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Joined 02-26-11, id: 766613, Profile Updated: 04-24-13
Author has written 46 stories for Fantasy, General, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Play, Kids, Essay, Family, and Fable.

Greetings! Welcome to my corner of the internet! I hope you enjoy yourself.

I have some fiction on here, and an increasing number of essays. The fiction is old - I have a new profile now. The essays are mostly new, and most of them pertain to the art of fiction. Anything from naming your characters to writing your summary, hopefully I've covered it or will cover it. Curious about something I haven't written yet? PM me and I'll see what I can do!

I'll start taking beta requests again at the beginning of summer, but probably not anytime before then.

My favorite books are Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead all by Orson Scott Card, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and A Separate Peace by John Knowles. And, of course the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan - because how can you not like those books?

Favorite music is Skillet, Evanescence, Thousand Foot Krutch, RED, tobyMac, and any of those.

I guess that's all you need to know about me! Oh, wait. My historical hero is, by FAR, Thomas Jefferson. The man was a genius. Okay I'm done! Go read essays now :)

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Starlight by AnimeViolinist001 reviews
Sick of being the black sheep of his family, Orion runs away from home. While doing so, he meets Elizabeth, an artist who seems to have been the odd one in her family as well. As problems from both of their pasts arise, the two soon form a bond like no other.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,630 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2013 - Published: 7/15/2012
Present Tense by Herr Fritz reviews
The first time a girl ever told me she liked me was at a Laundromat. Sure I'm nerdy, but I just wish I could stop being a grammar nazi...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,526 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Complete
Nothing Wrong With It by elilover2 reviews
She thought he was perfect, everyone did. She thought he was perfect, so she decided to follow him, just to get more time with him. She keeps a notebook with her, so she can write down what he does, and read it later. But, what she finds out isn't what she expected. Everyone said he was perfect. She knew he wasn't.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,492 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2012 - Complete
Atheism by A Montgomery reviews
With this piece, I mean to write a polite, un-obtrusive objection to Atheism, which could, perhaps, arouse interesting and enlightening debate that can only prove constructive and effective.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,216 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/2/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Complete
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Is That Your Final Answer? reviews
Stereotypes happen when we don't bother to dig deeper and ask, "What ELSE?" while we write.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 616 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/9/2013 - Complete
Reviews: An Art Form
We write stories, but does anyone ever tell us how to review OTHER stories? Learn how to become the best reviewer on FictionPress
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,036 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Complete
He Said WHAT? reviews
FictionPress is a site designed for writers to critique each other's work. So why is it that so many people are afraid of a "bad" review? Here I have some tips on how to appropriately and maturely handle that review that nobody really wants to get.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,050 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Complete
Real Writers reviews
Here on FictionPress, sometimes we can be a sloppy group of trembling wanna-be's - and what's worse, we coined the name for ourselves. At these times, we need to step back and start realizing what we actually are. We are real writers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 733 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Complete
Are You My Beta? reviews
There are enough writing guides on this site to drown any novice writer (or experienced). But when it comes time for a writer to find a beta reader, nobody knows how to ask. This is a guide designed to give you a basic outline for your next beta request.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 881 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/25/2013 - Complete
Dun Got That, Sweetie Pie? reviews
Sometimes, dialogue can be a big green wart on the back of the frog of fiction. How exactly do you write dialogue? How do you make it useful to the story? How do you differentiate between who's speaking? And, when's ye eva gonna use a accent?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,298 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2013 - Complete
What They Don't Tell You about Mary-Sue
Mary-Sue: a lack of definition of character. Here are some helpful ways for you to bring your character out of the cardboard box into the real world. And no, hopefully I don't repeat all the things you've already read about this topic.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,092 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/24/2013 - Complete
And then You Stop and Ask Yourself--
A short compendium of questions that every writer should ask himself while working on a project, ranging from broad to very specific.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 753 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2013 - Complete
The Secret Life of the American Description reviews
I've never liked description. So I thought to myself, "Why does everybody think description is so great, anyway?" Turns out a couple of famous guys agree with me. Here's the secret side of the coin called description.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,382 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Complete
