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Joined 11-19-10, id: 752707, Profile Updated: 05-05-12
Author has written 9 stories for Historical, Young Adult, and General.

Im Rebecca. I've been writing since fifth grade, and reading just as long. I absolutely LOVE english history and almost always thats all i read about. California for the win :). I get good enough grades considering I spend my class time writing and plotting and wishing I was anywhere else. Im (or at least like to think that im) crazy and fun to be around.I'm really, like REALLY weird at times, and I'm sure I can be annoying too, but my friends put up with me cuz I literally love everyone, even the people who hate on me. Except High school. It hates me and I hate it.

I have no clue what I want to be because I have a lot of areas Im strong in, like I could try writing for a living, being a historian, being a psychiatrist, being a forensic anaylist, being a federal agent, being a writer for a TV show...you get the point haha. But I do know that one day, I'm going to travel the world and all it has to offer, and I'll be happy.

Im 15, and I escape the depressing life of mine in my writing, reading, tv/ movie watching, and my dreaming. A lot of my writing has at least a slight connection to things I go through or my friends go through, and writing is sort of my therapy really.

MY STORIES

My main story that ive been writing and revising since i was ten, is Courting Survival. I have loved Tudor history ever since i picked a book out of my teacher's student library that was called, Mary Bloody Mary, and one day in that summer finished reading a different book, probably my tenth in the genre, and just thought to myself, ya know what would be awesome? If I wrote a story this good! So i went to my kitchen, grabbed a notebook and pen, ran back outside and jumped into my hammock and wrote down my idea. In 2011, that notebook turned into a 20 chapter novel that still wasn't finished with only one connection to the original notebook plot. Now, May 5th 2012, that last connection has been severed and it is a completely different story than the one I started out to write that summer day in Fifth grade. This is my current summary for (title soon to be revised) Courting Survival:

The year is 1527 in the English countryside. A simple merchant's daughter, Katherine Manson was never raised to be a courtier. She would have been perfectly content spending the rest of her days locked away with her books. But when righteous Katherine was led astray by a questionable yet begrudgingly handsome stable boy, Katherine uncovers a much more sinister plot surrounding the circumstances of her birth and her family. As the secrets begin to tumble from the skeleton closet, the teen is unable to handle the betrayal and runs away. But a chance encounter that brings her into the companionship of a mysterious ex-soldier also brings the opportunity of a life at the English court, if she will serve but one favor to Sir Thomas Cromwell: spies on “The Great Lady”, Anne Boleyn. As an unlikely friendship blooms between the two ladies, will she still be able to report her friend to Cromwell? Will her mysterious friend’s true intentions reveal their evil basis? Will her family’s tenuous past cause her greatest downfall? And will she be able to accomplish her own reasons for going to court before she gets herself disgraced, or worse yet, murdered?

Another story of mine, the Widower, will have any possible new chapters postponed for i have found a way for it to be sort of a prequel novel to CS, though it would have scenes from two years before, during, a a year or two after CS takes place, in a slightly different location, and not at all involving the court. The characters from CS (Katherine and whoever she ends up choosing as her husband) will be included in the Widower, though will not be main characters and will likely not be mentioned very often until the middle-ending of the story. So i am putting off posting new chapters of it so that they will be posted once i have completed CS, then as it will serve as a prequel, i will commence with the sequel to CS which will, if my master plan works out correctly, involve characters from The Widower.

The rest are mostly short stories or contest stories or merely free writing.

CHARACTER WISHLIST

This is the best depiction of the way i visualize my characters from Courting Survival. Each one has a link to a picture that is what that character looks like:

Katherine (either there, here, here, or here. Its all the same person just different photos)

Edward

Hugh

Alice

Richard

Clary

Princess Mary

Bess

Jane either there, or here

Marcus

Updates

9/6/11-- voting starts tomorrow for the sept. WCC, please see the WCC section under My Stories to find the voting link. This month, my entry is Seeking Vengeance.

ALSO-- 1st half of chapter 18, Courting Survival is up! In a few days, ill replace it with the full chapter.

9/13/11-- so im having a bit of writer's block for the 2nd half of C.S., if my readers have any suggestions, PLEASE PM ME, i need some help on this guys!!! Also, my story stats are down so the only way i can tell if my readers are out there reading is if you guys review, and theyre all returned!!! So pleaseeeee send me some review love!

5/5/12-- HEY GUYS, haven't been online in a really long time and I'm really sorry D, a lot of drama and nuisance and high school crap. But I'm back, for as long as i can! Im reworking Courting Survival, with plot changes, time setting changes, and name changes. Im trying to create a new working title, new names for Katherine and Edward, as well as Will, Bess, Alice and Jane. Basically every character who I created is being changed a bit. I have a list of names I'm considering, but I NEED MY READER'S INPUT. Message me your ideas and if I like it, I might use it! If i use it, I'll mention you in my authors note and promote you! Plus you'll earn my everlasting love and friendship :) haha bye, love you all!

