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Joined 01-07-17, id: 1079971, Profile Updated: 09-03-20
Author has written 10 stories for Religion, Fantasy, Family, Nature, General, Life, Haiku, and Kids.

Every author has their own unique voice when they write, whether be a a story or poetry. My voice now joins the millions of others attempting to be heard...but the story that I wish for everyone to hear is already written...in the Bible. The only other true story that I could write would be my testimony; how and when I chose to give my life to God and the amazing ways He has been working in my life since that day. May my life be a testament of His love and Grace, and may my heart be ever thankful for the blessings that He gives.

3 nails 1 cross = 4-given


Beta Bio

In being a beta-reader, this is as much an opportunity for me to share in the creativity and storytelling that you have to offer, as it is for me to help you improve your skills and pieces of work for in the future. I do have strong morals, so, I will be honest with anyone seeking me as a beta-reader whether or not I think I am fit to read/edit their piece of work.
Although I may be critical of some writing, I will always present edits in the most tactful and respectful way possible since it was you [the writer] that sought help from an outside reader [me] in the first place; and we all know how scary that can be at times.

I will read fiction and poetry to provide insight to writers, however, I would find it hard to edit poetry as it is one of the ultimate expressions of a person's soul, just like music. As Robert Frost put it, "Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."

Also, there are certain categories of writing that I feel stronger about in terms of qualification to edit, simply because of familiarity and enjoyment of fiction displaying these; However, I am willing to read others and do the research as needed to accurately edit them.

~For more info check out my Beta Profile~


NOTICE:

Hello,

For anyone that might be wondering when I will be posting more content related to my stories:

Currently I am taking a break to work on different long-term story project; but I do plan to return to The Broken compass once I have further developed the plot & characters and do detailed revisions.

Until then I may post the occasional poem or short story if I have time; with that said, I am still accepting beta reading requests.

Thanks for reading :)


Favorite Quotes

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about dancing in the rain.”

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”

“Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life, but it will surely add life to your years.”

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”
(Tom Wilson)

“Size matters…So keep your dreams big and your worries small.”

Proverbs 16:9
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”

“It’s only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you’ll realize you’ve had wings all along.”

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
(Theodore Roosevelt)

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”
(Omar N. Bradley)

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

“Sometimes in the winds of change, we find our true direction.”

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
(Christopher Robin)

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”
(Franklin D. Roosevelt)

“They say the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst.”
(Howl’s Moving Castle)

Lamentations 3:21-22
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”
(Sam Levenson)

“Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.”

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
(Audrey Hepburn)

Ecclesiastes 9:1
“So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him.”

“Good people are like candles, they burn themselves up to give others light.”

“Be the reason someone smiles today.”

“Sometimes God’s answer is…
A joyful “yes”
A merciful “no”
A faith –building “not yet”
Or when and answer cannot be found, He is simply saying “just trust me”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
(J.R.R. Tolkien)


For my freelance stories and poems that are written (and have yet to be written):

My stories are copyrighted to me. All of my writing, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.
All of my stories are works of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of my imagination, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales, is entirely coincidental.

I hope you enjoy them, and I am open to any reviews and/or constructive criticism :)


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Mother of Learning by nobody103 reviews
Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog Day' style setup in a fantasy world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 108 - Words: 823,563 - Reviews: 5999 - Favs: 4,613 - Follows: 5,767 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Complete
Thankful for God's Glory by hiddeninthethorns reviews
A poem of praise to God.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/13/2015 - Complete
Thirst and Hunger by FIREBRAVE reviews
Based on the passage in Isaiah 55.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2008 - Complete
Understand by FMA4EVER reviews
Help them to understand Your love...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/9/2007 - Complete
In Descending Order by Sarashina reviews
Wealthy young doctor Aidan Connors lost everything he owned in the fire that nearly razed his entire city. Left alone to care for his younger sister, Lily, Aidan runs into a stranger who offers him work... but his new job may put him in even more trouble.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 72,135 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/8/2006 - Published: 4/14/2006 - Complete
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Writing for Dummies
Writer's block is not the problem...The problem is not writing.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Published: 8/27 - Complete
Hide and Seek with Alex
A simple children's story about a little girl playing a game of hide and seek with one of her best friends. Chapter 1 : English version Chapter 2 : Spanish version (would appreciate any feedback since Spanish is not my primary language, thanks!)
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 554 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23 - Complete
Anecdotal Collection of Haikus
A handful of haikus covering a range of topics and musings. Hope you enjoy :)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 6 - Words: 115 - Published: 8/23
Silent Words
Musings: what goes unseen..what goes unheard.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23 - Published: 8/23 - Complete
Cats
A fun, little children's poem about cats :)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Published: 8/23 - Complete
Trapped Between Two Worlds reviews
Where whale meets shark in a beautiful mystery...introducing the whale shark.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/26/2018 - Complete
Deora an Chroí (Tears of the Heart)
For when tears get in the way and make everything else you have in life seem cloudy.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/15/2018 - Complete
The Broken Compass
This is the story of Sora, a girl from the Island of Volantia that soon finds herself being called to adventures on the open sea. Taken from their home, Sora and her brothers must survive long enough to embark on their own journey. So, join Sora and her two brothers Naoki and Marco [along with many other friends] as they travel and discover the vastness of the seas. Hope you enjoy!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,188 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/30/2017 - Published: 1/9/2017
Just Like Old Times
This is just a cute little short story about a girl named Myra, and a memory she has about the island where she was born and raised. Now she sails around on the high seas, on the ship Wind-Song, seeking new islands and harbors full of adventure. [There will be a sequel coming out soon that actually tells the story of how their ship, Wind-Song, got its name]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,609 - Published: 1/14/2017
Maskerade
This poem kind of just came to me out of the blue, so I wrote it down...Hope you enjoy, the meaning is whatever you hear God whispering to your heart.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Published: 1/8/2017 - Complete