Bren Williams - Lady Brenlis
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Joined 11-09-09, id: 2141826, Profile Updated: 08-31-13
Author has written 11 stories for Castle, and Jem.

Please follow @Bren_Williams on Twitter!


I am now using Twitter to give status updates on my writing. Follow me on twitter @ Bren_Williams for the latest news on Sitting in a Tree, Backwards, As Good As On Paper, and other stories.

Why Twitter? It's true that the Castle producers consider who has the largest Twitter following when casting guest stars, so it stands to reason it will work in the publishing industry as well. I hope to publish my own stories someday, and if I can demonstrate the ability to build a following prior to publication, that will give me an edge. Hence the pen name change and Twitter updates.


CURRENT PROJECT

Updated August 23, 2013


Sitting in a Tree Backwards--Beckett proposes to Castle out of the blue--Romance and Family drama, in an alternate universe.

A little background on how the alternate universe came to be, sometime in 2010, Castle Creator, Andrew Marlowe, commented in an interview that there are things in Beckett's life that she isn't ready to share with Castle. Sitting deals with one possible scenario. It promises to be a lot of fun, dabbling in romance & smut before diving into more serious drama as Castle discovers Beckett's secrets.

I was going to abandon the project and move on to potentially paying gigs until I realized I am never going to be free of it until it's finished! Once that's done, I'll be ready to write the story I've always wanted to write, and get paid for my time! This will be my last novel length Fan Fiction. There's a smutty chapter to this story, published under the title, Under the Table.


PAST PROJECTS


As Good As On Paper--Finished as of December 2011, and I'm extremely proud of it. It has beautiful closure! As Good As On Paper is heavy on the drama, romance, angst with plenty of humor thrown in for good measure. Best of all, it's easy to write because there's no mystery to develop. (The easy to write bit changes the second I add a mystery.) I've posted some miscellaneous outtakes under a separate title, so watch out for that.

Exquisite Hell--was intended to be a novel-length story dealing with Johanna Beckett's murder. It will probably never happen as a fanfiction. however, I may work it into my own characters and self-publish as an e-book. I'll let you know!

Eric Benton?--As junior higher, the Jem Cartoon Show was the big thing for my friends and I. This story was written in college, forgotten, and then I stumbled upon it a couple of years ago. It could've been a novel, but I figured it's worth posting here, for fun. No more Jem stories will be forthcoming. There's already been another Jem fanfic writer continue the story, and anyone who wants to is welcome to it as well.


PEN NAME CHANGE


Someday, I'd like to get paid for my writing, and having a following in place can help that. As such, I'm changing my pen name to something usable on a book cover, Bren Williams. My apologies to anyone who lost me as a result of the change. Please bookmark this address to prevent that from happening again: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2141826/


PERSONAL NOTES


For someone who really dislikes TV, I sure spend a lot of time obsessing over Castle!

It all started with Firefly, my all time favorite show. Someone told me I had to watch it, and I told him, "You don't know how I obsess over things..." 14 episodes and one movie later, I was crushed that there wasn't more. I couldn't stop thinking about it, so after checking out Nathan Fillion's current work, Castle seemed like fun, but not addictive...

How wrong I was. (It's Nathan's fault. He's just so awesome.)

Demographics:

Age: 30's

1 husband, 2 kids, and 2 parakeets.

Substitute teacher

Background in education, youth/children's ministry and jewelry sales.


FUTURE PROJECTS

Updated August 23, 2013


My crystal ball is murky, but, I may take the romantic storyline I fleshed out for Exquisite Hell, reinvent the characters and write my own murder mystery stories. The problem with this is... I could get pigeon-holed as a romance/murder mystery writer, and the story I really want to tell has more of a medieval fantasy feel, something with a lot of drama, romance, angst and humor but more along the lines of JRR Tolkien or Robin Hobb than Richard Castle. Whatever I do as a future project, I'll be sure to post about it on my Twitter account, so...


Please follow @Bren_Williams on Twitter!


I am now using Twitter to give status updates on my writing. Follow me on twitter @ Bren_Williams for the latest news on Sitting in a Tree, Backwards, As Good As On Paper, and other stories.

Why Twitter? It's true that the Castle producers consider who has the largest Twitter following when casting guest stars, so it stands to reason it will work in the publishing industry as well. I hope to publish my own stories someday, and if I can demonstrate the ability to build a following prior to publication, that will give me an edge. Hence the pen name change and Twitter updates.

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Your Last Day by MommaKristine reviews
After a vivid dream, Beckett thinks she's been given a second chance. When she begins to doubt the reality surrounding her, there is only one person she can think of who has come up with crazier things than what she's living through.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 130,112 - Reviews: 1006 - Favs: 451 - Follows: 639 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 7/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Not A Stitch by softer reviews
He knows this game she's playing, and she wants him eager. Wants him clumsy over his drink, wants his lame pick up line so she can laugh before she slips him her hotel key.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,267 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 2/14/2013 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Things To Do In a Boring Meeting by chezchuckles reviews
for cartographical, because she will be in a boring meeting. no spoilers. just fun.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,800 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 273 - Follows: 41 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Complete
Advent by chezchuckles reviews
Castle tries to convince Beckett of the magic of the season. A chapter posted every day. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 75,502 - Reviews: 2131 - Favs: 707 - Follows: 466 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Happy Birthday, Kate by chezchuckles reviews
November 17th is Kate Beckett's birthday. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,215 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 18 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Old Haunt by rosiespleen reviews
An AU story originally published at Livejournal. The 12th Precinct gang congregate at TOH for a pre-wedding celebration in honour of Ryan and Jenny. The pool table is the focal point for banter, wagers and UST. Until it's not.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 59,460 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 10/6/2011 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Go Out Fighting 2: Serendipity by chezchuckles reviews
COMPLETE Kate Beckett tries to recover while Castle prepares for the worst: someone is still after the Detective and will stop at nothing to silence her. Now that Castle knows his identity, he's in the line of fire. Spoilers S3 Finale; SEQUEL.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,672 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Intermezzo by fialka62 reviews
A moment between. Post-Knockout, missing scene. A standalone for now.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,291 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/27/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Frog at the Bottom of the Well by chezchuckles reviews
Kate Beckett wants no help from Castle. But she needs an apartment. Badly.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,809 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 4/25/2011 - Published: 4/18/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Morning Stories by fialka62 reviews
When you wake up in the morning, you never know if this might be your last. Kate is shot, and Castle is staying as close as he can get. A series-in-progress.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,974 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 3/14/2011 - Published: 2/15/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Fallout by handful of sky reviews
Kate Beckett works on what may be the most unusual murder case of her career. Will her personal involvement with the victim help her solve the case, or will it cause events to spiral out of control? Now *COMPLETE*
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,869 - Reviews: 328 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 11/5/2010 - Published: 11/5/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Unacknowledged as of yet by hardly loquacious reviews
Various people reflect on Castle and Beckett and their relationship.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 60,710 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/20/2010 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Complete
3x00 Summer Heat by jane0904 reviews
After the Season 2 finale, here is my take on the first episode of Season 3. AU for now and written for the DFT crowd. Rick is in the Hamptons, there's murder, and he needs help. NOW COMPLETE with a name addition and author's notes.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 22 - Words: 71,851 - Reviews: 518 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 8/20/2010 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Complicated by mindless-junk-247 reviews
After 17 years of being missing and presumed dead, SHE returns to Serenity to meet the new crew. Sporting a browncoat and an interesting hidden story to tell, life gets awkward and complicated onboard the boat. ON HIATUS - POSSIBLE REWRITE CONSIDERED
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 117,279 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/8/2010 - Published: 8/24/2009 - Mal, Inara
Needs by Kavi Leighanna reviews
Part 10 - Despite the rocky beginning, it's always led to this. To them. Caskett smut.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,062 - Reviews: 276 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 2/23/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A Little Action by greymind reviews
Chapter 2 is up! Castle and Beckett seem all talk and no action when it comes to their attraction. Will either of them ever be brave enough to cross that line? This is a future fic taking place the end of season 3/beginning of season 4. Enjoy it!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,544 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 5/31/2010 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
The Darkest Night by Elizagoth reviews
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. - Helen Keller
Castle - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,523 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 5/24/2010 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Cautionary Combat by Championship Vinyl reviews
Oneshot. Takes place very shortly after 2x24 "A Deadly Game," maybe even right after the party, but not the typical what-happened-next fic. Beckett takes to the mat to let off some steam. She wants to be alone, but then, does she KNOW what she wants? R&R
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,681 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Kate B., Javier E. - Complete
Hunted by JillianCasey reviews
A continuation of Dangerous Game. Highly recommended that you read that first. Beckett tries to figure out where she wants things to go with Castle. Meanwhile, a serial killer fixates on Beckett.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 114,200 - Reviews: 1030 - Favs: 792 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 5/15/2010 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
California Dreaming by Kavi Leighanna reviews
Castle manages to convince Beckett to come to California with him. Beckett expects a relaxing week, but Castle has other ideas. Caskett. Around the World Series - Part I
