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I was born and raised and still live in Alabama. I am an unemployed wanna be writer who makes pony plushies in my spare time. I also like to crochet.

Story: Surviving The Dead


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What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
I was recently told after I have finished a story I should put it away for a few days and reread it to catch mistakes. I think that was some very sound advice.
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
I usually just jump right in.


S.D Rasheed

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There's nothing like a good zombie story to start your day off. I think this would be excellent as a full fledged book. Good luck!

Lisa Rose

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This story is absolutely not finished! Although there are some grammar issues and words left out of sentences (A few minutes later, Dustin heard John's begin to purr.) it is still very good. After you finish a piece, you should put it away for a couple of days and then re-read it. It is easier to catch your mistakes then. Also you could get someone else to read it for you and check for missing words or things that are just spelled wrong. I've got my sister for that and believe me she has eyes like a hawk. If you have the time, please read my story, Drift Away and let me know what you think of it.

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