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      1. Hi Jerrod, thank you very much indeed for the feedback. I have been thinking of a revamp so I totally agree! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂


    1. You have interesting posts that are a nice length and I learned a new term (bog standard thriller), so thank you for that!

      Good luck with the book!

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    2. I love the layout of your blog. Very clean and easy to read. Reminds me of the Apple branding and layout.
      Also I like how you write about your process. I’d say I’m a panster too, but I never knew that that’s what my styleof writing was called .

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      1. In regards to your blog, April, I like the combination of both serious and humorous posts. When championing bio-ethical behavior, it is tempting to become strident. This is hardly an effective way to help your cause. So nice job offering a cool and non-judgmental approach. 🙂

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    3. I liked your way to separate thrillers from psychological thrillers, I hadn’t thought of that before I read it and it was interesting. I like your style of writing, too. If your book is written in a similar way I think I might enjoy it (and I usually don’t enjoy horror/thriller that much). Great job, overall!

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    4. Hey Mark,

      I’m a published author, so it always makes me happy to hear about others who are writing novels. I haven’t been on WordPress in a very long time (as evidenced by my lack of posts on my blog), due to some pretty nasty events in my personal life, but I plan on writing articles again very soon.

      Keep charging forward with unwavering determination, and you will feel rewarded. The industry is incredibly tough, and it is very easy to get discouraged, but just keep on keepin’ on. If you need any help (whether it be ideas for content, editing, or writing style) don’t hesitate to ask. I am always ready to assist those who wish to express themselves. Inspiration is key! Not just for yourself, but it should also be your motivation to inspire others! That will be reflected in your work, and readers will become more involved. Have a good day, and I wish you luck in your endeavor!

      –D.K. Neville

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      1. Thank you for your inspiring words. It is great to hear from someone who has already had their work published. I am sure to have plenty of questions for you at some stage! Thanks again. Mark

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    1. Though I’m not usually a fan of static front pages, those category icons on your blog makes it really nice. I visited a few of the food posts and news posts, and really enjoyed the prom story.

      I don’t really have any suggestions. Your site is very well put together.

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    2. Hey jerrod !! I think its awesome that ur blog is all about fun and making someone smile.. wrt to the layout i think that there are two many empty spaces on your homepage.. mayb u can add more widgets on either side or mayb consider a change of theme.. Happy blogging !!!

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      1. Actually, I used the no sidebar template for the page but in the archives page where there are my post, there are a sidebar… but I will address the spaces…

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    3. Let me start off by saying I’m a trained English teacher, so when I’m asked for help, my inner editor goes to work. I saw on your blog you are a proud Filipino and I’m guessing Filipino is your first language and not English. I noticed some spelling and grammar errors in your blog that are common for people who learned English as a second language. You might ask someone to help you catch these errors. English is a HARD language, even for those who learned it from birth. I hope this helps you. 🙂

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  1. Hello! I’m blogging my 90s teenage diaries and I’m considering adding a bit more diary variety.

    If someone asked you to share extracts of your own teenage ramblings, might you do it or does the thought fill you with ABSOLUTE HORROR?!

    It could be completely anonymous or linked back to a blog depending on individual preference. I’ve had a little bit of interest already from ex teen diarists but I’m not sure if they’d do it in reality!

    Also, I’ve recently added a ‘who’s who’ page following a suggestion on here a few weeks ago. If you find yourself popping over to IDST from here, do you think it needs more info or does it do the trick?

    Tess x