Author has written 34 stories for Supernatural, Politics, Fantasy, Fable, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Essay, and Kids.
Nerissa McCormick, at your service! *bows*
About me... well, let's see.
Northern Irish • 20-year-old • asexual • Christian
I'm one of the least organised writers ever (when I start a chapter I rarely know how it'll end). I have a probably unhealthy fascination with fairy-tales. I never think anything I write is any good once I finish writing it. At any one time I have at least a dozen different story ideas cluttering up my head. I'm very good at procrastinating.
I'm on Wattpad, Critique Circle and Movellas under the same or nearly the same username. I've a Fanfiction dot Net account, but life and a lack of inspiration mean I haven't used it for about two years. On Archive of Our Own I go by certain_as_the_sun.
You can also find me on Tumblr at talesofsorrowandofruin[dot]tumblr[dot]com, and on Blogspot at a-sequence-of-continuous-delights[dot]blogspot[dot]com. My Tumblr is where I post or reblog anything I'm interested in, from writing tips to Lord of the Rings gifs, and on Blogspot I review books and period dramas.
Watership Down: The world-building! The descriptions! The characters! Everything about it is amazing!
Pride and Prejudice: Quite possibly the greatest romance novel ever written, and one of the few I enjoy.
Bleak House: Hilarious in some parts, heartbreaking in others, and brilliant throughout.
The Silmarillion: One of the most depressing, hard to read books ever written, but also one of the best books ever written.
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings: The films are good. The books are even better.
Chronicles of Narnia: Ignoring The Last Battle, this is one of the best fantasy series I've ever read.
Howl's Moving Castle: Sophie is one of my favourite fictional characters, and Howl isn't far behind.
Charlotte's Web: Ouch.
Alice in Wonderland: Weird, but good.
Anne of Green Gables: Every single character is so real.
Ivanhoe: Disappointing because a certain pairing doesn't become canon, but a great book in every other way.
Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien
Obsessed with musicals (I have The Sound of Music and Les Misérables memorised).
Favourites, in no particular order:
Sound of Music, Les Mis, Singin' in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera (but don't ever mention the film), anything by Disney (though Beauty and the Beast -- the original, not the remake -- is my absolute favourite), Elisabeth (why is there no English production? Why?), West Side Story, Anastasia (both film and theatre versions, with a slight preference for the vaguely-more-realistic theatre version), Roméo et Juliette (the staging and costumes are almost always weird, but the story and music is great) and anything and everything Takarazuka.
The Greatest Showman is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It's a pretty silly film with truly appalling historical inaccuracies (why did they make it about P. T. Barnum -- who was historically a horrible man -- instead of a fictional character?), but it's entertaining. Mozart! das Musical is another guilty pleasure. It's not even remotely accurate, and can be incredibly dull at times, but it has some good songs. And that's all that matters in a musical :)
Favourite Films/TV Series:
Star Wars (but not the prequels!), Lord of the Rings, Prince of Egypt, Chronicles of Narnia (impatiently waiting for the next film), Pride and Prejudice (1995, not 2005), North and South, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, How to Train Your Dragon, Rise of the Guardians, Cranford, Wives and Daughters, The Princess Wei Young, Jurassic Park/Jurassic World...
If it's a period drama, there's a good chance I'll either have watched it or mean to watch it. Especially if it's adapted from a Dickens novel.
Most of my short stories are stand-alone one-shots, with two exceptions.
Will Torchthwaite 'verse
The (mis)adventures of a young witch. Currently has two stories:
How Not to Mend A Broom
Old Friends 'verse:
Short stories about personifications of towns. Currently has four stories:
My multi-chapter stories:
Death and the Emperor: Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, a bit of romance, and goodness knows how many other genres. The first book is complete, and I haven't started the second yet. It started out based on Alice in Wonderland with a bit of inspiration from Hades and Persephone, then some Elisabeth and Narnia influences crept in.
Books 1 and 2 are finished and posted. I'll write book 3 for NaNoWriMo, and its first chapter will be posted on 3rd December.
Has five side-stories/bonus chapters uploaded separately:
The Undiscovered Country
Age So Crammed With Madness: No idea what genre this is, but it's set in a steampunk alternate universe. Camp NaNo project for April '18. Turned out to be a spectacular failure, but I've posted all the chapters I finished.
Currently on hiatus.
In a Weary World: Retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Completed and being uploaded. It's frankly a mess, but hopefully posting it here will motivate me to edit it. Eventually.
Updates every Tuesday and Friday.
Don't Open Till Morning and Other Stories: A collection of short stories I'm writing for the October Spooky Writing Challenge (OSWC2018) on Tumblr. Updates daily... probably.
All my stories are first drafts, so please excuse any plot holes, mistakes and the general mess that first drafts tend to be.
That's all I can think of at the minute :)