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Joined 10-19-02, id: 282792
Author has written 9 stories for Thriller, Action, Romance, Play, Friendship, Historical, General, and Humor.

The Rules of Writing

1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat)
6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
7. Be more or less specific.
8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10. No sentence fragments.
11. Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.
12. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
13. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. One should NEVER generalize.
15. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
16. Don't use no double negatives.
17. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be ignored.
21. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
22. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
23. Kill all exclamation points!!!
24. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
25. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth shaking ideas.
26. Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
27. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
28. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole, not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
29. Puns are for children, not groan readers.
30. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
31. Even IF a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
32. Who needs rhetorical questions?
33. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

And finally . . .

34. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

New England Young Writers Conference:

2005: submission piece: prose: Kelley Iris Drive

work piece: playwriting: Where do babies come from, Daddy?

2004: submission piece: prose: The Ex

work piece: prose: Slave Raid

Young Vermont Writers Conference:

2006: submission piece: prose: Kelley Iris Drive

work piece: prose: Kelley Iris Drive

2005: submission piece: poetry: Skipping Stone

work piece: poetry: Skipping Stone

Young Writers Project, The Burlington Free Press:

Tuesday, February 14, 2006: submission piece: poetry: Window in the Rain (Pantoum)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006: submission piece: poetry: Rain and Writers (Skeltonic)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005: submission piece: photo: Flower in Central Park, NYC

Student Reader: 2005 - present

Tuesday, May 31, 2005: submission piece: prose: Kelley Iris Drive

Vermont Stage Young Playwrights Project

2005-2006: submission piece: playwriting: The Interview

work piece: playwriting: Marrying God



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(this also means no continuing my stories or using my ideas for "your own work")


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A Sister's Treasure by IndigoDream reviews
This was an assignment- write a story that takes place over the course of a minute. I think I made some slight changes to this- if I can find the most recent version I will update it.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 230 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/21/2006 - Published: 2/17/2006
Handel by IndigoDream reviews
This was my application essay for my current school. It is about my experience accompanying the choir in Handel's Messiah, and how that experience touched me.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 496 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/17/2006
Buchanan's Honor by Jedi Daisy reviews
An exiled Highland Laird journeys towards his destiny aided by an exceptional woman.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 82,736 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/5/2005 - Published: 7/20/2004
Running Home by IndigoDream reviews
I wrote this for American Literature...the prompt had something to do with The Great Gatsby, but I don't remember how. Anyway, it's a short story about a girl whose car breaks down after leaving home.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,257 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/2/2005
Caretaking by IndigoDream reviews
A short story I wrote for Cretive Writing. The assignment was to use symbology in writing...I agonized over it for weeks and ended up writing this in about ten minutes. It turned out a lot better than expected. About woman who is caring for an elderly
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 456 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/2/2005
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Slave Raid x Horror reviews
This is about the horrors of slave raids in Africa. I wrote the chap1 for World History II, and chap2 for Creative Writing in the format of a narrative extended simile poem. Which is better?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Horror/Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 553 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/9/2005
Italian Stairs reviews
the result of taking the stairs at chain hotels in Italy ... (the story of two American tourists)
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,036 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2005
Window in the Rain reviews
a rhyming pantoum - The rain spills ...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/17/2005
Blood and Destruction reviews
Jerusalem, 1099 - Blood: the ground was covered in it.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/17/2005
Skipping Stone
skipping stones ... a favorite pastime of some, a special memory for others
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Published: 4/17/2005
Where do babies come from, Daddy? reviews
Um ... well ... you see, Sophie. Well, when a man really loves a woman, yeah, and um ... she really loves him back ... "That was the funniest thing I've read in a long time. I loved it."
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,431 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/17/2005
The Ex reviews
He tripped on the curb of the sidewalk; hauling himself up with bleeding hands ...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2005
Thick as a Brick reviews
(a story of a minute) The brick skids for a moment on the broken glass, then comes to a halt against one of the mahogany dinner chairs.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2005
Kelley Iris Drive reviews
blind, dirt road, late at night ... something is there that shouldn't be (BEST PIECE)
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/17/2005