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Joined 06-06-06, id: 527500, Profile Updated: 07-04-10
Author has written 9 stories for General, Mystery, Historical, Supernatural, and Action.

My name's Amanda and I'm heading off to college this fall (which I'm excited for, but also kind of terrified at the same time). I've been writing for as long as I can remember, and it's always been something that I enjoy. Thankfully, my writing has improved over the years (especially the way I word things and how I title stories), and I'm much more confident in my writing now than I've ever been. Junior year, I got one of my short stories (The First Residents) published on TeenInk, which was a very big accomplishment for me.

Most of the stories that I write are fantasy, and I rarely ever stray into "high school" stories, but lately, I've been trying my hand at them (Screwed and Smile and Forget). Screwed seems to have been taken in well, so I'm more likely to be working on that one than I am to work on Smile and Forget. Then again, I'm not really that into either of the stories, so there's a chance that I might just discontinue them until I find a "rhythm" for them again.

I'm currently working on a story based a couple hundred years in the future. It's going to probably be a three book series (called The Time Healers) and the first book is either going to be A Tear In History or A Rip In Time. I started writing it about a week ago, and I'm still not very happy with the beginning (which I've rewritten about two times). I really love the idea, though. It's just incredibly hard to start. I don't know if I'll stick it up here, though, because it's something I'm considering trying to get published, and I don't trust people not to steal my stuff if it really does happen to be any good.

Back to my writing style. I'm mainly a writer who likes to write my characters with plenty of sarcasm, because I incorporate a lot of sarcasm into my own life. Sarcasm makes things fun and exciting, in my opinion. Or, maybe, I'm just weird like that. Probably weird, but who cares? Being normal is overrated. Also, I don't write happy, lovey-dovey, skip-through-the-fields-of-joy crap. I feel like a reader can connect more with pain or worry than "OH I'M SO HAPPY! GIGGLE SNORT!" Although sometimes I write it.

R&R and I'll seriously love you forever!!

Random Facts:

I'm planning on getting into journalism when I head off to college in the fall. Hoping to become a TV script writer or a freelance if the first option doesn't work out. I'm going to minor in photography.

I spend most of my free time on the computer, talking with a few people I know online, typing up stories, or playing The Sims 2 or 3, as that's the only game I can play decently. The one game I actually manage to not get myself killed in! Woo for me!!

I have a habit of never finishing a story, so I need to stop that and get at least one novel done.

Favorite books:

'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Old Magic by an author I can't remember
Tithe and Valiant by Holly Black
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Kathy Reichs books
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Monster by A. Lee Martinez

All-Time Favorite Quotes:

"Life in a box is better then no life at all, I expect. You'd have a chance, at least. You could lie there thinking, 'well, at least I'm not dead. Any minute now, someone's going to bang on the lid, and tell me to come out.'" ~ Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

"I swear, you're all like two year old's! You're more concerned about the wrapping paper than what's inside!" ~ Ten Inch Hero

"When this is all over, we'll be a real family." ~ Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix movie version

Stories that are currently up here:

Oh Death - A man dying of cancer rushes to stay alive. Supernatural/Drama Complete

Murders In Whitechapel - Jack the Ripper centered - following the investigation of PC (police constable) Rhys Parry. Historical fiction Work in progress

Prompt 6 - "God and I both knew it was once. Now, only God knows." Mystery/Drama Complete

2 PM - The gradual downfall of a man who loses his girlfriend to AIDs, and - to his horror - finds himself falling ill to the same thing. General/Drama Complete

The First Residents - Ghosts just don't exist...or do they? Supernatural/Drama Complete

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Through the eyes of a depressed girl. A lot different than what I usually write, so...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 371 - Published: 5/18/2010 - Complete
Miles Radko told himself that he'd never go back home, but when the death of his brother leaves a teenager in his care, he doesn't have much of a choice.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,645 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/14/2010 - Published: 5/12/2010
Progress reviews
I am Jack the Ripper. And my reign with start once more.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,684 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/10/2010 - Complete
Murders In Whitechapel reviews
The first murder happened on the bitterly cold night of August 31, 1888. Rhys Parry, who had been a police constable at the time, would remember it vividly until the end of his days. Story based on Jack the Ripper murders.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Crime/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 362 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/10/2010 - Published: 4/29/2010
Outskirts reviews
And here Sabriel always thought the world was going to end with a bang. //Apocalypse story.//
Fiction: Action - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 316 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/10/2010
Oh Death reviews
ONE-SHOT! Mitch Trowler has been fighting with cancer for the past year, and the cancer is slowly starting to win. Stubborn until the end and frightened of dying, Mitch will go to any lengths to escape it. Even if he has to sell his soul...
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,720 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/29/2010 - Complete
Prompt 6 reviews
Prompt: "God and I both knew what it was once. Now, only God knows."
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 578 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/22/2010 - Complete
2 PM
Dealing with AIDS. Read, review...horrible at summaries...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,280 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/20/2009 - Complete
The First Residents
FIRST STORY TO BE PUBLISHED ON TEENINK. Daniel Shopbell doesn't believe in ghosts or anything similiar to that nonsense. Events are soon to change his opinion. BASED ON A TRUE STORY.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,560 - Published: 1/3/2008 - Complete