J.C. Bailey
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Joined 01-14-08, id: 596084, Profile Updated: 11-10-14
Author has written 19 stories for Young Adult, Song, Love, Nature, Essay, and Life.

Hello! My name is Jacey. I am 22 years old and I live in Florida. I enjoy writing all kinds of free-verse poems, short stories, and longer novellas/novels (provided I am ever actually able to finish one). Below is a sampling of my poems, essays, and short stories. I am a huge fan of all the arts: music, literature, art. I like to listen to all kinds of music: rock, pop, rap, etc in both Spanish and English. I am an amateur art buff. My favorite art pieces come from the ancient world (mainly Rome and Greece) and Classical and Baroque Italy. As far as literature goes, I have a pretty varied interest. Of course, the obligatory J.K. Rowling, but probably my absolute favorite books series is the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card. I will read anything that peaks my interest though, really.

The picture displayed here on my profile is one I took while in Puerto Rico. It's of a beach called Mata La Gata, in La Parguera.

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Quotes about writers and writing

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams

"There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder." - Brian Aldiss

"The story...must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and evil within a single person." - Maxwell Anderson

"Either a writer doesn't want to talk about his work, or he talks about it more than you want." - Anatole Broyard

"Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any." - Orson Scott Card

"When men ask me how I know so much about men, they get a simple answer: everything I know about men, I learned from me." - Anton Chekhov

"It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly." - C.J. Cherryh

"Books aren't written, they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it..." - Michael Crichton

"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." - E.L. Doctorow

"If you start with a bang, you won't end with a whimper." - T.S. Eliot

"It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does." - William Faulkner

"I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within." - Gustave Flaubert

"Observe, don't imitate." - John M. Ford

"If you haven't got an idea, start a story anyway. You can always throw it away, and maybe by the time you get to the fourth page you will have an idea, and you'll only have to throw away the first three pages." - William Campbell Gault

"The writer's genetic inheritance and her or his experiences shape the writer into a unique individual, and it is this uniqueness that is the writer's only stuff for sale." - James Gunn

"It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about." - L.P. Hartley

"Fiction is about stuff that's screwed up." - Nancy Kress

"You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer..." - Stephen Leigh

"Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending." - Henry Wadsworth Longsfellow

"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." - Somerset Maugham

"Writing is its own reward." - Henry Miller

"Children read books, not reviews. They don't give a hoot about critics." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"By writing much, one learns to write well." - Robert Southey

"The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book." - Mickey Spillane

"The only way to learn to write is to write." - Peggy Teeters

"Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything." - Ivana Trump

"I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything. I just want to write." P.G. Wodehouse

"Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up." - Jane Yolen

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From White to Black reviews
Hi, so I wanted to get some people's opinions on this. It's a prologue to a story I'm working on and I was looking to see what people thought of it. Constructive criticism appreciated. Thanks!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/30/2015 - Complete
I Remember
Viewpoint of someone who has lost a family member. Poem is about receiving the phone call about the incident and the night after.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Published: 11/10/2014 - Complete
What I Wouldn't Give
This is a poem I wrote during a kind of dark point in my life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Complete
Pietà by Michelangelo
Just a piece on Michelangelo's famous work, the Pietà.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Published: 3/20/2011 - Complete
An Analysis of Phoenix Jackson and the Symbolism reviews
Full Title: An Analysis of Phoenix Jackson and the Symbolism of A Worn Path. Exploring the legend of the phoenix in light of "A Worn Path."
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,687 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Complete
The Reef Tour reviews
This is a poem I wrote for my Communications class. I hope you all enjoy it. Reviews are very much appreciated!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/3/2010 - Complete
What Makes A Hero? reviews
What is it that makes a hero? I'm thinking about editing this so it's a little more interesting to read it was initially a school assignment and do a miniseries on why certain Harry Potter characters are heroes.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,132 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/27/2010 - Complete
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A Motto for the Future
An essay on the importance of recycling
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,336 - Published: 6/27/2010 - Complete
Tomorrow Is Not Guaranteed
Life is not eternal. People die, leaving only memories in return.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 534 - Published: 11/24/2009 - Complete
The Colosseum of Rome
An essay on the Colosseum of Rome.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,128 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio
An essay on the art piece "The Calling of Saint Matthew" by Caravaggio.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,541 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
Religion in Ancient Egypt reviews
An essay on religion in Ancient Egypt with an emphasis on the Amarna heresy.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,160 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
St Mary Magdalen by Donatello
An essay on the art piece "St. Mary Magdalen" by Donatello.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,305 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
Behind the Name: The Crucible reviews
An essay discussing the meaning behind the title of the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 441 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
On the River reviews
This beautiful place is the one place I truly belong.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/19/2008 - Complete
Wonder reviews
Have you ever wondered what love is about?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/19/2008 - Complete
Little Baby I Will Be There reviews
A lullaby I wrote for my little sister.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/29/2008 - Complete
Memories and Flowers reviews
Glimpses of the life of a young man who deals with becoming a parent at a young age.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 914 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2008 - Complete
Watching Over Me reviews
23 year old Emily is struggling to find her way again after the death of her husband and finds help in the most unusual of places. One shot.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 550 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2008 - Complete