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 30,657 - Reviews: 570 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 1/27/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Just Another Layer by greymind reviews
Beckett gets sick and Castle uses it as an opportunity to try to peel another layer off the Beckett onion.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 35,831 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 4/7/2010 - Published: 11/1/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Perfect Plan by DefenderofHelplessSemicolons reviews
They hang there, motionless in the darkness under the Hunter and the Sisters, and Castle wonders if the space between them will ever decrease." Oneshot. First kiss scenario.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,168 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/22/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Bacon in the Morning by DefenderofHelplessSemicolons reviews
After movie night, everyone's snowed in at Castle's.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,836 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Requiem for a Hit Man by fialka62 reviews
Sometimes, it's hard to see how we get from A to B. Post-ep for Sucker Punch.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,492 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
What You Need by Aurorajaye reviews
Can Castle convince Kate to stay? We're kickin' it up to M, people! If you don't like it, skip chapters 6, 14 and 15.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 23,804 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/14/2010 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Gifts by jane0904 reviews
A little standalone while I get the next full-length story together. It's someone's birthday ... and this is for the Tuesday crowd! Please read, enjoy, review.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,072 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Baby by Educate the Masses reviews
Sequel to Perspective. Kate has a decision to make. Castle and Sorenson are involved. BTW I don't own anyone...never have.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,638 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 11/17/2009 - Published: 9/28/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Never Know by Lickerish reviews
Sometimes Kate just doesn’t listen. How far will Castle go to prove he’s right? Are the possible consequences worth it? Or will everything blow up in his face?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,211 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 11/13/2009 - Published: 6/21/2009 - Kate B., Rick C.
NotQuiteHallowe'enCastle by jane0904 reviews
Just a little fluff with added creep to tide you over the holiday. The team are playing poker, and Esposito asks a question ... Enjoy!
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,272 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/30/2009 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Trebuchet by Rhyolight04 reviews
How would you celebrate surviving a bloodbath? Thanks to hazel eyes 86 for beta and morale building, and to A. Marlowe et al. for letting me spend time with his characters.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,945 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/23/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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Sitting in a Tree, Backwards reviews
Ever wonder what might've happened if Beckett had dumped Josh & proposed to Castle out of nowhere?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,451 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 387 - Updated: 8/10/2013 - Published: 1/23/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
As Good As On Paper DELETED SCENES & TEASERS reviews
In honor of Castle's 100th episode tomorrow night, I give you a humorous alternate ending to As Good As On Paper! This story is nothing but TEASERS & DELETED SCENES, but if you like it, you can check out the completed story. See my profile Romantic & humorous drama.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,791 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 3/31/2013 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Under the Table, from Sitting in a Tree, Backwards reviews
Castle & Beckett on a date that turns smutty in a classy sort of way. Hmmm. Classy smut, is there such a thing? Yeesh, just read it! Story stands alone, but can be read as a continuation of my earlier story, Sitting in a Tree, Backwards.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,769 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 31 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Subtext reviews
Kate awakens in Castle's bed... An unusual, Season 3 post-finale fic.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,141 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 1/6/2012 - Published: 8/28/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Spoiler 411 reviews
"You show me yours, I'll show you mine." Based on a sneak peek for the Jan 9 episode, Till Death Do Us Part. SPOILERS! Castle & Beckett exchange... information!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 766 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
As Good As On Paper COMPLETE! reviews
If you want a story that feels realistic, and will make you laugh as well as cry, than this one is for you. Drama mixed with fun, romance, and unexpected developments for Castle and Beckett.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 75,796 - Reviews: 946 - Favs: 402 - Follows: 557 - Updated: 11/29/2011 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Mission Impossible reviews
Castle catches Beckett with her pants down. A fun, fluffy ending for Cops & Robbers, spoilers for episode 4.07
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,418 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 11/7/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Better a Gibbon Than a Lion reviews
A demented alternate ending for my Subtext Story. Takes place immediately after Chapter 3.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 795 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2011 - Kate B. - Complete
Eric Benton? reviews
A slightly humorous take on how Starlight Music came into Eric Raymond's hands. Read with a touch of sarcasm.
Jem - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,262 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/3/2011 - Complete
Someday reviews
One-shot, Caskett flavor. A brief,romantic moment in time which could probably fit between any of the 2010 episodes.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,244 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/15/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
An Exquisite Hell reviews
Despite the very best of intentions, Rick Castle finds himself unable to keep a promise to Kate Beckett. Fun and sexy, yet short and sweet. If I add to this story, and there's much more, it will be under a completely separate title.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 495 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/2/2009 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete