A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother set off to find the gold at the end of the rainbow.
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As MSPIRA, I was the Reviewer of the Month for January '06, and I had an SOM nominated script in April '06....
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As MSPIRA, I was the Reviewer of the Month for January '06, and I had an SOM nominated script in April '06.
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Reviews by Matthew Spira 154
A review of HERO WITHINby Matthew Spira on 06/23/2013Hi Zachary, Before I get into my comments about the concept, story, character and dialogue, I do have to say something about use of language. Let me preface this comment by saying that overall your mechanics are clean. You use the active tense, and the writing is tight. The problem is word usage: there are numerous example of words, particularly adjectives and verbs, that... read
A review of The Endby Matthew Spira on 11/21/2010Hi, You are certainly prolific. All three of my current short story assignments are your stories. I'm going to work through them in the order assigned, starting with "The End." If I'm understanding the ending of "The End" correctly, Dergin is stuck in an intertemporal, interspatial loop of the same desperate fight for survival over and over again, but in different settings... read
A review of The Ghostby Matthew Spira on 11/21/2010Hi, I think you displayed a good writing style in terms of setting an easily visualized scene and populating it with vivid characters. And the pacing was nice. You mentioned it was originally a screenplay, and I can see that in the construction of the story. In terms of the meat of the action, the Ghost comes to rescue Cassie (a Hispanic-American young woman) from a group... read