Derrick Bartane
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Joined 08-20-05, id: 491127, Profile Updated: 02-08-11
Author has written 19 stories for Life, General, War, Love, Haiku, Fantasy, Humor, General, and Humor.

About me:

I am a 22 year old Senior in college currently working on getting my Bachelor's Degree in English with a focus on Professional Editing. I hope to eventually get into editing as a full time job after I get out of college, or at the very least get a job in the publishing field. Along the way I also plan on getting at least a few books published, but in the meantime I'm just writing for fun and to stay in practice.

Detailed critiques of any stories I put up are greatly appreciated, as are short reviews indicating what worked for you and what you felt did not work. If you submit a review for one of my stories I will do my best to submit a review for at least one of your works as soon as I get a chance.

Also, I have recently gotten onto both Twitter and Facebook, I will do my best to update both with what I am currently working on at the moment. Looking for fellow writers to friend and follow cause we all need someone to bounce ideas off of sometimes.
Facebook: Derrick Bartane

Beta Reading:

I am once again taking Beta Reading requests. Editing is one of my greatest passions, and I intend to continue accepting requests until I get several serious writers who are willing to accept honest feedback and constructive criticism. The exact number of authors who I will be willing to Beta will of course depend on my schedule and the quantity of writing that I will have to read through, decisions for cutoffs will be based on a first come first serve basis.

Current Works In Progress:

Angel Song: Info coming soon

Gatekeepers: Info coming soon

Power of the Shadows: Mainly focusing on overall revision, but will hopefully be updating on a fairly regular basis. This story has been a slow, often revised project with which I currently have a very unstable love/hate relationship. This is the first full length story that I have ever attempted to write, and I fully intend to finish it. With luck, I should actually complete it within my lifetime.

Current status: Writing Chapter 16

Journal of an Unstable Insomniac: This story is comprised of excerpts from my actual journal organized into a barely coherent plot. I have no expectations for finishing this story on any specific time schedule, however I have had enough positive feedback about the chapters that I have put up so far that I will continue updating when I have enough material for another chapter.

Current status: On temporary hiatus.

Finished Works:

If a poem is uploaded to this site, it is because I am done with additions and edits to the poem and I no longer want to deal with it. I must admit that this by no means signifies that these poems are completed or polished works, I simply have much more patience for dealing with my stories than my poetry.

If you submit feedback for my poetry I welcome it, however I want to be honest and admit that there is a much smaller chance that I will go back and edit my poems to reflect and criticism I receive.

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The Power of Eight by Orion Phoenix reviews
Eight teenagers from around the world are brought together in order to save earth and everything that's important to them. But, as powerful as they're told they'll be, living a normal life and saving the world will not be easy. *Updating*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 207,577 - Reviews: 385 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/22/2011 - Published: 2/19/2003
Life Is Beautiful by arachibutyrophobia reviews
Story taken down due to piracy concerns. My apologies.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 2134 - Favs: 967 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/5/2010 - Published: 1/29/2005 - Complete
Paradise City by Is What He Is
After World War 3, the last of mankind was driven underground and is now ruled by the corrupt Majestic Corporation. Unknown to the populace, dark secrets exist underneath the surface. Secrets that, if revealed, could bring the whole illusion crashing down
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,349 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 2/2/2010
Magicademy: Senior Year by MusedMoose reviews
It's the last year at Arts Magika University for the crowd from Magicademy. Come back to school... just don't look too surprised when half of the students fly to class.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 215,079 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/30/2008 - Published: 5/24/2007 - Complete
Magicademy: Summer Break by MusedMoose reviews
A continuation of the longrunning Magicademy series finds Aidis, Jacob, Cassida, and Dhaiiski in Hawaii for their summer break.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,095 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/28/2006 - Published: 10/17/2006 - Complete
Magicademy by MusedMoose reviews
Arts Magika University: sorcery classes, elven professors, dwarven fraternities, interspecies dating, and magikal duels. It's odd, it's mildly bizarre, and it's a wonder the students get any studying done. It's college the way it should have been.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 194,274 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 10/17/2006 - Published: 8/25/2004 - Complete
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The Irishman O'Toole
A Limerick for St. Patrick's Day
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Published: 3/10/2012
The Gatekeepers reviews
A typical story of an interdimensional traveler who has to team up with a computer savvy elf and a militant clone in order to save a dying race. Along the way they encounter shadowy organizations, bizarre characters, and disturbing truths.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,926 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/15/2012 - Published: 12/19/2011
Angel Song reviews
A girl braves the open skies to find the father who disappeared when she was a child. Along the way she finds friends and peril and learns that the world is much different than her sheltered childhood had led her to believe.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,495 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/17/2011 - Published: 2/8/2011
Power of Shadows reviews
Working title. Derrick's life is perfect. Well, aside from the fact that he's stuck in world filled with magic users. And everyone wants to kill him. Other than that, it couldn't be better.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,696 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/21/2010 - Published: 8/24/2006
A short, dark poem about living life and the fear of chasing after our goals.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 10/20/2009
Voice of an Angel reviews
A poem in memory of a friend of mine who helped me when I needed it most.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/20/2009 - Complete
Journal of an Unstable Insomniac reviews
Not originally intended to be humorous. Just a couple journal entries of ordinary days in my life. Complete.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,404 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/13/2009 - Published: 1/29/2007 - Complete
Paint The Sky
Child struggles to deal with letting go of his imaginary friend.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,722 - Published: 5/10/2009 - Complete
Do You Hear? reviews
Do you hear the angel?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/28/2006
Take A Breath reviews
A little haiku on living in the moment
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/21/2006
Still Watching reviews
About those who are still watching and waiting for the ones they love
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2005
What Still Remains reviews
Even when you thought it was gone, a small part still remains.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2005
Waiting for the Return of Love
Dedicated to those waiting for the return of the ones they love
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 8/29/2005
Fire Enraged reviews
A poem written in anger
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/29/2005
The Healing Night reviews
The powers of the night
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/28/2005
Take a Stand
A call to action for all of humanity
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 8/28/2005
Never Forget the Fallen reviews
A reminder of those who gave their lives
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/28/2005
Down A Notch
A reminder of what lies around us
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 8/27/2005
Forgetfulness Plain reviews
A poem about the place we all have hidden in our minds.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/27/2005