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Joined 10-10-09, id: 692761, Profile Updated: 04-18-12
Author has written 2 stories for Love, and Essay.

Welcome stranger! You've stumbled upon my reclusive bunker in FP.

I've had my nose buried in books since I was about five and reading Green Eggs and Ham to my mom. I've been 'seriously' writing since I was thirteen and enjoy it more than a lot of girls my age seem to, and that goes for reading too. I've thought a lot about what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. Math isn't brain combusting but I've always hated it, loved history, hated most of my other subjects... But weaving a scene, painting it to life with lovingly chosen words is what I want to do, and happen to adore. It's what I've always loved to do, even in early grade school when teachers made kids write weird mangled versions of fables or holiday stories.

On Reviewing: In my opinion reviews or comments should be at least a little detailed (though I am guilty of small comments). It's about me putting my two cents concerning the quality of someone's story and about what needs improvement... In my reviews I try to put in what I want people to do for me; to pay attention to little details and encourage, and pass on knowledge of what about eight-plus years of obsessive reading and writing has given me.

ON GOOD REVIEWS: This includes a large scope of things. Reading a story is easy. You let the writers description wash over you and paint a picture and take on life in your mind. See? Easy.

It's the paying attention to detail as you read and let the story take you away that is pretty hard sometimes. A few tips to look out for: Find an off seeming sentence? Typos? Missing letters or places that the sentence cuts off. Notifying the writer is very good, don't be afraid to look like an irritating bug or something. BUT most times it would really help the writer if you copy and paste the exact sentence or paragraph so they don't take time trying to find something a reviewer mentioned with ambiguous wording. Also, if you think you can, then offer alternate wordings on sentences that could help them.

To really show the writer without a doubt that you paid attention try reference things from the story and comment on them. In fact simply putting your thoughts on the story in general into the review is good, even the little musings that popped into your head at what was written. You never know it might inspire them in some way.

General critique of the story; on characterization when it's FF, on quality of OC or lack there of, on details being too thin or too Purple Prose and flowery, on action being too wooden and fake, on emotion being flat and unrealistic... Plain and simple, for you writers with online published stuff, just put into a review what you really want from readers reviewing.

A lot of writers here on FF, while few over all, crave critique because it'll help them improve. A hell of a lot don't get that help. I'm one of them too, but I usually critique only when I'm in the mood or if I'm asked.

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My Personal Human Thermos by White Rose Blossom reviews
"Move your hand an inch in any direction and you're dead meat. You're mine for the night." They were the first words I had ever said to him. What I never realized is just what those words would lead to... oneshot
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,429 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Complete
Essay on Fiction Writing & Writers by Fox Trot 9 reviews
These are my thoughts on why people post stories on this site. Believe me, the essay is WAY better than the summary. I promise! I pinky-swear it!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,898 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 17 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Complete
Revenge of the Fatties by ScheherazOdd reviews
I slap my belly in your general direction.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 791 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/30/2010 - Complete
I Love You Please Don't Kill Me? by Anything.But.Perfection reviews
ONESHOT Jaden, the captain of the bloodthirsty football team, and possibly the strongest guy in the school stood stuttering before me, "I fell in love with you. I don't know when or how," he flinched, "Don't kill me?"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,382 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/25/2010 - Complete
The Fictionpress Writer's Guide by Charming Dice reviews
Anything and everything you want to know about this site. Want to know the secret to getting reviews, the tricks other writers don't want you to know? The answers are here. And there's more, to be written in a variety of styles. 1st draft. To be refined.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,154 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 8/2/2010
12 Lessons We Can Learn from SMeyer by Savage February reviews
There are many lessons we can learn from the iconic Stephenie Meyer.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2010 - Complete
A Self Insert Mary Sue at its Very Finest by EdibleCytoplasm reviews
An essay on why Bella Swan of the Twilight series is an awful character. There's a euphemism for you.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
My Meaningless Existence at a Frozen Yogurt Shop by the milk bottle reviews
ONE-SHOT. It was on that day that I began my downward spiral of meaningless sex, alcoholism, violence, and… okay, not really. But it felt close to something like that.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,083 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 629 - Follows: 38 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Complete
The Bubblegum Fairy and The Bad Boy by G0bSmackt reviews
Even if it was cliché, the too good girl finally tamed the too bad boy. It had taken a bubblegum chewing fairy to find his heart and all he wanted to do now was be worthy. And all she wanted to do was be his. SKoW Member Challenge - Bubblegum
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,143 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 740 - Follows: 65 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Complete
The Ballad of Lucy and Ben by 27madeleine27 reviews
A tragic love story of two childhood friends.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
Dragon Roses by Tygati reviews
When an enslaved young man finds a tiny dragon lurking amongst the roses, little does he know that his entire life is about to change.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,284 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/9/2009 - Complete
Writing by writerchic16 reviews
Why I write fanfiction.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,498 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/5/2008 - Complete
Impulse by White Rose Blossom reviews
“Did you honestly,” he panted, pausing to grin, “Just compare me to a Greek sex god?” Oh, he so wasn’t going to let that go, was he? -- Aphrodite never saw this coming...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,401 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 567 - Follows: 39 - Published: 3/9/2008 - Complete
Moon River by pixy-dizzy reviews
Pen is not earth mother. And the boy is not gentle. But he is lovely and broken and if she could stop being a chickenshit she could call him up and ask him to take her to Casablanca. This is how the world begins.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,872 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Complete
An Open Letter to Teenagers by Xineph reviews
Read it.Please.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,608 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/17/2007 - Complete
Not Like Her by bright horizon splash reviews
It felt pretty good to write this.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/13/2005
The Writer's Lament by Kurome Shiretsu reviews
Everyone who has ever set fingers to a keyboard in an attempt to write a story or poem will identify with this. It's a slightly humorous look at the chaos we writers go through and the headaches we suffer in our attempts to make great literature. R&R!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 579 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2004
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On Atheism and my Reasons Why reviews
My thoughts on Atheism, God and the world. Does anyone think they can tell me why to believe? **Edited and added to.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,887 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/30/2010
Killer Little Bug reviews
For anyone who's ever had a crush and or fallen hard.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 530 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Complete