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The Merchant's Daughter by Jackaroe reviews
Jeanie is the plain & proper daughter of an English merchant; but all plainness & propriety are abandoned when her stepsister's fiancé, a boy she secretly loves herself, is pressed into the navy and Jeanie herself resolves, alone, to bring him back.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 159,417 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 5/23/2006
The Angel Kristoph by Dr. Self Destruct reviews
Can an angel still hope for redemption when the blood of countless innocents stains his hands? /Story Removed/
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 12,020 - Reviews: 719 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 7/24/2012 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Complete
Beautiful by keyblademaster123 reviews
It is their last day together. They are at the beach, a tradition they have faithfully followed for almost four years. His final request? That she describe the scenery to him one last time.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 338 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2011 - Published: 7/24/2011 - Complete
Oh, How Life Changed by violetteromantic reviews
Life changes as you grow older. And the changes aren't "necessarily" good.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 514 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
Hat by thewhimsicalbard reviews
June 2011 WCC winner. "I can understand wearing a hat that represents one hundred years of total failure to your calculus final, but this is going to be the greatest concert you've ever been to."
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/6/2011 - Complete
Writing is a kind of magic by Rambina reviews
I write to read and I read to write.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/7/2009 - Complete
Show Don't Tell Exercises by Like a Lullaby Goodbye
Two practices in showing and not just telling. Short but with good descriptions and micro-story-like qualities.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 316 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2009 - Complete
Writing by Tomatehispipe reviews
Writing, is like a magic power.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 952 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/31/2009 - Complete
Writing by goodnight moonshine reviews
The majority of writers are like this
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/17/2005
On Writing by Clones-for-Breakfast reviews
Why do I write? Why do *you* write? Why does anyone write?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 662 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/12/2003
The Dying Art Of Writing by Maxamus reviews
My opinion of writing and publishing
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 610 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2002
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The Summer I Learned To Live
An auto-biographical account of life in the Dominican Republic, this story details my struggle between doing what I wanted and what was right for me to do while adjusting to new cultural norms and recreating myself as an Amigos Volunteer. I know there was substance I called my life before the summer of 2013, but I was merely surviving; running on autopilot. I returned alive. How?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,070 - Published: 1/21
Freshman Year
Carrie has just saved herself from a problem that plagues many teens; depression. But now she's left with too many regrets and guilt over the things she did in her darkest moments. Will she ever be forgiven? Can she forgive herself? Reviews returned!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,175 - Published: 5/5/2012
Courting Survival: a story of Tudor England reviews
A new spy for Wolsey, Katherine is troubled by newly revealed secrets from her parent's past & the events that happened as she was escorted to Henry VIII's court. What will she do to protect all she loves when her life, love,& liberty are at stake?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 68,316 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/24/2011 - Published: 12/3/2010
Seeking Vengeance reviews
Sylvia comes home to find her parents murdered. Three years later, she goes back to her home with her boyfriend to try and move on. But *can* she when their killer is still on the loose? Why is their case still a cold one? Written for Sept. WCC.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,512 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/5/2011 - Published: 9/1/2011
After All the Things You Put Me Through reviews
Whats she to do when she finds her first love to be someone who apparently hates her,when she continually puts her heart on the line for him but is forced to struggle with his rejections,again & again.What about when he turns out to actually care for her?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,756 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/18/2011 - Published: 7/5/2011
This is the Story of a Girl reviews
Hope Adam's life has not been easy. With no family, and abuse from both the foster care system and the legal system, she can only find one man she trusts who would never betray her... But what happens when he does? Written for the August WCC.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,929 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Complete
The Widower reviews
When a loving husband finds his wife & son dead in childbirth,he is left desolate & alone.But with the friendship of his wife's midwife & a long kept secret unveiled,will he finally be set free from his guilt over his wife's death and be able to move on?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,192 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/6/2011 - Published: 7/1/2011
Walking on Fatal Ground reviews
Marilyn:american with hidden jewish heritage relocated to Germany just before WW2 who is awe struck by Hitler.Virginia:All America girl who hates Hitler w/ a burning passion.Jack:English mercenary w/ mixed allegiances.Somehow,theyre all connected-but how?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,027 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/21/2011
For the Love of a King reviews
When Anne Boleyn is executed,how is it possible to believe no one felt reverberations through their lives? This is my view of the possible lasting effects of a Tudor execution on the lives of the Stafford household:Anne Boleyn's sister Mary,and her family
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,630 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/9/2011