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Joined 01-08-10, id: 706147, Profile Updated: 01-21-13
Author has written 30 stories for Essay, General, General, Life, Nature, Fantasy, Fantasy, Supernatural, and Young Adult.

Black Cap's the name. I write stuff.

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Announcements: After two years, I think it's safe to say that I'm inactive on Fictionpress. I'm still doing writing advice, just mostly offline, and what I do online probably won't be on here. Glad to see my guides are still helping people out, even though my old work makes me cringe a little bit.

For the two people who read it and enjoyed it, Crepuscular is still floating around in my head. Keep an eye out for it on Kindle one of these days.

Black Cap, signing off.

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Here are some of the websites I often reference in the Sane Writer's Guide. All four are extremely helpful and useful for the newbie writer.

Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org/

Although nearly everyone who's ever done a report for school before probably has used Wikipedia at some point, it's definitely a handy website to have on hand. Useful for any writing projects requiring extensive research. Correct most of the time.

TV Tropes: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage

The writer's best friend. Contains virtually everything any writer would ever need to know, from guides to ancient mythologies to inherent silliness. If it's writing-related, they've probably got something there for it. Also, it's an epic time-waster.

Superhero Nation: http://www.superheronation.com

One of those one-in-a-million finds. This writing advice website specializes in superheroes, hence the name, but is also extremely helpful for fantasy and science fiction as well. A humorous and incredibly helpful source, recommended for any original fiction writer looking for both help and feedback.

Limyaael's Fantasy Rants: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitleidkp0hmb6z6x?from=Main.LimyaaelsFantasyRants

The rantings of an English graduate student on writing topics from foreshadowing to author avatars. Much better than its sounds, and excellent for any writer, fantasy or otherwise. Note: The word "Rant" is in the title. This should be a warning.

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Crepuscular reviews
I was sure of three things. First, Tristan wasn't human. Second, he was hopelessly in love with me – and yet it didn't feel as convincing as it should have. And third, I was assuredly and definitely certain that I didn't feel the same way about him.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,772 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/18/2011 - Published: 4/1/2011
The Hardest Part Of Ending reviews
In a world where superhuman biomachines have driven out their creators, one wanderer will continue his journey, facing both adversity of the techno-organic kind and his own personal demons in order to recover the only surviving piece of the life he lost.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,974 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 3/18/2011 - Published: 3/11/2011
Musings of a Bored Writer: At Peace
The air is cold as I/Look to a world/Of green-leafed trees and emerald grass..." Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. A peaceful trek gives way to a mildly horrific revelation. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 213 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: And the Dreamers Dream
dream another dream for me/so that I can sleep again/and go back home..." Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. This one's yet another poem built around the theme of dreaming. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Complete
Juliet Waits reviews
A cynical author struggling to overcome a case of writer's block finds himself visited by an archetype - one of the immortal characters of the literary world, specifically that of the tragic heroine. She has many names, but most know her best as Juliet.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,292 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/25/2011 - Published: 2/10/2011
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Robots in Fiction reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on robots in fiction, from mindless killing machines and mechanical love interests to the thought-provoking debate on what qualifies as human. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,317 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/18/2011 - Complete
Charming reviews
Oneshot. It's the same old story of a savvy princess, a clever prince, and three "impossible" tasks. Featuring: a bored dragon, an unusual ocarina, a teaspoon of angst, a bottomless lake, a lost ring, and a full chorus of uncannily intelligent songbirds.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,196 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/1/2011 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Complete
Unconscious Mind: Scribble Down Daydreams reviews
The ramblings of a solitary writer; nothing more, nothing less. Stream of consciousness writing on envy and terrible drawing skills. A different style from my usual poetry. Part of the Unconscious Mind series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Complete
Yours is the Pen That Will Pierce the Heavens reviews
A reflection on National Novel Writing Month of 2010: of the trials, tricks, and trash-talking naysayers. Despite my overall failure, I feel like I won this year. Title shamelessly borrowed from Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 773 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/1/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Dance Until Drowsy reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "A ballet troupe/of old men/with silver-white hair/and silk robes the color of new snow..." The reason why Wings should not have sugar before sleeping. MOBW series.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/5/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Halfway to Duet reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "A guitarist/in a coffeeshop/Is alone in a crowd of people. He waits..." Another character piece, I'm experimenting with a new poetry style. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/27/2010 - Complete
Unconscious Mind: Song Stuck In My Head
The ramblings of a solitary writer; nothing more, nothing less. Stream of consciousness writing on the many mysteries of the Internet and emo music. I'm experimenting with a new poetry style, and I think it's working. Part of the Unconscious Mind series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Published: 10/27/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: The Color of Ash reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Not shining/nor bright/but faded/and aged..." Written about something I can't really remember. Is it a color, a person, an object? The world may never know...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/20/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Warpaint reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Crimson paint/splattered across an unmarked canvas/fierce painter/sword-brush in hand..." Something I wrote after realizing that blood and red ink look very much alike.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/16/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Pandora's Jar reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Jar of nightmares/and daydreams errant/sent as a gift/sealed on a shelf..." Yet another take on the world of Greek mythology. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/13/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Champion reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Heartbeats stronger/than the roar of the crowd..." An odd poem that might be about sports; although I honestly haven't a clue. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Ode to Dandelions reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Dance-stepping/over and around/cheerful dandelions..." Thoughts on Canadian plant life. Still confused as to why I wrote about the weeds. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/7/2010 - Complete
Shuffle reviews
A collection of multi-genre, song-based short stories/drabbles/things defying category laws. Began life as a writing challenge, but became something more along the way. The daughter's father watches, quietly we assume... Second-to-last chapter.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,184 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/7/2010 - Published: 5/24/2010
Musings of a Bored Writer: Dreamseeker
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Grasping at straws in the darkness..." Written while creating The Sane Writer's Guide to Idea Development. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Published: 10/2/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Gravedigger reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "Some children/played outside/carving racetracks and scribbling in sand..." A little reminiscence and wishful thinking brought this into being. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/2/2010 - Complete
Musings of a Bored Writer: Peddler of Wishes reviews
Just another poem written by just another probably-not-emo writer. "The peddler of wishes steps along/The pathways of the universe..." A small idea which grew into something much more substantial. Part of the Musings of a Bored Writer series.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 295 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/26/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Idea Development reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on idea development, and one specific approach to going from a concept to a universe. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/26/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Spelling and Grammar reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on - you guessed it - spelling and grammar mistakes and how to eliminate them - as well as exactly why those making the mistakes should care. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 753 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/27/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Character Description reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on character description, from identifying bland description to making the reader honestly see your characters. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/12/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Narration reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the various styles of narration, from first person to journal-format narration. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,243 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: The Self Insert reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the idealized author avatars which appear with alarming regularity, from identification to avoidance. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series. NOTE: Formerly a chapter of SWG Mary Sues.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,115 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Angels, Demons, & Gods reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the "deus" part of deus ex machina, from ancient pantheons to modern interpretations. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series. NOTE: Formerly the second chapter of SWG Fantasy.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,145 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Fantastic Creatures reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the creatures of fantasy, from dragons to hippocampi. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series. NOTE: Formerly The SWG to Fantasy, was split into separate parts.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/10/2010 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Titles reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on how to create titles that will attract prospective readers. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,638 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: The Mary Sue reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the original Mary Sue archetype, from what they are to how to avoid creating them. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series. NOTE: Formerly the SWG to Mary Sues as a whole.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,742 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/10/2010 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Complete