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I am the beat of a swan's wing on the breath of the wind. I am the secret at the heart of the standing stone. I am the island in the wild sea. I am the fire in the head of the seer. I am neither of that world, nor of this. Finbar of Sevenwaters, "Son of the Shadows".

Hello there!

My pen name is The Imaginatrix, but you may call me Trix. I am a blind writer in my early twenties. My favourite literary genre is Fantasy, and that's what you'll see me writing. I've been writing fanfiction since I was ten, but I also have original stuff planned. A lot of it. I won't start posting my novels on here until I have completed and revised the first drafts, so I hope you can be patient with me.

I also love music, and can sing fairly well. My musical preferences span a wide variety of genres, ranging from classical to country to rock, and a number of others in between.

I am a Christian, and I'm not afraid to say so. Without God, I wouldn't be the writer I am today, and it's from him that I get most of my plot bunnies. That's my belief and I'm sticking to it.

Stories I like include, but are not limited to, fairytale retellings (the more original and engaging, the better), stories involving magic and enchantments (I enjoy transformations and such), romance (as long as it's believable and doesn't take up the whole plot), and stories that make me laugh, preferably combinations of the above.

Stories I will not read include, but are not limited to, anything involving slash, horror, excessive course language and adult themes (I'm not naive, but too much of that sort of thing does not make a story appealing), anything to do with vampires/werewolves (soooooooo overdone), and anything that blatantly goes against my beliefs.

In time, I intend upon self-publishing my original novels. I want them to be the best they can possibly be when I do so, and hope that all the wonderful people in this community will help me improve the quality of the drafts I post. Reviews are appreciated. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but please, tell me what was good about the work at the same time as you address the flaws. I would also be thankful for any guidance you provided to repair the flaws you notice. I am always looking for ways to become better at my chosen vocation. Any help you provide will be recorded and you will receive honourable mentions in my Acknowledgements section when I am published. Let it never be said that I did not give credit where it was due.

The drafts I post on this site will not remain here forever. I now have a Tumblr, which I will use to promote my books, but I will still post an excerpt of the published product on this site so that those who have reviewed might see how far I have come. I know of at least one other author who does this, and neither she nor I mean any harm by it. It is, in fact, encouraged to promote your work in several places to increase visibility. If you object to this course of action, that is your affair and we need never correspond.


Completed stories:

The Sorcerer's Forest:

The product of a writing exercise and a random plot bunny that had been bouncing around in my head for years. An original fairy tale with a female heroine. Any clichés found therein are entirely intentional. I love fairy tales and have read enough of them to know the patterns.

Works In Progress:

The Sceptre-Seekers (First draft completed as of May 19, 2014!):

This is the first book of a series I've been lovingly cultivating since I was fifteen. Shame I didn't really have much of a first draft for it until last July, when I pounded out 50000 words for it during Camp NaNoWriMo. I used April's Camp to finish it after procrastinating for most of the intervening months. The last seven-thousand words were written after Camp was over, but I finally, finally have a complete manuscript! Now I just have to revise it. I won't deny I am somewhat nervous about that. There are some problems I don't yet know how to remedy.

Detailed Summary/preview: The three Sisterlands were once united and at peace, but those days have long since passed into history. The southern-most kingdom was swallowed by darkness centuries ago, and for the last seventeen years, the sorceress Metra has held the north-east kingdom of Maravia under her thumb. When she sets her sights on Talenasia, the north-west kingdom, it is up to Sam and six other Maravians to liberate the northern Sisterlands. They must embark upon a quest for the seven Star-Sceptres, which when united, will have the power to overthrow Metra once and for all. But perils lie in wait for the seekers, and they must work together if they are to succeed.

The first book in the Magic of Maravia Trilogy, which is itself the first part of the Sisterlands Sequence.

The Twelfth Corona (unfinished, still in first draft stage as of August 1, 2014):

This is the first in a series of fairy tale retellings, and is based primarily on The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson. I'll be posting this on Fanfiction as well, in their Fairy Tales section. I started writing this in November for NaNoWriMo, and won with it, but it was still far from finished. I wrote just over 60000 words for it this past July, but it still isn't complete, and the revision process will involve a lot of expansion in various places, as my pacing for it was eratic and many scenes and short arcs were rushed, while a few others were given more attention compared to more important points than I would like. Any advice about pacing and the improvement thereof would be sincerely appreciated.

Detailed Summary/Preview: After the death of their mother, Prince Maximillian and his siblings are each given one of the twelve remarkable crowns entrusted to their aunts, who once danced in an otherworldly castle every night for nearly three years. The crowns, known collectively as the Twelve Coronas, are powerfully magical and bond themselves with their owners, unable to be removed from them against their will.
The gift proves fortuitous for Maxim and his siblings, for when their father remarries, his wife proves to be far more than she first appears. Within months of becoming queen, Darvira has sent the nine-year-old princess Eliza away from the father who once doted on her and the brothers she loves more than life itself. Before the princes can do anything to get their sister back, their stepmother reveals her true nature, and uses the formidable powers at her disposal to transform Maxim and his brothers into swans. Forced into exile and forgotten utterly by their spellbound father, the twelve siblings must rely on their wits and the strange magic of the Coronas they wear.

Links:

SurLaLune Fairy Tales = The best site for those who, like me, love fairy tales. Recommended to me by Juliet Marillier when she responded to an eMail I sent her back in 2011! I fell in love with it on my first visit.

The Office of Letters and Light = The blog for the non-profit organisation that runs NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program. The blog contains plenty of writing advice from numerous contributors, including professional authors, covering a wide range of topics.

Springhole.net = A rather interesting site I found a couple years ago. There's all sorts of writing tips and advice here, as well as random generators, tests, and more! Even if you don't agree with some of the things the author says (she can be rather confronting), her articles do provide food for thought.

While preparing for NaNoWriMo 2013, I was directed to the following blog post after mentioning on the forums that I struggled with productivity.

How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words A Day To 10,000 Words A Day By Rachel Aaron.

There's also this one, which I will probably be referring to frequently during the coming months, among other related articles.

Editing For People Who Hate Editing

A World of Pure Imagination = My Live Journal.

Trix's Lookout = my Tumblr. Currently mostly fandom things, but I also reblog writing masterposts and other references, and will eventually use both it and my Live Journal to help promote my books. I hope you like what you find there! :)

That's all from me for now. Enjoy my favourites. There's already some really good stories on there, and there will be more to come.

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Shift by Eytha reviews
Ch316 up now! Yuki and his empowered friends have returned from Atlantis to find their hometown in an even worse state than they left it. A terrible black hand has stretched a bleak shadow drawing up things from the past. Yuki and everyone face an unexpected enemy they are unable to fight. If you review I'll return the favor
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 317 - Words: 888,590 - Reviews: 429 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 4/26 - Published: 12/4/2008
Sacrilege by Vagrance reviews
Rosalind found herself studying her figure in the mirror. Today, she was going to be a good girl. It meant tying her auburn hair into a stern, professional ponytail; it meant wearing a skirt rather than shorts; it meant concealing her impressive cleavage in a proper blouse under insufferable summer heat; most importantly, it meant no crossbows.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 58,410 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 6/6/2012
The Wild Swans: The Swan's Silence by Ella Southgate reviews
In a retelling of the classic tale, when Princess Sarah Swanheart is forced to flee her home, she must journey to find out how to break the terrible curse placed on her siblings. As Sarah is asked to do the impossible, to undertake a vow of silence for seven years, she finds herself in the middle of an age old battle against the greatest threat to the world of Elementum. (Book 1)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 104,470 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 5/7/2014
Voice by PotoPerson reviews
Alice is cursed with silence. She can't speak, and her laughs and cries are noiseless. This and her ability sometimes nuisance to send her thoughts through the touch of her skin has caused her to be sent from home at 14. When hope seems lost, she's picked up by a famous band of knights. As her relationship with the men, God, and herself evolve, will she find her voice?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 250,057 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 7/4/2012
In the Land of Min, Book 2 by Tuna Roll reviews
Imagine a medieval world like ours where Ancient Greece stands beside Rome amid our ancient world filled with magic. Myths and gods are real, and so is the adventure! Join our merry band as they work towards solidifying themselves before the akesomnos exam-which involves gender bending, friend-making, mystery-solving, and fun. Anything is possible in the land of Min!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 121,004 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/30 - Published: 12/29/2012
Twice Charmed by Liv Syx reviews
As the director of a company that overseas travel for the spoiled characters of the fairy tale realm, Rory's idea of Happily Ever After is dying alone. The future king of Wisteria has other plans.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,597 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/18 - Published: 2/5/2014
Ascalon by elphaba731 reviews
In a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, spoiled princess Sabrina is exiled from her homeland and given board by a kindly dragon. When the dragon grows weaker by the day she sets off on a mission to save his life, but what she discovers changes everything.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 29,765 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/8 - Published: 12/8/2011
Children of the Moon by RussetDivinity reviews
Sienna, Ambra, Rossa, Orella, and Bianca have lived on a farm in rural Italy for years, keeping largely to themselves to hide their secret and protect their freedom. However, a mysterious visitor is about to change all that, and the women will soon be thrust into a dangerous world where their secret is far from the largest.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 80 - Words: 95,779 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/11/2014 - Published: 9/22/2013 - Complete
Phoenix of the Isle (FIRST DRAFT) by CMLee reviews
(NOTE: This is a first draft). Five years after the events of THE ADVOCATE PRINCE, we follow the story of the enigmatic Horatio, the Duke of Malleden. With the help of his beloved Kayley Crow, Horatio struggles to break through the chains of his family's secrets, and like the blue phoenix of his family's crest, rise from the ashes of generations past.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 29 - Words: 56,959 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 7/30/2013
Spellbound by Bertie the Redwood reviews
Rose's eyes widened as the other girl shrank before her eyes. "Alice! Just because the singing shot glass says 'Drink Me' doesn't mean you should do it!" When all fairy tale characters live in the same place, life can get complicated. [Full summary inside]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,270 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/12/2013 - Published: 11/26/2013
Cosmic Wild by Lythya reviews
There's one thing worse than being useless: being a useless witch. Sally Petune can barely light a fire but when her home is destroyed by dragons she marches into the ferocious wilderness. When she falls prey to ruthless powers there's only one thing to do: Become less useless. And fast.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 41 - Words: 74,739 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/18/2013 - Published: 12/27/2012 - Complete
The Advocate Prince by CMLee reviews
Prince Cinos is feared and reviled as the most treacherous mind in the land of Orillia. He bends the law to his will and twists people into webs of his control, but when the tide of magic swells, one girl will gain the power to end his reign forever.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 41 - Words: 203,437 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/24/2013 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Complete
The Horse Prince by C Terrance reviews
I was spending my summer vacation in Virginia, working at Burger King, waiting to go back to my sophomore year in college. Then my car battery died...and I met a talking horse...and rode through a door in the sun. And nothing was quite the same after that. There's dangers, mud, pimples, and certain death, but one thing's for sure: it's better than flipping burgers.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 18 - Words: 106,394 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/29/2013 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Complete
The Curses by KayMacD reviews
Ten years ago, Princess Theodora was kidnapped by her uncle. And she was placed in a forest with only ten spiders and her uncle's apprentice to keep her company. Ten years later, the apprentice, Felt, convinced her to leave. But now that they're home, they've both realized that they've got bigger problems. And they're not sure if they'll survive this time. (Sequel to Birds.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 38,600 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/16/2013 - Published: 1/4/2013
The Pearl of Power by Sealar reviews
Serenity Heart finds her quiet and simple life unexpectedly destroyed by the death of her parents. Young and inexperienced, but a powerful witch, she sets out to find the murderer of her parents, embarking on a journey that will change her life forever.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 300,644 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/28/2013 - Published: 10/4/2010 - Complete
Darhc: Doppelganger by Aurelia Knight reviews
Where do story characters live when their stories are not being worked on, or when the writer is gone? Some inhabit a universe ruled by one girl: the Authoress. Darhc was created by her to act as a doppelganger. Though her story has long been forgotten, the dark girl continues to live on in her creator's subconscious. All she wants is to be free, and to be her own person again...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,362 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/27/2013 - Published: 2/20/2013 - Complete
Birds by KayMacD reviews
Once upon a time, a princess could turn people into birds. When a boy is given to an evil wizard in exchange for her demise, they are both placed in a forest and forgotten about. With giant spiders, forced marriages, and strange new characters, will they ever make it home?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 88,159 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/2/2013 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Complete
In the Land of Min, Book 1: First Meetings by Tuna Roll reviews
Sunny Xuan, quiet Aine, snarky Aneska—three young women swept up in a whirlwind of adventure. Journey with them through their many adventures, from dodging jaws with three rows of sharp teeth to bulbous slimes prowling dark streets at night. And what about a rascally mentor who hits on (almost) everything he sees? Totally possible, because anything is in the land of Min! COMPLETED
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 44 - Words: 104,302 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/29/2012 - Published: 6/6/2010 - Complete
Zelda's Book of Obscure Gods by Ed Harley reviews
Get to know some of the not so mighty gods and goddesses that most books ignore
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 800 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/4/2012
Sister of the Swans by sarahburry reviews
The show I wrote with one Charlotte L. We put our sweat and blood into this, it payed off. Worth every second.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,106 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Complete
The Sorcerer's Forest reviews
When an evil sorcerer captures the king's lovely daughter, her three brothers are each sent after her, but fail to reach the castle where their sister is being held. Their cousin is sent on a mission to save all of them. Original fairytale.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,182 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/4/2013 - Complete