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I am considering going into Hospitality/Food Service Management or Event Planning! Currently, I am a graduate of Augustana College with a Bachelors Degree in English Literature with a Creative Writing minor. I want to get a job in publishing

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End of the Month Feature (Janauray 2014)

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 9, 2014, 2:18 PM
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Listening to: Cicadas
  • Reading: Time Magazine
  • Watching: Once Upon a Time
  • Playing: Dragon Age Origins
  • Eating: - - - -
  • Drinking: - - - -
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Aloha Dearest Friends, and Welcome to the End of the Month Feature!

I've fallen quite behind this year! Despite my best efforts! To review the previous year's Features please visit the
End of the Month Feature - Look Back 2013:

End of the Month Feature - Look Back 2013Hello Friends!
To see December's End of the Month Feature please check out the thumbnail below!
I am tragically late posting this Look Back (as I attempt to post them in January, after New Years, for a review of the previous year!  So, without further ado, let us look back at the End of the Month Features from 2013!

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1. January: 
Spirit Lost by CaptainFeatherhead
Busy

2.  February:  Conflict Part 1 - Beginning (Fight/Aftermath)  by  the-mind-of-kleinnak 


3. March: 
Yule Ball by  HarmoniousSilence 

4.  April:  River at Sunset by AshHughes 

 
5.   May: 
Busy Bee by HarshiNagial

6.   June: Why Not to Falsify Sunsets by adieuwinter




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1.  Highlight Literature, Art,  Photography and other artistic Talents on DeviantArt.

2. Help the Creator gain more Views on their Profile.

3.  Provide Detailed Feedback to the Creator.


To catch up on my backlog I'll be posting four  End of the Month Features a Month! I hope yo enjoy the fruits of 2014's labors!



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The first feature celebrates the participation of  MarcoEmma  in  :devInspiretheUninpired:'s  Fortnightly Prompt Contest.  The following deviation was the Runner Up to the winning piece!  Please do MarcoEmma the courtesy of visiting the deviation and the deviant's Profile!


Building a Human - Chapter One


Building a Human - Chapter OneBuilding a Human


A Guide to Vinter: The Currency of Space Port and Ferum
One Hundred Vinter = 10,000 USD
Ten Vinter = 1,000 USD
One Vinter = 100 USD
Tenth Vinter = 10 USD
Hundredth Vinter = 1 USD
For values under 1 USD they use the US coins: Pennies, Nickles, Dimes and Quarters.
Chapter One: The Prophecy of a Man
The smell of alcohol and sweat barraged Andrew's nose. Andrew, however, was used to it and even grinned at the scent. Andrew took his favorite barstool in the smelly bar and waited as the waitress got him a beer. As the waitress gave him his drink, the man and woman beside Andrew looked at him and smiled. The man spoke to Andrew, "Well, well, Captain Andrew has returned with his ship the Nautilus from another successful slave trade trip 'ey?"
Andrew grinned at his friend, Hamadad, and replied, "Aye. And guess what?"
"What?" Rosalinde asked.
"I have now made ten thousand Vinter from the slave trade."
Hamadad clapped Andrew o




VISION: 3/5

Although there is strong world building, the fact the story has a working currency, the layout of the chapter is confusing.
Despite this, Andrew, Rosalinde and
Hamadad's personalities shine through. 
However, it's confusing what specie the main characters are. Are they human? Or are they Schatten? Or is Schatten a racial slur for infected humans?


ORIGINALITY:  4/5

The science-fiction trope: Earth is Compromised by Disease, so humans move to outer planets, works well for your world. Setting up the presence
of an unknown disease, with a prophecy of a cure, keeps the reader's interest because it sets up a mystery.

The fact you've also created a world, a futuristic one where slave trade is a center point brings up fascinating questions about the sociology of the world.
Especially since, as Rosalinde's viewpoint suggests, no everybody agrees with the slave trade or the oppression of the Scahtten.


TECHNIQUE:  3/5

Despite all the interesting back story, there a few technical set ups that make the story hard to read. 
Aside from that, though, the craftsmanship is mostly well done.  The characters are separate people whose motives create enough interest to entice the reader into their universe.


IMPACT: 4/5

The first chapter indeed draws the reader in. A brief glimpse into the minds of the 'Main Players" seems to
create relationships and motives worth reading.  The mos intriguing of which is Rosalinde.  Hopefully she gets more development
as the story progresses and becomes a main character.


~ H-A-Cooke
























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thank you so much for the fav on my piece 'I won't miss you' :)
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Did I miss your birthday!? :noes:

My apologies, Haley! :glomp: I was a tad bit distracted.

Happy (belated) Birthday! :party: Hope you [had] a great one! :tighthug:
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WISH YOU A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.... :iconrubcheeksplz: :iconyuiglompplz: :iconyuihugplz:

MAY GOD ALWAYS AND FOREVER SHOWER HIS BLESSINGS ON YOU... :iconmoesmileplz:

MAY YOU HAVE A BLAST [NOT LITERALLY :iconlaughingplz: ]

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Thank you so much for reading and favouriting How to get more views on your literature. I hope it helps you and that it gets shared around :D Thank you!

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