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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.

God bless.

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.
(Do me a favor, if you ever try one on the links/addresses below and it doesn't work, SEND me a MESSAGE and let me know.)


Guide to Grammar & Writing (http:///grammar/index.htm)

The Blue Book Interactive Grammar Quizzes (https://)

Now that you taken the tests and know where you're lacking, check out some articles to help you improve:

Top 10 Tips for Writing Dialogue (http:///interactive_quizzes_exercises.asp)
(And over to the left, under TOPICS, you'll find a plethora of other writing articles - I'm still exploring them!)

How to Write Almost Readable Fan Fiction (http:///HowTo2.html)
(Ms. Nitpicker seeks to educate writers on grammar, punctuation, dialogue, vocabulary and more using real fan fic examples)

Simple Ways To Fill Out & Humanize Your Character (https:///writing/ways-to-fill-out-and-humanize-your-character.htm)
(fill this out and you'll know more about your character, as well as who and why they are)

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.

The definitions of slang shift and change. What is "cool" one day, is "sick" the next, and will be something else tomorrow, but if you want to use it, here's a good resource to check out how words are currently being used. WARNING: The site is user updated so the definitions of some words can contain adult language and topics.

The Urban Dictionary (http:///)

A "Mary Sue" (or Gary Stu or something similar) is an unbelievable character that is, more often than not, the instrument of an amateur writer’s fantasy - their fictional stand-in, uniquely suited to interact with the character of their dreams and so to garner the attention of this fictional love interest as they might wish they could do if they were there themselves. This, of course, is a very stereotypical definition. It's not always the case, nor, I think, is the creation of such an unbelievable character usually intentional, but happens when the desires of the character too closely align with the desires of the writer.

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.

The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test (https:///writing/marysue.htm)

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:
My stories seek to create filler for some of the blank spaces in the Riddick's life and fall in the following order: Saved By Grace (In progress), Be Still: Chances (In progress), Turn About (Finished), and Nigh Unto Christmas (In progress). I've taken the liberty of noting them in The History of Riddick so you can see exactly where I squeezed them into the official canon of the character

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:
I wish I had more time to read. I know there's so many stories out there that I haven't had time to find yet. Unfortunately, there's also a good number I've gotten hooked on that haven't been updated for months or even years. Grrr! I hate cliffhangers (is that the pot calling the kettle black - lol) so as a general policy I'd decided I won't put anything into my favorites unless they are one-shots, or completed.


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:
Guess what brothers and sisters? We got a good number of black sheep in the our little flock, and we aren't any better. Step off your pedestal. But by the Grace of God, there go I!

For those who think (or have been told by one of the above) that they are not good enough for God:
Guess what,? That's actually right, but God doesn't care - He loves you anyway. The Bible says "ALL fall short of the Glory of God," ALL means ALL - even us Christians. The difference is, we have a Savior who has paid the debt for our sins. He offered us a pardon for the things we've done wrong and we accepted it, and he offers it to you too! And if you should ever think you have no hope... that you are really not good enough... that God can not love or use someone like you... then take a look at some of these well-known Believers...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs and no sense of good fashion whatsoever
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious and had people killed
Timothy had an ulcer...
AND Lazarus was dead!
And that's just to name a few! So if you are not perfect, guess what? You're in good company.
God loves you anyway, and Christ has been patiently waiting to get to know you for a long time so he can make your room reservation in Heaven.

Want to learn more about this? Try here (there are other places, but there are live bodies to chat with here if you need them):
Is a relationship with God possible? Find out at Groundwire!

