Author has written 3 stories for Fantasy.
I haven't been around for awhile, and the site has really changed! I'm a little mind-blown right now...pictures on the profile? COOOOOOL!!
So, I'm a college student studying English and Secondary Education. Yes, one day I will be a high school English teacher. Please don't hate me. :P Anyway, I would like to become a published author, but I have a long way to go. I need your help! Please, read, review, comment, criticize. I'm a big girl, I can take it. My only request is that you give reasons for the things you dislike so that I can fix them. I return every review, so if you want me to read your work, read mine. If for some reason you don't get a review from me within a couple of days, please message me! I would love to read your work, I'm just a little forgetful sometimes.
I have two stories posted currently:
Lockwood Forest: My baby. I've been writing it for nearly twelve years. That's over half my life! I love this story, I love the characters, but it's also very cliched in places (well, I was eight! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). I want to fix these places, and I could use suggestions. Feel free to comment at will! This is the story that will be updated most often as it's the one I work on the most.
The Watcher Society: One of my favorite story ideas. I'm so excited about this one! But it isn't very developed in my head, so postings will be very slow. I'm sorry about that. If you really want me to work on it, then message me. I could use some nagging.
So that's about it. If you want me to read your work, then read mine, or just let me know. :D
P.S. Yes, I drew that dragon. On my dorm wall no less. The RA was not pleased.
A word on Lockwood (WARNING: This may contain spoilers):
When I started writing this story it was black and white. There was good, there was evil, and that was it. But as I've gotten older, and as I've gotten to know these characters more, I've learned that there is grey. For this reason, the story has changed. It is no longer about the physical struggle between good and evil culminating in an epic LOTR-ish battle. It is now about the internal struggles each character faces. Jessie is not a paragon of light; she is motivated by hatred. Noka comes to regret killing the woman he loved and redeems himself, but is still killed. Throughout the story, Jessie faces scrutiny as to whether or not she actually is the princess. She never regains her memory, never fully realizes her own identity, yet still comes into possession of the throne. It is twisted, and it is complicated. And it is because of this that some later chapters will not match up with earlier ones. I apologize for this. This is my second writing of this story (though the first ended 3/4 of the way through. I never did get to write my epic battle), and my goal is to get it all written down. As the plot moves along, things may seem to get a bit disjointed and fragmented. I beg your indulgence and patience.
Marie Ellen (1)