Icestorm162
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Joined 04-17-03, id: 370877, Profile Updated: 11-05-15
Author has written 4 stories for X-Men: Evolution.

Not been on here in a looooong time!

I'm sorry to all the fans of my writing, I WILL be finishing the stories. I'm going to look back over them and start fresh, as I have grown myself and my writing has too.

Please bear with me, I'll be updating as quickly as I can, but with a three year old, a man-child husband, an overbearing mother and a puppy, my life rarely runs in straight lines!!!

And THANK YOU for the reviews!! I love you all. xxxxx

A little something of me

I'm thirty-three, from the UK and have been writing since I could spell and reading before I could read (This is actually half true. I made my parents read me Fraggle Rock's "The Tale of the Doozer Who Didn't" that many times I memorised it by the time I was 20 months old. My folks thought I was a prodigy!!!)

All in all, I LOVE writing. I am writing my own novels right now (Three, I get a lot of ideas) but am petrified of rejection, so am hedging with sending to publicists. Watch this space, eh?!

I love writing poems and am known by friends and family for little ditties in cards at Christmas and birthdays. I'm quite funny and witty... even if I do say so myself (And I do!)

I will ALWAYS be there for advice or proofreading should anyone ever require. I am very friendly and only believe in CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Being mean or poking holes is just mean and I cannot abide it. We writers pour our souls into our work and it is very hard for it to be ripped to pieces.

But I do have a few pointers (And, please, I am not trying to patronise anyone. I make as many mistakes as anyone and have gained my knowledge through experience. I only want to help people be better writers.):

  1. Proof read! I cannot emphasis this enough. It sounds so simple, but everyone makes mistakes, don't they. C'mon, guys we're all human. Seriously though, read and read, then re-read again your work. It makes for a better experience for your reader and we all want that.
  2. Ask yourself "Would my character do this?". A lot of people force their players to do things the writer wants them to do, say or suddenly develop characteristics they do not have. I understand this, I do! It's OUR stories, so they should do what WE want. This is not always true. I've seen a lot of perfectly wonderful stories halted in their tracks by a sudden change in personality or direction that is not organic and has the reader going "Huh?". Stephen King once said (and I'm paraphrasing here.) that good characters take on their own life and no matter how much you want them to do something, the story just wont gel because you have bought such life to your art that it just wont work. This is especially true of Fanfic because the characters are already established by their own creators. The reason we love them enough to want to write about them is because of who they are and it's not our place to change that. Plus people will spot it in a second! I have found characters that I have created (In Fanfic and my own stories) will not do certain things if it goes against their nature. It's like they're shouting "Hey, Dannie! Get a grip. I will NOT do this!)
  3. Know the differences! There, their, they're. etc. Social media and texting has made people sloppy and I am a stickler for correct grammar and spelling. Again, it stops your flow dead.
  4. Also with things like numbers. Writing four then putting a 4 breaks the flow. This also applies in your tenses. Starting a story in the past tense "She had ..." then a sentence later changing it to "She has ..." just confuses things. A lot of writers do differentiate POV characters by changing the tense, and this works well, but not in the same paragraph.
  5. To this end, Google is a writer's best friend (Told ya I was a poet!!), if you're unsure on spelling, grammar, punctuation or even if you could use a different word, pop open a new tab and look. I am forever Googling EVERYTHING! Seriously, the Man-child is always teasing me if we're watching a film and I have to know what happens, I'll Wiki it before it's even started. Or the "What have I seen her in before?" last twenty seconds with me before I list off all previous films etc. I find I've acquired a lot of trivia this way (Just try Wiki surfing, it's actually a lot of fun and you learn all sorts). Everyone asks for me to join their pub quiz teams!!! But not just the basic stuff, read about myths, heroes, history. There is a flip load of ideas out there to be had.
  6. Bad language. I used to be a swine for this myself. The odd curse or naughty word is fine, if you feel it works in the scene. I mean, have you ever heard of someone stubbing their toe and exclaiming "Oh, POOH!" Shouting "Oh, F*&k!" makes the pain less somehow!! Unless you have a toddler, which is essentially a featherless parrot always on the hunt for naughty words to repeat at the worst time!). But don't have every other word as the F word. I live in Derbyshire and know people who take like this (Hell I talk like that most of the time!!).
  7. Don't rush the story just to publish another chapter. I would rather wait two weeks for a wonderfully written chapter than have three shoddily written ones in four days. I haven't added to my stories in years and I still get asked to finish them, if your work is honest and true then your faithful readers will happily wait.
  8. Always write down little thoughts and ideas. Big trees grow from little acorns.
  9. And finally (Yes, I sometimes know when to stop! ;) ) Have FUN! If it's hard, take a break, write something else, move things around a little, see what happens. Mental blocks are harder to get over than physical ones.
  10. Please feel free to call me a bossy cow! ;)

I do hope I can be of some help to people. Love your craft, we are the ones who bring light and life to people who need it.

