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My first book, The 11th Floor, came out in March 2012. As a new writer, I made a lot of mistakes. Learning from those mistakes, I wrote my second book, The 11th Floor: Awakening (Part two).
Both of those books received numerous 4 and 5 star reviews. Of course there is the scattered 2 and 3 star reviews of people who just say they hated with, offering no real criticism, so take that for whats its worth. I have several top 500 and top 1000 Amazon reviewers giving me 4 and 5 stars, as well as a few people in the vine voice program.
Taking the real criticisms, I wrote my third book, The Foreman. I learned from my mistakes and I think this is my best work yet! I hope you'll check it out and agree.
My wife and mother have been a great support team, reading and giving me valuable feedback along the way. Without them my books would probably be pure rubbish. For that, I thank them.
So what lies ahead? I'll probably continue writing as the ideas come to me. I truly enjoy it and I think it works well for me as a creative outlet. Sure, it would be nice to actually make some money off this and be able to do it for a living, but things are pretty good right now. I'll just roll with the punches.
Top Customer Reviews
Books can be written excellently, but if the story isn't interesting, then the book is almost worthless. That is not a problem with this book at all; the storytelling is completely what makes "The 11th Floor" so good. The fact that the writing is good just makes reading the story much more enjoyable.
STORY - The plot is really unique, because it follows five completely different people's exploration of a seemingly deserted city (that each of them knows is usually packed with people). It's obvious that something isn't quite right, but each character is forced to explore the town, looking for a way out. The only person who could help them get out of town seems to be on the eleventh floor of a certain building. Unfortunately the building seems to want to make it very difficult for them to get there.
I can't compliment the story enough; I loved it. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and I loved being able to see through the eyes of the different characters. Switching between certain characters' perspectives is done in every chapter, so I suppose some readers might get a confused from all of the changing. I personally thought it was expertly done, and it kept me from getting bored with one character.
It should be noted that the ending is open-ended. It definitely finished this story but leaves an opening for a sequel. I didn't find it to be a cliffhanger at all, simply a way for the author to write another book.
WRITING STYLE - The writing is all grammatically perfect. There don't seem to be any typos. Looking at previous reviews, this may be due to a revision on the original download.Read more ›
All this being said, this is a suspenseful tale and to give it only three stars would be a disservice. But I'd strongly suggest some editing to take it to the next level.
The story did drag in a chapter or two with too much extraneous, editorilized detail that did not drive the story, nor develop the character to which it applied. For instance, "she didn't really even need to wear panty -hose." Ummmm ...just for her legs being long? That type comment is usually stated relating to skin tone (nice tan). But, somehow this editorilization was supposed to flesh out Tina. Though I am uncertain why/how. There is word inflation editorilization such as this throughout.
Punctuation is very poor. If a writer is going to use HE/SHE ASKED as a tag line, they need to use a ? inside the dialogue quotes preceeding. Not a comma. Same with exclaimed phrases, an ! is used NOT a comma. There are run on sentences and sentence fragments. Prepositional phrases require punction as well, but seem to be overlooked in this work.
When only two people are talking (for instance, say, in a car), it is unnecessary to tell us each dialogue exchange who said what. The pronoun HE/SHE can be used if the writer feels we cannot figure out who is what in a two person conversation.
There are tense switches within paragraphs.
The story arc was not a developed premise in the sense that it was a flowing process of revelation to a twist or a conclusion scene or book wise. It seemed as if it was going to be that way at first. Then, after a bit, the story just became a run to the finish line trying to see just how many bad events can happen to one person /group of people. It was like watching granny cook.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really didn't like this book, well actually this SHORT story. The characters were not fleshed out so I didn't care what happened to any of them, the "bad guys" were not... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Angel
I LOVED THIS STORY. I WAS SO IN TO THIS THAT I IMMEDIATELY BOUGHT THE 2ND BOOK AS SOON AS I FINISHED THISPublished 21 months ago by cathy lyon
The concept was pretty cool. The point of view jumping was well tied together. I needed more for the plot though as well as character development. The evil charaters were flat. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Fierysabre
It was too bloody and descriptive of scenes which were very bloody. I did not finish it. Would not recommend this book unless you like horror movies.Published on February 7, 2014 by Lynn
this book was ok ended as thought it would end have nothing else to say about the book it just okPublished on January 8, 2014 by olga irwin
Dang, this was good. Loved the concept, and the writing wasn't bad either! Was it all a dream? I've got this horrible feeling that it wasn't. I've already bought book 2. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Lisa
This was a fast paced, short story about random people who seem to be thrown into an odd predicament. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by Mirrani
The whole idea of this story was good, it's just the way that everything was written made it so predictable from the very start. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by sarah
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Thanks, just noticed this and updated. Much better with the update. It wasn't showing as an update in the "manage your kindle" section, but I called kindle support and they pushed the update to me for no charge. Amazon Customer Support number is 866-216-1072.
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