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Rubie Mainprize

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About Me: *deleted all the personal crap I put on here when I was 16* ___________________________________________________________ I'm 19, a lit and creative writing student, an avid reader, devoted writer, over-protective pet owner, literal OCD-ist, and occasional human being. _______________________________________________________________ I only post small pieces of work on here, so check out my novella "Tallulah" in the link below. I'll do swaps when I have time, and free reads on occasion (if I have the time and your work interests me), but I don't do heart swaps. I read and offer honest feedback just as I'd like my readers to do for me. ______________________________________________________________ Check out my novella on Amazon: Four-year-old Tallulah's life revolves around playschool, cBeebies, and her stuffed teddy, Baby-Bear. It also revolves around Mummy's Bad Days, the men that come to the house, and most of all, the mysterious "Papa". She doesn't know that other four-year-olds don't make their own meals, or hide from strange men in the middle of the night. She doesn't know that everything in her life is balanced on somebody else's decision: the right to keep her mother in her life, to leave her in her home. Nor does she know of the biggest decision of them all: the decision to bring her into this dangerous world, or to stop her before she can even begin. A decision that's still going on, every day of her life, in one moment of her mother's. __________________________________________________________ Tallulah by Rubie Mainprize http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N5917AA/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_9X.nub013Y0S4

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    Tallulah

    Four-year-old Tallulah's life revolves around playschool, cBeebies, and her stuffed teddy, Baby-Bear. It also revolves around Mummy's Bad Days, the men that come to the house, and most of all, the mysterious "Papa". She doesn't know that other four-year-olds don't make their own meals, or hide from strange men in the middle of the night. She doesn't know that everything in her life is balanced on somebody else's decision: the right to keep her mother in her life, to leave her in her home.

    Nor does she know of the biggest decision of them all: the decision to bring her into this dangerous world, or to stop her before she can even begin. A decision that's still going on, every day of her life, in one moment of her mother's.

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3 days ago James Mayfield said:

I have given you a very long review on the swap that you have asked me to do and I hope that you found my review constructive, instead of being too harsh. Also, if I was too harsh on my review, I sincerely give you my apology in advance if I had made you upset in any way.

Hippogriffs

4 days ago James Mayfield said:

Thank you for reminding me of the swap and I will do it on Wednesday since I have a lot of free time in hands on those days and thank you for your critiques on the short story.

Selfie

7 days ago phillip said:

Okay so if I read "RE1103" and "Your legacy", then can you read "Ultimate Control" and "Be Brave"

Is that what you mean?

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12 days ago Little Red said:

Sure.Figment is a good place to advertise but try making a page on facebook and join the fb writer's groups (they are very helpful.) Check out other websites, create your own website. I also suggest holding book signings at local bookstores. If you are just self published you can still do that if you order your own books. Set up any kind of event you can. Also try contacting newspapers and radio shows for interviews. I have done a few and they were a lot of fun. By putting myself out there like that, my debut novel actually got picked up by a small, local production company and they are now making a movie. Make all the connections you can. Really put yourself out there, don't be timid or feel that anything is out of reach.

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21 days ago Selena Brooks said:

Sure! So your novel (or what I read of it) was amazing. You have a great, clear voice that actually sounds like Tallulah and is realistic for her age. I really like that the voice isn't forced, either. Only one part where I noticed it was a little strained (and this could just be me) is in chapter 1 when Tallulah is playing with her toys and you say "Toys have that kind of magic, but growed-ups can't know or they want magic for self." I know you can't and probably don't want to change it because it likely sounds fine to you and I'm just being picky, but I just wanted to point that out.

Your plot is great so far. I love the mystery with the strange men and Tallulah's "Papa". I feel like he's bad news but I'm really intrigued to know why.

I'm curious--is Tallulah four years old the entire story or does she grow up? I'm also curious to know her nationality; her name is very beautiful.

Anyway, amazing work with this! I am hooked. Hopefully this review is sufficient--if not, let me know. :)

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