Author has written 7 stories for Dungeons and Dragons, Pitch Black / Riddick, and Phoenix.
I am a mom of three who enjoys writing. I've actually been tinking around with Fan Fiction for years simply for my own pleasure. It wasn't until just recently I realized it could be shared (concern for copyrights and all that), and that there was a place I could actually do it. What a delight. Now maybe I will actually get a few of them finished, but I'm not holding my breath. With three kids (2 in elementary and 1 driving), a husband, and all the assorted distractions that come with them combined with life in general, writing time can come at a premium.
I would also like to share this about myself. My faith is important to me and usually finds its way into my stories in the form of a character, quotes, concepts or something of the sort. Don't expect the characters, however, to be examples of perfection. We are all under construction, and so are they with flaws and faults and imperfect faith. If these kinds of things offend you, you may not enjoy my work, but I hope you'll come take a look before you make any decisions. I've had a number of readers tell me they aren't Christian, but they like my stories anyway. Maybe I'll surprise you too. I can hope, right?
Lastly, reviews are always welcome (even bad ones, although I do appreciate friendly wording and specifics are especially helpful ;-). I have hopes of publishing a book someday (like so many), so any advice that might help me refine my writing style would be appreciated. Well, that it. You've read about the author :). You know the routine, scroll past the rest of the junk people clutter up their profiles with to get to the stories... unless you like to write too, then you might like the links :D. Also, check out the pictures that go with Turn About. Even if you don't read the story, I bet you'll appreciate the natural beauty.
SOME INTERESTING ARTICLES ON WRITING - Press the Control key on your keyboard while you click the link and it should open in a new window. If it doesn't, the address is provided.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR WRITING SKILLS WITH THESE INTERACTIVE TESTS
IMPROVE YOUR CRAFT
Top 10 Tips for Writing Dialogue (http:///interactive_quizzes_exercises.asp)
How to Write Almost Readable Fan Fiction (http:///HowTo2.html)
Simple Ways To Fill Out & Humanize Your Character (https:///writing/ways-to-fill-out-and-humanize-your-character.htm)
Or just check out "The Beginning Writers Kit" (https:///writing/beginner-writer's-kit.htm) which is full of all sorts of good stuff for beginning writers, or writers wanting to review fundamentals.
SLANG CAN REALLY DATE YOUR WORK, BUT IF YOU WANT TO USE IT - SEE WHAT IT MEANS (at the moment):
MARY SUE AND YOU
It should be noted, however, that "Mary Sue" type characters are build of many of the same characteristics that "good" characters are built of. What makes them a problem is, perhaps, just how many or how prevalent these characteristics are, but just because a character has them - even a lot of them - does not, in itself, guarantee it's a bad character. Is your character a “Mary Sue?” Well, your readers are the ultimate judge, but here are a couple of fun interactive tests that may give you a hint. Don't, however, don't take them too seriously. They are guides, not judges.
The Original Fiction Mary-Sue Litmus Test (https:///web/20010410060401/http:///library/marysue.html) - This particular test is for the Gargoyles fandom, but it's the test that started them all. To use this test for your fandom, replace Gargoyle names with the names of main or significant characters from your chosen fandom. Likewise, change the skills and physical/mental/habitual characteristics from the Gargoyle characters to those of your main/favorite characters from your fandom. You'll get a good idea.
There are also “category-specific” tests out there on the internet for particular TV series, movies, etc (example: Stargate, Star Trek, Buffy, Miracles). Use your search engine, type in your category and “Mary Sue test.” Maybe you’ll get lucky.
That said, there are many who are now taking exception to the term "Mary Sue" because it has taken on such negative connotations that it has actually become a deterrent for some writers. If you would rather use a more thoughtful approach to judge your character, then perhaps you would prefer this article instead.
"Does my Character Work Okay?" - How to Tell For Yourself (https:///writing/does-my-character-idea-work.htm#mary-sue)
Regarding the Riddick stories I've authored:
Turn About takes place in a temperate rainforest. If you'd like some visuals to set the story in, I invite you to follow these links (hold down the control button on your keyboard and click the link) where you can see: the tall palm tree-like silver ferns, tree branches with moss & club moss, tall moss-covered trees, more moss-covered trees, and a BEAUTIFUL wide-angle scene by Ern Mainka.
Regarding my favorites stories:
Okay - so everyone has these long lists that they copy and paste onto their profiles... I finally found one I thought worth pasting :)
For the Christians who think their 'religion' makes them better than others:
For those who think (or have been told by one of the above) that they are not good enough for God:
Noah was a drunk
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