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Goodnight by Anorak Myth reviews
Like all puppies, Toboe has bad dreams sometimes. Oneshot, Brotherly!Tsume/Toboe. Rated T for language.
Wolf's Rain - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,036 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Tsume, Toboe - Complete
Pretender's last days by SmoothCriminalStealsHearts reviews
Jarod and the gang meet the LB gang just as the rapture happens what could go wrong? Could Buck actually be a pretender! sorry lame summary hehe. R&R
Crossover - Pretender & Left Behind - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,486 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/11/2011 - Published: 5/3/2011 - Jarod, Cameron W./Buck
Family Tree by Finnegans-way reviews
Having lost Kyra and his last vestige of family, Riddick faces the all-too-familiar prospect of a life lived alone, but all of that changes when a young Furyan warrior bursts into his life. Starts at the end of TCoR.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 65,578 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/7/2011 - Published: 11/2/2010 - Complete
Apostle's Sword by melcon reviews
It is the Menji era and the hitokiri Battousai is slaughtering Christians by the hundreds. Until one day after an assassination assignment, he encounters the truth of what he has done.
Crossover - Rurouni Kenshin & Bible - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,144 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
Together by RiverOtter1 reviews
Estel had made his decision. He would run away. It was as simple as that- he did not want to meet the Prince. So, on the darkest night of the year, he set his shoulders, grabbed his pack, and made for the window. Please Enjoy!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,973 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 8/23/2009 - Published: 7/24/2009 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Home by Elizabeth Cords reviews
8 yrs post TCOR, R. returns to Helion Prime. The gov't has an interesting offer for him. Riddick does "romance" adventure. Very MA, some smut, but it's still Riddick. Riddick/OFC. Very cannon. Like to think it's natural progression of Big Evil's world.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 65,663 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 5/1/2009 - Published: 2/15/2009 - Complete
Envy by Epilachna reviews
Riddick has never known envy until this day.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 902 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/23/2007 - Complete
Where You Headed? by JacklynK reviews
Blindfolded, gagged, cuffed to a support beam of the crashed HunterGratzner, but nothing could stop the dark figure from hearing. Carolyn... His eyes closed against it, but the memory took him anyway. [abandoned]
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,510 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/20/2007 - Published: 5/26/2006
Afraid of the Dark : Part I by HayNet reviews
Jack returns to a planet she'd rather forget and Riddick is now a hired assasin with no shortage of jobs. But what if one of those he has to kill, is someone he's learned to feel for.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 60,760 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/28/2006 - Published: 6/13/2006 - Complete
Dry by JacklynK reviews
Check it out. You won't regret it.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/13/2006 - Complete
Lullaby Jackie by s.j. snodgrass reviews
Night on a skiff can be tough. It can be hard to sleep with such horrible silence. As Jack, and Riddick, will soon find out. T for cursing and Riddick blasphemy
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,007 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/26/2006 - Complete
Cool by Malicean reviews
Young minds are impressionable. So when a little child encounters death, what will it think?
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,434 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/2/2006 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Complete
A Long Night of Masks by yorickjones reviews
1875. A hero just coming into his own shares tea and conversation with a hero in the twilight of his legend. The Lone Ranger meets Zorro.
X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,705 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/26/2005 - Complete
In The Shadows by omasuoniwabanshi reviews
On a routine mission, Kenshin unexpectedly bumps into a lone Shinsengumi captain. What will he do? Mild OAV spoilers, nonshounenai Complete.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,868 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 24 - Published: 6/30/2005 - Kenshin
A Helping Hand by Masterarcher reviews
Just after Pitch Black Jack and Riddick become closer and Jack helps take care of Riddick. I promise it's better than I make it sound. No romance just almost-brother to sister fluff. PLEASE REVIEW.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,546 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/12/2005
Min Ferrin by malvakai reviews
AU @ end of TCOR. Riddick finds someone the Purifier left behind, shares his blue eyes. M for adult themes. Part5: Jack returns. Ch84 Ending & Epilogue. Ch85 Alternate Ending. Jack continues in Different Sisters - Recently edited, no content change.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 85 - Words: 90,210 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/13/2004 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete
True to ones heart by Sirith reviews
A young Estel runs away from Rivendell, and he finds himself captured by Orcs, only to be rescued by an elf from Mirkwood.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,030 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 6/1/2003 - Published: 4/20/2003 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
Recovery by hakubaikou reviews
As Kenshin recovers from his wounds after his duel with Shishio, his friends sense a threat and take precautions for his safety. Complete.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 42,185 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 344 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/23/2003 - Published: 2/24/2003 - Megumi, Kenshin - Complete
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MyCoR 3: Turn About reviews
Captured by bounty hunters, Riddick is enroute to Tangiers Penal Colony when the ship goes down in a rainforest and he's not the only survivor. The other is a citified secretary with a bounty of her own, but she may be more trouble than she's worth. FINISHED!
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 145,972 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 1/1/2007 - Riddick - Complete
MyCoR 1: Saved By Grace reviews
30 years before TCoR a man sought his future and certain events were set in motion... during the destruction of Furya an infant was left in a trashcan to die, his own umbilical 'artfully' wrapped around his neck. How'd he survive? My take.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 37,467 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/3/2010 - Published: 1/1/2007
The History of Riddick: A Writer's Tool reviews
This is fiction, but not FAN fiction. I put this together and thought others might find it useful. This is a summary of Riddick's 'history' from official sources.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,547 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/23/2007 - Published: 7/15/2006 - Riddick
MyCoR 4: Nigh Unto Christmas reviews
"I got him... I would'a never guessed he had such a soft spot in his little heart. Children in peril. He's stupid like that..." – Johns' Chase Log TCoR: Pitch Black DVD bonus material Hmm, could there be a story there?
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,042 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/21/2007 - Published: 1/1/2007 - Riddick
The Phoenix: Mira–cles reviews
Bennu is a man with a mission. A mission in life is a powerful thing. It can seem a reason to live... or to die. A lonely road. A stormy day. Two strangers in desperate need. Some meetings are Providential. FINISHED! :oD
Phoenix - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,627 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/13/2007 - Published: 6/17/2007 - Complete
MyCoR 2: Be Still: Chances reviews
Riddick's history is piecemeal at best, and a lot happened before PITCH BLACK. What were the Wailing Wars? Where'd the million credit bounty come from? Why does he hate God? My take on Riddick's past. Reviews appreciated!
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 63,031 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/26/2007 - Published: 6/23/2006
A Ranger's Tale reviews
War can tear a family apart, change people's hearts and create bond's where none existed. An Elven Ranger's character history. FINISHED! Reviews welcome.
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,552 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/13/2006 - Complete