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Joined 01-15-04, id: 392962, Profile Updated: 05-13-11
Author has written 17 stories for Life, Young Adult, General, Humor, Religion, Family, Essay, Thriller, Horror, Mythology, and Friendship.

Hello! My name is - - - - - and I am a writer and journalist. You can call me by my pen name, Serenity.

I am a recent graduate from university; I received a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in Anthropology.

I have taken courses ranging from short-story writing to poetry to persuasive theory and writing to various editing and creative writing classes.

I love to read - although college attempted to suck the joy out of pleasure reading for me - so I hope to get back into it. My favorite overall genre's are Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Some of my favorite books are: The Neverending Story, Alice in Wonderland, Dune, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 411, The Sandman, Sailor Song, the Merlin Trilogy, Lord of the Rings series, Watership Down, Dracula, The Circle Trilogy, and many more.

Some of my favorite authors: Michael Ende, J.D. Salinger, Frank Hebert, C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, Ray Bradbury, J.R.R. Tolkein, Neil Geiman, Steinbeck, Jane Austin, Anne Rice, Ted Dekker among many more.

I read and write everything from Christian fiction to gruesome horror to fantastical nothingness. I love poetry, prose, non-fiction, and fiction. I think there are kernels of truth and beauty to be garnered from every form of writing and reading.

Elements of stories I enjoy: Gothic, horror, occult, religious studies, fantasy, aliens, sci-fi, emotional drama, bildungsromans (growing up tales), tales of isolation and journey, self-discovery, feminist studies, and more.

I write because it's the design of my soul. A little bit of the essence of who I am. It brings me peace, pain, comfort, longing, attitude, wisdom, spiritual guidance, and confidence.

A little more about me aside from the writer I am:

- I am 21

- I love to travel -I have been to and lived in New Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, 42 states (lived in Oregon, Washington, the bush of Alaska, and Brooklyn New York), went on a cross-country trip with my family of 7 (I am the youngest) in a suburban and tent trailer for 7 months. I love diversity in humanity and studying people. I love meeting people and learning about them.

Other things I enjoy and/or am an "expert" in (I have taken university courses in almost all of the subjects listed below as they pertain to history and writing):

-Body Modification (I am also a licensed piercer and have worked in a few tattoo shops)

- History (particularly history of the American West, Native American history, mythology, Arthurian legend, British Isles history, and pacific island history)

- Journalism

- Fire Dancing

- Pirates (I do pirate events and am quite studied up on the ways of real and "fake" pirates as far back as they date)

- Surfing

- Chronic Pain: Lupus / Fibromyalgia

- Native people groups

- Star Trek

- Batman / Comic books in general

- Dreadlocks

- Organic jewelry making

- Having extremely diverse friends

- Anthropology (Sexual / Cultural)

- Classic rock

- Being the youngest of 5

- Growing up with 30+ housemates

- Being a poet (Spoken Word)

- Pacific Northwest

- Working in theatre

- History and cultivation of hemp

That being said - if you would like me to beta something for you hit me up! Please give me an example of your work, a basic summary of your story, if you have a clear vision for your story and what is it if so, what you would specific like my help on (I can do everything from inspiration, to character building, to grammar, to structure editing - you just have to tell me what you are looking for!), and a little bit about yourself and your personal writing experience. I can't promise I will take every story obviously, but I will certainly do my best to respond to every request. Thanks!

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Brooding Darkness by MoonWings Productions reviews
Angels, Fallen and Occultists, Oh my! Completed Saga! Please R/R!
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 46 - Words: 343,239 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 4/27/2004 - Published: 9/15/2003
I'll see you again by Silvershadow666 reviews
A year ago my friend commited suicide...this is for her..AN, if you are watching down on us, we miss you
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/14/2004
Ginger Fish by Weezer's Rag Doll reviews
I based this story on the book Gingerbread By Rachel Cohn, because I think it really touched me sorta speak.Its about a goth girl and her troubled life. Aussi, it resembles how my life is and how I'd like it to be Please R&R
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,552 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/1/2003 - Published: 1/28/2003
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Why I Write reviews
A prose piece based on Terry Tempest Williams "Why I Write" that I decided to do in my own fashion. Written about 4 years ago.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 781 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Complete
Abort In Me
A girl who has an abortion always a choice. Pro Choice and Pro Life are actually the same thing when you think about it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Published: 6/10/2008 - Complete
11 People
There are 11 people that mean the world to me . . . and these are them.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 631 - Published: 6/10/2008 - Complete
The Vanishings reviews
Led through a serious of bizarre sights and mind boggling theories Janice, along with six other high school students and a teacher, wonder who could be the next victim . . . or killer in the halls of their school.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,485 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/16/2007 - Published: 6/18/2007
Of Kings & Queens & Criminal Thieves reviews
A swift as the Grecian breeze blows a young man, Lucian Argaius, in the prime of his life, feels his calling being pulled between warfare and politics. On his way to make his decision he his kidnapped by a band of Arabian slave traders . .summary inside
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,664 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/2/2007
Texas: A Child reviews
A young sister struggles with the pregnancy of her elder sister and the downfall it has brought on her family. A short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,193 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/2/2007 - Complete
The Musical Motivation of a Melancholy Man reviews
A famous pianist recalls the murder of his very own entire sixtet. He remembers their murders and remembers the murdered as well . . . none other than himself.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,369 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/2/2007 - Complete
They Are Building A Coffin You're Size reviews
An abstract essay I wrote on the pain of losing a loved one and the affects of it. Title comes from a MCR song. Bibliography not included.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,271 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/20/2007 - Complete
5 Steps To Writing a Deceivingly Good Article reviews
As an amatuer, I only have a little to offer in the steps of writing a good article, but if you are an amatuer as well . . . perhaps you will find them to be helpful. Inside are 5, painfully easy and simple steps on the how to's of writing a good article
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,007 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2007
Left & Right reviews
Two sides of me fight a fierce battle. Two sides of every person. Good and evil. Right and wrong? Which will win?
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 307 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Complete
She Is A Woman reviews
Has the role of a woman in this world been obscured? Who are our mothers and wives and daughters really?
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/16/2007
I Fell Off the Edge of the World reviews
What happens when you're own two feet start to float away? What happens if you aren't grounded? What happens if you are drifty? Here's what . . .
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 370 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Complete
Up The Hill reviews
For everything Jesus did for me, I will repay him by following indefinitely.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/16/2006
When Mom Was Sober reviews
Have you ever wondered what people were like before they were alchoholics or druggies? This is the story of a young woman who eventually has 4 children and her life on the road to drugs and alcohol and how it affected the lives of her children. Please R
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,925 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/14/2004 - Published: 7/16/2004
Killer Dog reviews
A funny piece my brother wrote for english class. PG-13 for "violent" scenes.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 501 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/25/2004
Nameless
one-shot A young homeless girl longs for the comfort of security and food.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 735 - Published: 10/25/2004
Faith and Hope
This is a short story I wrote awhile ago about September 11. Please R&R.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 917 - Published: 7/24/2004
The train of life
A poem about life as if it were a train ride.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Published: 1/15/2004