|Reviews for Rubythroated Sparrow|
| Farla chapter 1 . 4/9/2010
Latias didn't transform, she created an image by refracting light with her feathers. This was explicitly stated. If you desperately want a legendary pokemon that turns into people, use a mew. Those knows transform.
You wouldn't capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn't capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you're using it as the pokemon's name, ie, Ash's pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it's a proper noun, which are the names of places or things. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you're thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.
Dialogue is written as "Hello," he said or "Hello!" he said, never "Hello." He said or "Hello." he said or "Hello," He said or "Hello" he said. The only exception to this is if the next sentence doesn't contain a speech verb, in which case it's written as "Hello." He grinned, never "Hello," he grinned or "Hello," He grinned. Note that something isn't a speech verb just because it's a sound you make with your mouth, so generally stuff like laughed or giggled is in the second category.
Furthermore, if you're breaking up two complete sentences it's "Hi," he said. "This is it." not "Hi," he said, "this is it." or "Hi," he said "this is it." And if you're breaking up a sentence in the middle, it's "Hi. This," he said, "is it." If there's no speech verb in the break, you use a dash, like "Hi. This - " He looked around. "- is it."
It's "okay", four letters.
[A/C: I love cliffhangers! ]
Having ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPEN AT ALL in your first chapter does not count as a cliffhanger. The suggestion that eventually, something vaguely interesting may occur is not the same thing as ending midway through an actual interesting thing.