Lady Rhetorica
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Joined 06-14-07, id: 1300721, Profile Updated: 02-03-09
Author has written 6 stories for Kim Possible.

Some reflections on the Kim Possible fan fiction universe…Though it's not a great movie, You've Got Mail is one of those films I can watch over and over. A couple of scenes resonate with me, especially in relation to writing KP fan fiction.

"You've got mail." "Yes!" "Three very powerful words." "Yes!"

I've come to appreciate how much we need creative affirmation and encouragement. Those three little words that occasionally appear in my inbox, "FF Review Alert," are very powerful, indeed.

"The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings."

How true! I've had the privilege of meeting many interesting and talented people through reading their stories, their reviews of my stories, their discussion posts, and occasionally, our e-mails sent to each other. I've come to appreciate those interactions and aspire to reciprocate in kind with comments my KP fan fiction colleagues will find encouraging and helpful.

I’m a traditionalist in my approach to writing KP stories—I write narratives that stay within the boundaries of relationships suggested by the cartoon series. But I also try to challenge myself to add some unique dimension to the lives of those in the Kim Possible universe that will surprise me and, I hope, you as well.

Of course, I enjoy reading any KP fan fiction that is creative and well-written. Many of them, I've discovered, are as engaging (if not more so) as the stuff taught in college lit classes. In fact, college writing instructors could learn a thing or two from the fan fiction world.

A number of fiction writing experts recommend that aspiring writers should read, read, read. Here’s a list of authors I admire:

· Peter David’s “King Arthur” series, including One Knight Only and Fall of Knight. They are terrific reads that combine humor with romance and adventure.

· I also admire a western short story writer named Dorothy Johnson. You may be more familiar with the films that were based on her stories, such as “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “A Man Called Horse.” Johnson was a genius at painting epic scenes on a small canvas.

· A good friend of mine recently introduced me to the imaginative world of Orson Scott Card, famous for his sci-fi Ender universe novels. He also writes wonderful short stories and fairy tales with modern twists.

· I recommend the fiction of Cormac McCarthy (such as The Road and No Country for Old Men) for lessons in how to develop and remain true to one's writing voice.

· This past summer I discovered the emotional power in Julie Anne Peter's novels, particularly one titled Luna.

I try to adhere to Mark Twain’s “nineteen rules governing literary art in the domain of romantic fiction” as set forth in his classic essay, “Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses” (see The old Strunk & White Rule #17 hounds me still, “Omit needless words.”

Hope you enjoy the stories I’ve written so far. Send me a review or e-mail if you find one particularly striking, and feel free to let me know if you’d like a response to your own KP fan fiction.

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What She Can't Say by The Wise Duck reviews
Post STD - Continuation of 'As It Was In The Beginning'. Kim and Ron start their relationship while their lives and the rest of the world goes on. But change brings challenges; social, professional, personal. How will they deal with it?
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 49 - Words: 403,928 - Reviews: 544 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 4/5/2008 - Published: 5/16/2005 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
Kim Possible: So The Drama: The Resolution by Jeriddian reviews
The final Resolution to the events of So the Drama. Find out the true 'resolution' of the story as Ron and Kim rush headlong into Destiny against Drakken's plot, even more insidious than StD, and an insane Shego far more powerful than ever before.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 218,613 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 3/26/2007 - Published: 8/26/2006 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
Freckle by Molloy reviews
A kaleidoscopic mobius strip made up of moments from Kim and Ron’s first two weeks as a couple. Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point crossed with James Joyce’s Ulysses set in Middleton … well, kinda.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,738 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/1/2006 - Published: 6/5/2006 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
It Finally Happened by Commander Argus reviews
The shining first days of Kim and Ron together as a couple. The Trinity Sitch Beginnings. [complete]
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 77,756 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 2/24/2006 - Published: 1/29/2006 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
Nacho Boy and the Dragon Lady by MrDrP reviews
Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, both 30 years old, have never met. Until now. Can a bitter Type A scientist and a goofy Bueno Nacho restaurant manager find happiness together? [COMPLETE]
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 48,053 - Reviews: 449 - Favs: 497 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 11/25/2005 - Published: 9/30/2005 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
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A Maiden's Tale: A KP Arthurian Romance reviews
In Merry Old England, the evil Lady of the Isle of Shego threatens the realm of King Rufus with ruin...on the Eve of St. Valentine's Day! Can the maiden Kimberly stop her in a battle of wits? Revised Edition.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,520 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/3/2009 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
An Impossible Christmas reviews
Christmas plans for Mim Possible and her companion, Jonathan Stoppable, take a dangerous and unexpected turn. A little holiday vignette about Kim's Middleton ancestor with important consequences affecting Kim's future. Joyeux Noel!
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,698 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/26/2008 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Complete
Origins: a KP Journey from the Future to the Past reviews
Where DID Ron's adopted sister, Hannah, come from? How does her destiny affect those around her, especially Kim and Ron? Find out in a poignant series of vignettes about the Possible women and others with whom their lives intersect. Chpts 1,2,3,5 done.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,059 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/2/2008 - Published: 12/8/2007 - Kim P., Ron S.
A Light Carol: a Kim Possible Winter's Tale reviews
Kim better watch out, she better not cry, she better not pout, Yori’s telling her why: Twin crises are coming to town. Will Kim and Ron survive so they can spend a 1st Christmas & Hanukkah together as a couple? Maybe...with a little unexpected help.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,620 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/30/2007 - Published: 10/26/2007 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
M Quest: a Kim & Ron Growing Up Story reviews
Kim wants to find out everyone's thoughts on the “M” word, including Ron's. Drakken wants to find secret takeovertheworld research. Both quests collide in sunny California when Kim meets a retired pop hero from the 60s. It's a retro romp on the beach.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,354 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/5/2007 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
She: a Classic Kim Possible Romantic Comedy reviews
It's Friday Night Ron Night Movie Night at Kim's house. When a tired Ron falls asleep, his relationship with Kim gets a weird Hollywood spin in the alternate universe of his snoozing imagination. Starring Julia Roberts as KP in a PG13 chick flick.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,422 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/15/2007 - Published: 7/14/2007 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete