Reiden Lightman
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Joined 07-27-06, id: 534636, Profile Updated: 10-17-13
Author has written 5 stories for Romance, Action, Spiritual, and Fantasy.

Basics

Yes, I'm a writer, what about it? I'm Reiden Lightman, and What I write is all up to my inspiration and what my audience wants. I've always been more into writing than I was into reading, but here on Fiction press is where I like to do most of my reading. Other than my favorite authors on this site, I also have enjoyed the works of Richie Tankersley Cusick and Mark Twain. I do not believe in turning every story into a happy ending, and I also don't intend on making every story I write a love story. But If you enjoy a good love story, try my first, The Face of Love. So Far Twilight Starr has been the only one to man up and tell me what he thinks. Thank you Twilight Starr. I also strongly recommend his stories.

Note that I will not review after every single chapter, but I do believe in reviewing to let the author know how he or she is doing. I normally review after every 3 or 4 chapters, unless I feel a part is great enough or epic enough to reward it it's own review. However, please don't expect me to review fifteen times for a fifteen chapter story. three or four times maybe, but not fifteen. But, If I love it enough, I will finish it. If you need a review, tell me and I'll read. Really because fiction is my favorite thing to read. I've never been into reading history books or biographies. That's why i'll never write one either.

Talk To Me

I have signed up to be a beta reader, however, I only take requests on PM. Being a writer, I try to indulge myself in others' creativity to help spark my own. It's a great system, and I suggest you try it. I mainly read young adult because that's what I am. Just note that I'm not good at creating a good cliff hanger, so If your looking for that, I'm not the right guy. However, ironically, I can write based off of a cliff hanger almost no problem. because, really, my biggest problem is choosing the perfect first sentence. So, making a first sentence will often take me five to ten minutes in front of a blank screen.

Also, talk to be about my stories. I love to please my audience, so If something is not enjoyable, tell me. I will do my best to make my stories enjoyable for all readers, mainly for the majority that have the guts to leave a review. If you didn't like it, at least give some positive criticism. I prefer that you're critical rather than just saying 10/10 because you felt like reading it but didn't feel like leaving a review.

I'm working on four stories right now, The Face of Love, and Glow: Dreams and Destruction. The Face of Love is the first to a trilogy I'm planning, and Glow is actually an adventure series. Dreams and Destruction, believe it or not, is not the first episode; but instead, it is the sixth. The other two I'm working on (more actively than the first two) are teen pregnancy stories. One I partially have up already, May Flower, and the other I won't reveal for a very long time, (TITLE HIDDEN). Another story line I'm planning to do is called Mar. Again, it has nothing to do with real life, and it even has a new society that I made up that revolves almost completely around whistling. and one man's inability to whistle, Mar, causes him problems. Scary hu? Anyway, I want my books to please you, not me. Remember I'm just the writer.

Setting An Image

I have dirty blond, pretty short, hair. I also have nice bright blue eyes, which girls often comment me on. "Your eyes are very pretty," is what most of them sound like. And online, some girls actually put a blushing sign. When you look at me, I'm one of the whitest people you'll ever see. I'm not proud to be white because of past slavery, but simply because I get it from my mother. (I strongly despise slavery.) My height reaches 5 feet 8 inches, and I'm only 110 pounds. I'm Skinny! I'm proud of that. My metabolism is seriously fast, almost unnatural, and I eat constantly. In fact, I had to use a carseat by law until I was 10 years old. I normally like to wear plain blue Jeans along with any shirt I want to where. The shirts I like to where most are the ones that have just one plain color, say something funny on them, or represent a Hawaiian theme. As a matter of fact, if it's Friday, I am going to be wearing a Hawaiian themed flannel.

(When I am taking care of myself, I actually want a full wardrobe of blue jeans and Hawaiian shirt. And maybe a tuxedo or a suit in case I need it.)

Why I Write

Writing became a hobby for me when I started writing my own comedy series, The Uncool Friends, which I probably won't release any time on Fictionpress. A few years later, I got interested in writing regular stories. My storylines for Mar and The Face of Love both arrived at me in a dream. However, Will he Die or Live was originally a history class project. When I saw that I wrote more than 5,000 words, I decided to keep it and turn it into a short story and publish it on Fictionpress. It was one of the most fun school assignments I ever had to do. I realize I just really love writing. Believe it or not, but I also write songs. I play guitar, piano and drums; and later i'm planning to learn banjo and flute. I know, it sounds weird, but I like to be good at things I do. That's Why I want your help to become a great writer.

Coming up

My friend and I are working on something together. We won't even release the title yet. Other Glow chapters will come up. Other Glow stories will follow. A lot.

Special thanks to:

JulieAngelFace for loads of inspiration.

Twilight Starr for leaving me reviews and for writing very indulging stories.

When I have more to thank, i'll thank them too.

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Finding Hope by Twilight Starr reviews
Sequel to HH. Hope's escape from her father's control was hard enough. Now what will she do with that freedom? Dramatics, romance, matchmaking, and friendship take place in Hope's newfound life. Will she survive? Or will the cancer come back?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,275 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/2/2011 - Published: 8/29/2007
Playing House Series by JuliAngelFace reviews
I had my first kiss and lost my virginity all in the same night. I’m worse than Jillian, beyond that. Oh my god, I slept with my best friend’s brother, who's my sister’s boyfriend. Me, a camper, slept with my camp counselor. If anyone finds out, I'm dead.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 36 - Words: 167,663 - Reviews: 653 - Favs: 417 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 12/16/2009 - Published: 6/3/2005
The Dream by Josh G. aka Expo reviews
Dave catches a mere glimpse of the perfect girl. He thought he'd never see her again and it's time to forget... until she shows up at his school! Mild language and some violent situations. I know the title is cliched, but you get it when you read. Plz R&R
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 10,494 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/29/2007 - Published: 9/27/2007 - Complete
Hold on to Hope by Twilight Starr reviews
COMPLETE! There seemed to be no escape in sight for Hope from overprotective males. She attends two different schools. One where she didn't speak. The other she was herself. Her two worlds collided. Problem? Of course. Amusing? What do you expect?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 22,933 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/24/2007 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Complete
Not Titled yet by dee4jesusx3 reviews
Four friends who struggle their own seperate battles with life, and secretly struggle together with love and friendship.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,327 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2006
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Oh Broken Angel reviews
His rare physical condition labels him as an outcast. A freak. Destined to be alone. Until he met with his dreams and desires. Giving into his heart turns out to be the best thing he's ever done, and the most stressful thing he's ever had to do. That girl he took under his arms so quickly turned out to be exactly what he needed.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 54,367 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 12/2/2011 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Complete
Challenging Reality reviews
The Princess refuses to choose a suitor. How can the laws be changed so she may marry her heart's true love?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,604 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/25/2011 - Complete
Frowns and Rust reviews
One locket causes one man and one woman to go through tragedy. But they also went through what they did because they forgot to listen to God. Please learn from their mistake. Requesting Beta Reader for this story.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,635 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Complete
Will He Die or Live? reviews
Willy Dire Live, Live has a short I goes to war. Not by volunteer, not by Military calling him, But his father set him up. Let's take a look at World War One from the view of someone there. Note: Not a real story, but dates should be accurate.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,202 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/1/2008 - Complete
Capture Missiletoe reviews
This is a short story. It's about two friends and what the magic of Christmas can really be.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/7/2008 - Complete
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