|17 Feb 2012|| Anon.|
"Lynn thinks removing a review that points out your errors is intellectually dishonest. Not everyone can ignore the flaws in your work. Get over it."
I noticed this on the top of your page and it I decided to read your work because I figured if you’re putting something like this up you must have some great stuff.
After reading your story, all of it, and I have to say I painfully stomached my way through it, I have decided you lack imagination and originality. You have many flaws yourself. Strange, considering all the literary info you barfed up on your page here I figured something magnificent would be found in your works. You have some minimal talent, but if you keep at it you should be able to practice as you preach. Lynn K Hollander
replies: "I would appreciate some concrete examples of errors. Otherwise this is just an example of a review to ignore, since it is an argumentum ad hominem and not literary criticism. "
|19 Feb 2012|| Anon.|
argumentum ad hominem? lol! You couldn’t have just said they were making a personal attack on you? I think this particular person’s "literary criticism" is that you have no imagination or originality. I read some of your stuff here and it wasn’t that bad. I did feel like I was kind of teetering on a Twilight, Harry Potter ensemble, but then again this isn’t really "my" thing. With all the literary information you do have on your page maybe they felt you should know where your own mistakes are. I have just stumbled across Elfwood about a week ago and I see there is some amazing art and some fantastic stories. Maybe I’ll make a profile for myself soon. Lynn K Hollander
replies: "No, I don’t think I could have said that. The temper tantrum above seems to have its origin in an author taking some GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling)comments _personally_. Pointing out the shoddy debating technique is fair, but sinking to she said/she said exchanges doesn’t really answer the situation.
I have not been consciously influenced by either Harry Potter or Twilight. (Yes, I read Rowling’s series and one of my alpha readers and I laughed ourselves silly over the first volume of Twilight. ~~I never looked at another) Randall Garrett’s Lord Darcy series, John le Carre’s Smiley and Pym volumes (especially for vocabulary) and Thorne Smith are deeper and more serious influences.
In any case, your comment: ’It’s not "my" thing(sic)’ is an adequate rebuttal of your own opinion. If you want your comments taken seriously, read more deeply in a subject before you take keyboard in hand. "
|19 Feb 2012|| Serra N.|
Interesting work. Are you published at all? Just curious if I would be able to find anything of yours elswhere? Lynn K Hollander
replies: "What’s here is what I have out at the moment. "
|15 Mar 2012|| Minghui Kuok|
Okay, I believe in returning favors here. Sadly I need to redo my motherboard. i.e. That stupid battery. Hopefully I can shoot back a review come this weekend because my workplace is swamped with insanity so as to speak. Read: Workload and a six day full work week.
P.S: I’m not too sure on my communication skills. It’s like I can take critique, but I can be unwittingly harsh in dishing it out as well. Especially with my own insane standards on characterizing since that’s my only best bet in reviewing.
|26 Mar 2012|| Jim Hendle|
Ahh, I see. So Do you intend on putting your name up amongst the greats? Lynn K Hollander
|26 Mar 2012|| Prella Paige|
Are you HeadWriter here at Elfwood? I have seen your name on many different writer’s pages with ways to correct different things. I was interested to see what you were about with all your educated suggestions, so I came here to your page. I see you have that grammar nazi thing going on. Don’t get me wrong that’s not meant to be an insult, it just means that you appear to me as one of those folks that is very struck in traditional grammar. It just seems to me that you might miss out on some fantasic stories if you stop just because of a few misspellings. Good luck with your endeavors Ms. Hollander Lynn K Hollander
replies: "~~Poorly written stories just aren’t enjoyable. While I’m willing to wade through slovenly written tripe tracking down the source of an interesting quote, I expect to be entertained by stories. Having to figure out if ’struck in traditional grammar’ is a new idiom or just a demonstration that the author can’t type or proofread is not so much entertaining as it is annoying. "
|21 Jul 2012|| Lynn K Hollander|
Scott: on the home page, on the Left column, is Monica’s support section. She can help.
|1 Oct 2012|| Faith Gerhardt|
Hello! Do you like werewolves or dragons? If you do can you please look at my gallery!
|6 Oct 2012|| Fred Wong|
Hello. I read your feedback to my story Shattered Peace and incorporated the inputs into the revision. Thanks!
|11 Oct 2012|| Megan Lynch|
How come I don’t see any of your work on the shelves?