J. A. Smith
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Joined 02-19-15, id: 1016295, Profile Updated: 07-06-17
Author has written 2 stories for Fable, and General.

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Now you get to learn how awesome I am. :)

There is so much I could tell you about myself like how my favorite animal is a shark, that I'm allergic to broccoli or that I'm Christian. But I'll guess I'll just tell you about my stories and my love for a good plot.

I honestly really love stories. One time I read a whole 9 book series in four days. I didn't get anything done besides reading those days but those books were good. It's hard for me to put down a good book. I just want to read and read and read. It's a problem sometimes how quickly I zoom through books cause I run out of things to read pretty quickly. I'm also insanely picky about the books I read so that adds another problem in trying to find books.

Besides reading I like to come up with story ideas. No, I don't like writing stories I just like coming up with story ideas. It's very hard for me to write stories cause I've read so many books and I know a lot about what makes a good story. Every time I start to write a story my perfectionism comes out and I start setting crazy expectations for my story. So I get discouraged pretty quickly and I set the story aside and never pick it up again. It's a problem which I'm trying to work on.

With trying to overcome my perfectionism in writing I have found many great tips for writing. I honestly know a lot about stories. Do I know everything? Ha, no way. But I do know a lot. And I love to help others improve their stories as I struggle to write my own.

Stories and service are two things that I love. They fall into my top 5 of things I love. (First being God and second my family) Because of my great desire to find great books and my love of helping people I like to put them together and help others make their stories great.

With helping others improve their stories I have discovered four things that help make stories great.

The where- a vivid and believable setting for the story

The who- characters who make sense and have flaws

The what- a plot that moves not too slowly or too quickly

The why- a purpose behind the whole story and what you wish your readers to get out of it

With these four things done rightly, you can create a great story.

That's my wish to help others make their stories great and maybe come to write my own some day.

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Not Your Typical Rapunzel by gezusgeek
Captain Mai has been looking for her best friend, Princess Elizabeth, for years now. However, the persistent great thief Zed Carters seems to always get in her way. How will a sudden turn of events charge her view of him?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,701 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/24/2015 - Complete
Garcia's Books by skytramp
Genevieve, an unemployed mage in a city called Frost Talon, was following her normal routine of coffee and job searching. She didn't expect that applying at a bookstore could be so life altering.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,689 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/19/2015 - Published: 1/29/2015 - Complete
The Fixer by Lady Sigyn
It is the night of the eclipse. Six strangers meet around a table in a boarded-up attic. The only link between them is a mysterious man named Token - a man who has changed all of their lives, and who is now in very grave danger.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,619 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/16/2014 - Complete
The Silver Tower by charliedon'tdie reviews
This is not the tale of Rapunzel. There was no damsel in distress in the topmost room, mournfully waiting for her well built lover to gallop forth on his mighty steed. There was a damsel, aye, but she was an angry peasant girl whose name was Saran...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 38,040 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 1/28/2011 - Published: 5/25/2007 - Complete
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The Stories by the Royal reviews
We all have new years resolutions and we usually fail at doing them. Well, here is my attempt at completing my goal for the year, writing a short story every week. Each week I'll add another short story here. The description for each story will be at the beginning of the story. Hope you enjoy, if you don't complain, I need to know those I have to hunt down later (joking, mostly)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,446 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/13 - Published: 1/6
The Royal's Tales reviews
From Flower Valley to deep into the sea. From a sapling's dream to an extremely long train ride. Can't forget that balloon contest. Doors, wings, elephants, and lions. There's also cliffs, signs, and a princess too. A collection of fables that always has room for more
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,022 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/11/2015 - Published: 3/8/2015