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Joined 05-20-02, id: 216375
Author has written 6 stories for General, Work, and Essay.
Oh GOD I’m fed up of looking at the same bio again and again…. Right. Time to change things about a bit.

I no longer have any of the novels that I started up on site. The main reason for this is because I’ve lost them. Yup – completely and totally. It sucks. That’s all I have to say.

On to lighter notes – as I’ve lost all my life’s work that was longer than one thousand words I’ve been irrevocably forced to live in a humble dwelling of twigs and leaves until I write a new novel.

Well not really, but I am hoping to get something in the way of writing done before I go to university this year.

I’ll be focusing on short stories because it’s the more logical place to start – I feel I have some way to go before I can get to the point of finishing a novel, but plans are underway to restart “Tales of the Golden City” or at least plan it a little more thoroughly – though I may not be putting this up on site as I’ve noticed a lot of writers stealing my work. They will not be named because I hate to be petty. Rest assured they have been reported and they are very bad people indeed.

I shall spit on their homepages.

That’s my piece for now – some information methinks:

NickName: Gilraen
Real Name: Ria
Purpose on-site: Author of the Column “Secret of Success” and general trouble-maker.
Age: 19
D.O.B: 24/05/85
Hair: Brunette
Weight: Don’t wanna know anymore
Height: Tall-ish
Occupation: Student at Dartington College of Arts (As of Sep 04)
Humour: Doubtful
Reviews? Yes I do – but if you want me to review a thirteen chapter novel forget it – I have a life. But I’ll be happy to review the first chapter (within reason)
Likes Reviews? Heck yes! I’m always out to improve my writing and I hate to think that I could write a column and not take criticism myself. But if you want to be a good reviewer you really should see some of the columns and essays on site (just make sure not to take them all too seriously – some ARE meant to be funny – honest).
Final Words: Worship me.

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The Way We Hurt by Flawed-Jade reviews
He is a clinically depressed chain-smoker trying to forget the past. She is a self-destructive altruist with a history of breaking hearts. Two friends fight against a world of hurt.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,150 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/14/2004 - Published: 9/6/2002
Guide to Writing Reviews by Melora Kimzey reviews
Do you have problems writing reviews? Do the words just not come to you? Well, with my Guide to Writing Reviews in just three easy steps you can be writing great reviews that make you sound smart. Disclaimer: I am not an expert
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 633 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/19/2004 - Complete
Crystals by Zainab reviews
A topic poem. About a phoenix
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2004
An Apple For the Teacher by thru-my-words reviews
Why do we hate those who help us...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 784 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/17/2004
Of a Knight Who Dared to Love by kazfuego reviews
Courage is his creed. Victory, his only cry. So as to win, fair lady's heart... (epic poetry)
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/22/2004
To the 40 by Aral reviews
Dedicated to the 40 Iraqis murdered at a wedding Wednesday, May 19th, 2004.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/19/2004
The Importance of Flossing a Cat by Bodster reviews
A man comes home one day to find that his wife has gone away for the weekend, leaving him some chores. One of them to "floss a cat" only he doesn't remember having a cat.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,959 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/25/2004
The Last Cry by Christine Fox reviews
Armageddon has come. A (very) short story I wrote a long time ago. It is finished, but R&R is, of course, always welcome.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 519 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/21/2002
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Secret Of Success Issue 13 reviews
Seeing as the column updates are obviuosly not working, the column will be moved to this area of the site until we can contact Xing and find out what the hell's going on...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,847 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/2/2005
What's with all the Crystals? reviews
A short rant about Fantasy Writing today
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 470 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 11 - Published: 8/19/2004
A Collection of Short Stories reviews
A small collection of stories I wrote for writing challenges on writing forums. Very few of the stories are at all risky - but there is some mild use of language in one or two.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,167 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 8/18/2004
Impressions of a young Writer reviews
A collection of poetry. To be added to in the future.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 1,454 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 8/8/2003 - Published: 10/18/2002
Writer's Block reviews
Lucy feels that she's cursed - she's never finished a story. But will an important event with a close friend help her to overcome her fears?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,337 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/15/2002
The Accident reviews
an old essay I had -please R&R if the bug bites ya ~_^
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,277 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2002