Blessed be, my darlings.

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Saving Prince James by Genie345 reviews
Prince James, 20, is now a ruthless king that created an empire by conquering all other kingdoms. Princess Sofia, 18, is a banished princess who was summoned by Cedric to save the kingdoms and James's heart. Can a banished princess save a lost prince's heart and can a ruthless prince find love in an exiled princess? MADE FOR OLDER TEENS (16 and up)
Sofia the First - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 383,321 - Reviews: 752 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 8/13 - Published: 6/23/2014 - James, Sofia
Quarantine by KAOS reviews
UPDATED 4 YEARS LATER! !In 'Care of Magical Creatures' class, Draco pulls a trick on Hermione, resulting in them being sprayed with an infectious liquid, AND 3 months in Quarantine together!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 45,252 - Reviews: 1214 - Favs: 473 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 7/28/2009 - Published: 7/31/2002 - Draco M., Hermione G.
Repeat to me What You Said Again! by CarEtoDreaM reviews
Hermione stupidly agrees to a marriage proposal from Draco not realizing that due to a really old wizarding law, once you agree to a proposal from a pureblood you cannot take it back. REVIEW PLEASE! CHAP 17 FINALLY UP!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 28,680 - Reviews: 406 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/3/2009 - Published: 1/25/2004 - Hermione G., Draco M.
Unexpected by MonDieu666 reviews
When Layla is sucked into the show she expects to lose ten kilos and fight demons but what happens when the brothers think she's insane and are dropping her off at the next asylum, she is terrible at demon hunting and she still looks the same as ever! [Discontinued]
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,289 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 3/4/2008 - Published: 4/30/2006 - Complete
To Marry an Enemy by Nessa A. Dennis reviews
UNDER RECONSTRUCTION! Working on chapter 9. Hermione learns the truth about her parents and an agreement that her father made with no other than Lucius Malfoy, how will Hermione cope with the agreement that her father made? rated for safty. DMHG!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,084 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 6/13/2007 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Draco M., Hermione G.
Fatal Attraction by Illyana Rasputin reviews
Pietro is in love with Kitty, Kurt is in love with Kitty and kitty doesn't know who she's in love with. It's all out war for the hand of one of the most irresistable girls in Bayville, until Juggernaught escapes from prison...
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 29,796 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/1/2004 - Published: 7/30/2003
Something Wicked This Way Comes by beyond-grace reviews
The student's powers are draining, they're having strange dreams, and a hidden room in the Institute holds a dark, terrible secret.
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,920 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/29/2003 - Published: 9/16/2003
Southern Belle by Ace of Hearts reviews
*AU set in the antebellum South* Rogue has never been considered a beauty like her older sister Jean, nor a sweetheart like her younger sister Kitty...so what is she supposed to do when the most notorious playboy in the South starts courting her?
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,398 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/15/2003 - Published: 4/18/2003
Some Things Never Change by BlueEyes2 reviews
Blithe's eyes remained a dull eerie glow of gold though, settling on her face in a haze of confusion. But as soon as they braced on Kurts reflective yellow ones, it seemed the inner light in their sparkling depths flared up with a fiery blazing passion..
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,657 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/10/2003 - Published: 4/27/2003
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Change of Heart reviews
Still the same old Kietro, just up dated and hopefully I've done better this time! Apologies to everyone who R&Red the first time round!
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,751 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Shadowcat/Katherine P./Kitty P., Quicksilver/Pietro M.
Like Father, Like Daughter? Revised reviews
Sorry bout the lack of updates, I've decided to re-do this story. Only minor changes to make the plot more streamlined. Based in an AU, where Logan finds out he has a daughter he never knew about. But is she too far gone for the X-Men to help?
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,929 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 6/30/2004 - Published: 7/15/2003
All at Sea reviews
Ok, I know the title sucks, but I promised you a Kietro and here it is. The usual mix ups and hatred of our fave couple, but this time THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN!
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 49,498 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/30/2004 - Published: 10/27/2003
Emotions reviews
A follow-on to Change Of Heart. This time Kurt falls in love with a new recruit. Kurt/OC and some Kietro(What happens after CoH). R&R
X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,412 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/23/2003 - Published: 5/13/2003