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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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What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
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.
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
I jump right in! It's more fun and...letting characters run wild is kinda my preferred way to write.
How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
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.


Joann H Buchanan

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That was an amazing read!

Faellin Angel

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I found this story interesting, inspiring in an odd way for me, and enthralling!

Lorraine Nelson

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Excellent read! Best of luck, Wendy! :)

Madison Johns

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Great story! It grabbed me from the first line and held my attention to the last! It reminded me of those wolf stories my daughter loves so much.

Jennifer Don

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Every word written draws you in deeper. I've yet to see another Author pull you in to the world of wolves as I have with Dominique's story here. You couldn't make up the things Dominique writes about. I'd go as far as to say that She, in herself longs to the wolves of her stories. This story says it all for me - you would be a fool to pass this author by!

Wendy Siefken

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Dom has done another very good entry with a heart and soul that you can feel in her words. Very well done!


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Love, Hate, Family, Fighting and Peace. All of these and more lie within this story, each paragraph more enthralling than the last, more captivating. I very much enjoy fantasy novels, and this story leaves me pining for more to come. Dom Goodall is a very inspired writer, intriguing, and she infuses each of her novels and stories with so much meaning and emotion that they seem to ooze the stuff. The series or Echoes of Winter is a impatiently awaited one for me, and I think that Dom Goodall deserves to win this contest. Thank you Dom, for allowing the world to read and feel your stories that are so filled with emotion.
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December 18th, 2012
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