On Essays
An essay on how to write essays. Fun, right? A two-part tutorial on the secrets of great formal essays writing, and the secrets of fun informal essays.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,206 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2013
Mimicry reviews
A short petition to the older generation to behave in a way my generation is proud to copy.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 517 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2013 - Complete
How to Become a Great Writer in 10 Minutes reviews
In which I relate to you everything there is to know about becoming one of The Greats. Tailored for today's go-go-go culture, you will learn how to transform into a "I stayed up all night reading it" author in only 10 minutes - or less. Absolutely free! (with a twelve dollar purchase)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Complete
A Very Real Debate on Idealism
Was Fitzgerald influenced by the poem 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' (John Keats) when writing 'The Great Gatsby? In a word, yes. A comparative essay due on Monday, and I would love any advice you have for me! Specifically on how to shorten it. Thank you!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,887 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Complete
Our Day to Remember reviews
Today is President's Day. This is our one day to be mature about everything that's going on, but do we bother? Not hardly.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 383 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Complete
What Channel am I On?
Why knowing your audience is of the utmost importance when writing. (Rated K for sarcastic mention of "red injuns" that really have nothing to do with the topic at hand)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5/2013 - Complete
Grammar Aryans reviews
Yes, I know, I'm beating a dead horse that's already been beaten. But humor me. Why grammar and all its friends are important for you, yes you, and your survival in the dog-eat-dog world of FictionPress.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Complete
I Suck at Summaries reviews
There is no way to stress how important summaries are - and how many people don't realize it.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,321 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/21/2012 - Complete
Service of 7 Lessons and Names reviews
7 short tips on creating and using names effectively in fiction. Because names are the Hershey's Kiss on top of the peanut butter cookie.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/8/2012 - Complete
Faking History reviews
My teacher mentioned that there's a call to censor the book Huckleberry Finn. All because of one little word that starts with N. Why removing such language from school coursework will damage our future. T for, well, implied swearing - no actual foul language is used.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 469 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/4/2012 - Complete
Thank You
a quick note of thanks to all those citizens of the United States who voted
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Published: 11/6/2012 - Complete
So You Think You Can be Equal reviews
What are the economic consequences of legislating equal pay for women? Is equal pay really such a good thing after all? This is not a sexist rant, trust me. I'm female.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 706 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Complete
Goal: Reviews reviews
Yet another FictionPress writing guide, yes, we writers are annoying, aren't we? I will not, however, point out problems that 94.7% of all FP stories have and how to fix them. Instead, I will walk through the process from start to finish - hopefully eliminating those problems along the way. Update: a very good place to start
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,024 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 9/24/2012
Hanged my Sorrows reviews
Ray has his birds of sorrow. He hangs them from the ceiling, all 1,246 of them. He also has Rosemary's rosemary candle and its awful rosemary smell. And he has caller ID.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 783 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Complete
All Clad reviews
Take a look around your high school. There are four misfits sitting against the wall in your history class, and they all have it out for each other - in one way or another. But watch those four misfits closely; someday, they'll change the world.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,052 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/9/2012 - Published: 8/26/2012
Underwater Winds
East Wind and West Wind always fight. But when one angry pelican steps in, the Winds are going to have to change their ways a bit - a "Native American creation myth," so is Fable the right spot for it? Hm.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 784 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete
Opportunity and Other Mishaps reviews
America: land of opportunity. Opportunity for who? Seems like every opportunity they offer me is being squeezed out of somebody else's back pocket. Who is they? And more importantly, who is "somebody else"?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,470 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Complete
A Satire or Two reviews
Satires and parodies. Latest update: a school supplies list from a teacher who has totally missed the point - in other words, a school supplies list from a teacher. As always, I semi-apologize if you're offended.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,293 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 5/13/2012
Messily Murder MaryWho? reviews
"Man is basically good." Really? Then what's this Mary-Sue business about?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,478 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Complete
