows another character in a story.

Reviews

M.J. Milner

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As a stranger I thought I would let you know you write really well and have a fine sense of dialog and character arc. The narative of the ordinary is a key to good fiction and you have grasped this secret in your hand. I enjoyed your story and wanted to say thanks.

baggyk

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A very sweet romance. It reads like a biography and that makes it all the more believable. Best of luck with the contest, Kate

honeybee

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Life "lived" begets fiction, a stage for our minds.

Freckle

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What a wonderful little story! This reminded me of so many of the emotions I used to feel when meeting a someone special. I can easily relate to Jewel as a person; in fact, I think we all can. Great Read! Freckle

moose dad

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Wonderful and meaningful!

sheila f.

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great story... love your writing

Book lover

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Something about the ending was too abrupt...like there was a story in there that got lost...Literally, I think the book was a scene or two too short. Sigh, even with that, it was a good book. It wasn't great but it was worth the four star review.

steffey

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fabulous writing ,very close to the cuff, alot of feeling without alot of words. We all wish for this to happen!!!!

MT

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Loved the intro, loved the attention to detail, I think it would be a great novel!

shea

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Two thumbs up!

Judy

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Great story!

Ric

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It is nice to read a story with a lesson. I am impressed.

BuckskinRider

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Awesome !

Bean

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So there!

Lizzy

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Awesome! Love it!

pippa

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Very enjoyable read !!

CI

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Another great story!!

RP

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OK another thing you are good at - Writing - excellent content with a " gotta keep reading " effect from the first sentence. Excellent !!!

LP

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I accepted nothing less from you. You are very remarkable and a great friend.

LT

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Great story, I enjoyed it.

td

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readf

Liz

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Wow, great story!

tr??

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loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

NT

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Great Story !!!!!

Penny

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I really enjoyed the story.

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