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Very Nearly The Beginning...  by Grey Wonderer 8 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/30/2008
So sorry to hear about the writers block. Know how that goes.

Am very busy at the moment and don't even have time, really, to read the story proper but when I saw the word Prologue in the chapter alert I found I absolutely had to stop in and leave a note.

Have put the story on my "want to read" list for later. (Will this durn schedule puh-lease slow down????)

Off again at a run,

Author Reply: Hello there! Glad you could stop in for a sec. Good to hear from you and I do know how busy you are. Fortunately the writer's block seems only to apply to the prologues so at least there is hope for the rest of my writing *IF* I find time to do any writing. Like you, I seem to be going in all directions at once. Thanks for the prologue review!

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/30/2008
Actually, it's nice, creative prologue :-)

Author Reply: Thank you. For some reason it seemed rather off to me. Who knows?

NeiliaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/28/2008
Not entertaining? Give me a break! You always write a great prologue...most anxious to see how elements from The Velveteen Rabbit (one of my faves) fit in. Hugs to you, Neilia

Author Reply: Why thank you. And another Velveteen Rabbit fan! I just love that book. The bit from the book just worked its way in so easily because that book is part of my own childhood. Hope you like it.

LlinosReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/27/2008
Well you know I never even ask for directions, let alone follow them. It's why I get lost a lot. Also, I've never met or been introduced to the Velveteen rabbit so, if he's not already, he can get stuffed.

The prologue overall was amusing in its impertinence and for that reason warrented a second read, together with a prolonged chuckle. I dread to think what might happen if you reignite your creativity - a very nasty conflagration I should think. I'm standing well back.

Author Reply: The title of this prologue would have only served to make me read it just to see why I wasn't supposed to do so. (Clever of the writer, wasn't it?) I'm thinking of calling my next fiction: "Don't Read This No Matter What!" You can do the beta because I know now that you'll just go ahead and read it anyway.

If I recover I promise to warn you so that you have time to get as far away as possible. I am glad you enjoyed the prologue and I do thank you all of your help with this.

Your encouragement went a loooong way toward getting this written.

Oh, and the Velveteen Rabbit was a bit stuffy.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/27/2008
Well, of course I didn't follow the directions ;-)

And I found this disclaimer and prologue very creative, so no need of strong medications!

Now on to the story :)

Author Reply: Somehow I didn't think you'd follow the directions. You read no matter what and I am very pleased about that. Hope you enjoy the story!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/27/2008
Oh, I'm so glad to get more information on our beloved Errol! Love the non-creative creativity of the prologue! And I don't listen either, do I? Heh!

Author Reply: Personally, I only hear the voices inside of my head. Listening can be over-rated. Hope you enjoy the story.

Mum's the WordReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/27/2008
Get well soon, dear GW! I understand that large quantities of poached fish will help stimulate creativity. That's what I've heard, though I haven't actually tried it myself. But it might help.

Oh, but I have baked fresh, fudgy brownies. That should help, shouldn't it?

Hugs and brownies,

Author Reply: I want the brownies. I think I can be well again if I have lots and lots of brownies. As to the poached fish, well...pass the brownies will you, Mum?

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: Prologue on 6/27/2008
I thought it was as entertaining as ever! And very clever, too! But, yeah, wicked taskmasters and OT have a way of wreaking havoc on my Muse, too. Btw...with the exception of one instance, Elves are not found in any of my stories, either. :-P On to the story! :-)

Author Reply: So glad you enjoyed my prologue. I am certain that Elf people everywhere are tearing out their hair and wailing just at the thought of this but I had to do it. Errol insisted and someone we know mentioned stickses!
Thank goodness Llinos knew a thing or two about what elves might say or I'd have been in very big trouble! Until now the only Elf I've written seriously was Legolas. You and I have to get out more.

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