Punished reviews
I'm not a poet. But this had to be written - one of those 1 in the morning compulsions that you can't shake off. There are a lot of ways I could approach the subject of abortion, but I think this is the best. - Skillet: Lucy
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Complete
Flames for the Taking reviews
Most people are afraid of disease or ducks or something normal. We on this site are afraid of FLAMES. What the heck is a flame, anyway? I'll tell you what you want to hear... and what you don't want to hear. And if you're still mad, you can flame when you're done reading. I'll cackle.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,522 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2012 - Complete
Firecrackers reviews
One-shot: Fireworks aren't the only things that go "boom" on the 4th of July. But that's still the common misconception. And some of us would like to take advantage of that.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 569 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Complete
Picasso's Child
One-shot: the feeling that says, "You're no good at this," hits young Gracie a little earlier than it should.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,011 - Published: 6/9/2012 - Complete
Sweet Sixteen reviews
One-shot: Reminiscing on the good old days as my best friend turns 16. We all have those friends who go back that far. Funny the things you remember from when you're little. Not exactly poetry, more like poetic prose...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,025 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Complete
Two Year Tradition reviews
One-shot: On November 15, Sam and Eustace climb to the peak of Sam's roof to celebrate their long-standing tradition.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 302 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/7/2012 - Complete
Musician, Counselor, Spy reviews
Awkward spies get the job done? It wouldn't seem possible. Not when he talks to his pet fish, counts red-heads, sings songs about homeless men, and, well...
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,545 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/28/2012 - Complete
An Eye for Her Eyes reviews
We've all read romance. But there are other reasons for a guy to be chasing after a girl who doesn't want to be found, right? At least, Adrian would hope so… - RED: Hymn for the Missing.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 38,546 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/19/2012 - Published: 11/20/2011
Off Set
One-shot: It's that girl, Erika Kitchens, who likes having cameras shoved up her nose as she pretends to taunt some jerkish actor with her lips. People just like seeing me kiss men who disgust me. But my job is to be an actress - Evanescence: Everybody's Fool
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,036 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Complete
Straight and Too Narrow reviews
One-shot: Running, yes. Math, not so much. Who cares? But then there's this new kid, who's better than me at both, and I think he likes my girlfriend. Things can't stay like this.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,294 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Complete
Lying Helpless reviews
One-shot: People don't understand. I do this because I have to. They just don't give me any option. Whoever said that "the truth will set you free" is just crazy.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,002 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/22/2011 - Complete
Your Priorities reviews
One-shot: A married couple sits eating popcorn at a football game. They watch their son as he dominates the field. But someone is watching them, too: someone they never thought even existed.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 798 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/9/2011 - Complete
Below Boston reviews
I watched Lucas walk down the stairs and he had this way about him, like he didn't care that we all lived in old subways. He had ideas, and not just about how to get the government to hear what we'd been saying for years… - Manafest: various songs.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,516 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/25/2011 - Published: 7/6/2011
Paper Flowers reviews
One-shot: Home from school, Aaron escapes into his own worlds, but these worlds seem to have turned against him. - Evanescence: Imaginary.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 888 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2011 - Complete
Tired of Waiting reviews
One-shot: All Jamie knows is that her cell phone battery was dead and there were bright lights. All the doctor knows is that her mother won't get a clue. All Ricky knows is Jamie. - Skillet: various songs; guess!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,053 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Complete
So What If reviews
One-shot: I don't want the power. I just don't want people who can't even spell insults correctly running my school. I'm sure you understand. - Kerrie Roberts: Outcast.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,440 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/30/2011 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Complete
Dying for Emeralds reviews
When one man uses an ignorant teenager to fight his battles for him, the fate of the known world rests on one boy's uncontrollable soul.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 39,110 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/11/2011 - Published: 2/28/2011 - Complete
This is Your Time reviews
One-shot: Lacey's brain is on the line, but the only thing she can do to keep it is betray everything that her heart tells her not to. - Michael W. Smith: This is Your Time.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,520 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/24/2011 - Complete