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"Genius is one 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration" - Thomas Edison.
Although I like to count myself in the league of procrastinators, I could not agree more with this quote when it comes to writing; a true passion of mine.

R. A. Steel is not my real name; merely a pen name as I had no doubt that most people would have trouble both spelling and pronouncing my name. *insert round of applause for the parents*

I want nothing more than to write and for people to enjoy my writing. Any constructive criticism is welcomed.

My motto (I don't claim any credit for creating it): Come to the dark side; we have cookies. \(^o^)/

  • R. A. Steel
    3 years agoReply
    This is an incredible opening to your novel. I love all the vivid detail you've put in to the setting - I can imagine it call really clearly, which I always find incredibly important in a book.

    The only criticism I can think of (and it's only nit-picking), is that it reminded me of a quote from Oscar Wilde (maybe, I could be entirely wrong) which was; "If you see an adjective, kill it." All I mean is, sometimes there is so much description that you lose a little of the story. But, really, it is beautiful writing and I'm looking forward to reading the next few chapters!
    The Butterfly Catchers
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    The Butterfly Catchers is inspired by three brutal murders which took place in the Old Farmhouse on my street, in 1932. Those murders weren't solved - but in my story, they are... Joel Tremethick is...
  • R. A. Steel
    4 years agoReply
    The start is great so far. Would love to read more! (hint, hint)
    Conquer
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    The war of the century has just broke out. Shade is a ordinary 16 year old, who has to take a stand and show people to stand up for themselves and not let the government rule them. Will people listen to...
  • R. A. Steel
    4 years agoReply
    Wonderful take on a crime story, intrigued me a lot!
    Forgotten
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    On a hot summer day, young police Officer Shamus Reynolds finds a letter on his desk. He takes no notice of this innocent piece of paper until he reads it. Somehow, someone has written things about him,...
  • R. A. Steel
    4 years agoReply
    I love the structure of the poem, truly original. This might be looking too far in to it, but it really feels like the structure breaks down as the narrator finds their friend dead, reflecting it in some way? I love it!
    Suicide
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    This is my entry for the 'Crime' competition- because I think of suicide as a crime to yourself. I would have done it longer, and more like a story- but I am kinda busy with school and homework and everything....
    ECSB
    4 years ago
    Thank you very much! x
  • R. A. Steel
    4 years agoReply
    A wonderful start; you intrigued me from the first few sentences! You've opened up some interesting questions, but not so many that you become confused. Very good, I like it. :)
    Cries Of The Unfaithful (2012 Best Cover Nomination)
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    I will not attempt to hide in the depths of my insanity. Nor will I deny them. Who are they to say that time will heal all wounds . . . without a price in return? CAUTION: SOME CHAPTERS(11,17) MAY...
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