Reviews for Paranormal Investigations
Anon chapter 1 . 5/1/2008
You took a very unique and enjoyable approach to your storyline with the whole case-study approach. I also enjoyed the development of your characters. As for giving all your character “equal screen time,” I don’t believe that’s necessary. After all, you can’t have seven leading ladies or leading men in a film. Right now it seems that Craig and Kate are the two characters that you are most comfortable and, not-coincidently, they are also your main characters. I would consider that all of the other characters are your supporting characters. In my opinion, it’s not necessary for all your characters to have the same amount of screen time. In any sense, don’t force it.

And on a different note, some of your chapters seem to be more filled with dialogue than others. Personally, I prefer a more narrative third-person feel with occasional first-person thoughts from the characters. This style is known as the third-person omniscient (or All-Seeing). I have a feeling (though I might be entirely wrong), that this is what you’re going for.

Also, if you are entirely serious about publishing I suggest you review this site. / It provided (what I believed to be) essential links for future and current writers in regards to publishing agents and manuscript submittal procedures. I would also suggest that you continue to revise and proofread with a critical eye for simple grammatical rules.

Keep writing and good luck!
cooro crow chapter 16 . 11/24/2007
your chaps get better each time. so i cant wait for you to update. also after this case will you do some more. and another thing; you have a wereperson, a psychic, 2 elementals, 1 pupateer, a human hacker, and a vampire; could you add a shapeshifter or a summoner. and how old are the twins.

see ya
Alex Grade chapter 16 . 11/29/2006
Sorry its not signed, but the system wont allow repeat reveiws, despite the fact that the chapters were shufled.

Anyways, this is getting really good. I really want to find out what Kates angry outfit is, and just what sort of interesting death she has in mind for Isis.

P.S. Really good moment with the "She will fear me before she dies". Shivers.

Keep up the good work!

And the overly narrative bit wasn't ch 11, it was the one labeled ch 11 before you shuffled things around. the reveiw is now attached to a different chapter than before(and I cant figure out which one it was, so you probably fixed it) ;-)
grade64 chapter 7 . 3/11/2006
The deeper connection is pretty good. The side stories sort of establish the relationship, but this is elaborating much more. Bravo.
Ashe Valentine chapter 22 . 6/16/2005
Woo! Awesome! Loved it, loved it! I just have a few suggestions. I believe you should add the side stories of the other's lives. I mean, the story mainly focused around Kate and Craig (at least, that's how I felt), but the other characters were crucial to this story too, and I believe readers should know their background stories as well. A little more tweaking, and I really believe that this story could be published! Good job. .
Ashe Valentine chapter 18 . 5/30/2005
Okay, good chapter. I liked how Mark and Sara came in all professional like, getting what they wanted. That is kick ass, girl. I don't quite understand the bond thing, but sometimes I don't understand what I write myself and others do, so maybe someone else will. Bt ow I'm ranting, and I really love your story, and I will be stopping now so that I don't annoy you any further. Update soon!
Ashe Valentine chapter 17 . 5/24/2005
Wow, chapter was entirely too short. I was so absorbed in reading and then all of a sudden, there was a TBC. That was terrible. I need to know. I'm addicted to this story.
grade64 chapter 16 . 5/20/2005
Keep going on this please!This is really starting to get good, but Draig did get caught just a little to easily)-:
grade64 chapter 11 . 5/20/2005
I don't know if it was your intention, but this bit has more of a narrative flavor. You were telling a story as a thirdperson, past type of thing, instead of as a first person (as it happens) thing. Work more, it's starting to get really exciting!
grade64 chapter 8 . 5/20/2005
I like the way that you did the timeshift. The fact that the characters weren't as experienced made the whole thing a lot more believable. Is Sarah immortal?
Ashe Valentine chapter 16 . 5/18/2005
Oh, yay. You used my question in your story. I feel...almost as proud as when someone tells me how wonderful my stories are. . I'm glad to know why Craig went out. Update, update!
Ashe Valentine chapter 15 . 5/14/2005
Good chapter. Although, I can't help but notice the stupidity of Craig. Why, Craig, why? Why are you so dumb? What point were you trying to prove by helping Isis out? Anyhoo, the changes were nice. Except for Isis' house. Why change that? .; Why actually put her into the persona of a real mad scientist? I mean, mad scientists can have nice lawns, too, can't they? (Oh, I'm not an advocate for any nice lawn agencies, just a curious reader) Update soon!
Chevy chapter 15 . 5/13/2005
i absolutely love your story so far. i think every thing you've written so far is great! i like how you portray each character getting along with each other.i especially like how mark and craig get along with each other. the're so i didn't like how craig was caught so easily in this chapter.i mean if he's an elder vampire then should'nt he put up more of a he knew it might have been a trap then he should have been a little more prepared. after all the supernatural beings she caught he should have been a bit more cautious because she did need only him tocomplete her all he knew about her he should know she would be experienced in capturing and hiding her just seems that he got caught so easily since he's supposed to be so powerful. another thing, if sarah's a psychic then wouldn't she be able to read isis' mind. she could tell that it was isis so why not know her plan to capture craig? anyway i do love what you have written so far so keep up the good work. i can't wait on reading your next chapter. good luck on your chapters hope it will be up soon!
Ashe Valentine chapter 14 . 5/12/2005
Wow, fast update. Man, Craig...Why did you have to go out? Isis is kinda creepy, automatically knowing where they were and all...Anyhoo, update soon.
mystic-georgia chapter 13 . 5/9/2005
Is it me or does everything and everybody have to play "nice" to each other. It seems like you're trying to make a 'Happy Family' with your characters. If you're going to do that, stay away from the stero-types. Especially with the scientist.

This person could've lived in a basement flat,. Where the weeds were yellow, dying from too many acids that were chucked out of the window. Windows smashed etc. Look at other people's work but try not to crib their ideas, but take the basis and develop your own instead.

Good luck with the next chapter.

[ Footnote: Don't try to bite me. I'm just giving some advice]
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