Dixie Cross
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Joined 03-01-12, id: 3775285, Profile Updated: 02-28-14
Author has written 8 stories for Gone with the Wind, and Pride and Prejudice.

Update:

I decided to put "Livelier in London" on hold for the time being. I have found it too difficult to try and juggle editing "Practical Engagements" (the P&P fanfiction work I would like to eventually publish on Amazon), writing "Livelier in London," writing my own original stories, and editing other documents.

I will post the first chapter for "Practical Engagements" soon, under my Sophie Rae account. I posted this story about two years ago in its entirety and took it down shortly thereafter. I have made significant additions to it, and am continuing to make changes to it as I edit. I will post a chapter every other day once I post it. Hopefully it will be a polished draft of what I will publish, once I am finished with it on this site.

Again, if you are interested in my P&P writing, I will be posting "Practical Engagements" under my other pen name Sophie Rae.

And finally, fingers crossed, I hope to publish something--anything--for GWTW, around the anniversary of when I first published something for GWTW. It will be my reward if I'm very good and focus on my "real" writing.

Musings:

I am nearing two years on fanfiction. I have loved my experience in this community as much as I have struggled to understand what exactly it means to be a part of a community where I don't actually know anyone and no one actually knows me. What does community mean with complete anonymity and absolute unaccountability? I have floundered, I have fought, I have flitted back and forth, reluctant and recalcitrant, or incredulous and sarcastic.

If nothing else, I have come to accept that it has been an experience, and one which, to my amusement and wonder, has opened my eyes to aspects of my personality I didn't see before. I have received kindness and authenticity, I have discovered talent and hopefulness; minds, if not hearts, that share a love for characters and plots that have kept me company and helped me survive for years gone by, and that will continue to do so in the years to come. And most bizarrely and wonderfully of all, out of this ethereal community, built on people's imaginations of other people's imagined worlds, I have connected with real people, who face real problems and share real stories.

This is mise en abime, en abime, and I'm finally feeling like I belong, floating around in nothing but the dreams of familiar strangers.

Cheers and happy writing,

Dixie

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Unequal Affections by OnlyaNovel reviews
Diverging from Jane Austen's classic novel at the first proposal in the Hunsford parsonage, Unequal Affections explores what might have happened if Elizabeth Bennet had reacted thoughtfully rather than emotionally to Mr. Darcy's proposal. First chapter and prologue.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,887 - Reviews: 738 - Favs: 391 - Follows: 461 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
Something Lost, Something Gained by Ghost Writer Extraordinaire reviews
Takes place after Rhett leaves and Scarlett is preparing for his second visit.
Gone with the Wind - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,080 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/19/2012 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Complete
One Wild Ride by CCgwtw reviews
My Sunny, Funny Ficathon 2009 Entry. Scarlett, at 16, meets a visitor from Charleston in a story that presents an entirely different side of our heroine.
Gone with the Wind - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 54,589 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 6/20/2011 - Published: 7/9/2009
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A Bout de Souffle reviews
A veer-off from the early part of the book. Rhett eavesdrops twice at the Twelve Oaks BBQ. A what-if that's been done before, I imagine. (Title means 'Breathless' in French.) New chapter.
Gone with the Wind - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,825 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 4/6 - Published: 1/30
Livelier in London reviews
Darcy is engaged to Elizabeth, and when she comes to visit London to be fitted for her gowns, see her betrothed and help lift the spirits of her good friend, Georgiana, some unexpected people and unforeseen events force Darcy to prove just how much he loves his bride-to-be and just how hard change can be. Story put on hold for now. Will complete at later date.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,423 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 2/13 - Published: 2/4
Rosier at Rosings reviews
Georgiana accompanies Darcy on his annual trip to Rosings. As a friendship between Elizabeth and she blossoms, new problems arise and new faces appear. The two young women must learn to trust their hearts, rather than their minds, or be doomed to repeat their past mistakes. COMPLETE.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 27 - Words: 75,157 - Reviews: 604 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 552 - Updated: 11/16/2013 - Published: 11/16/2012 - Complete
Too Much, Too Long reviews
Rhett's mother dies instead of his father. His return to Atlanta is delayed, and his world, both internal and external, experiences a small, but significant shift. Rhett's POV. One-shot. (Slight change in AN at bottom.)
Gone with the Wind - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,789 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/7/2013 - Published: 10/28/2013 - Complete
A Girl's World reviews
A modern twist on GWTW. Tenuously follows book plot. Episodic style. All scenes take place roughly "now" no matter how much time elapses in the story. Chapter 28: Epi-epi-epilogue
Gone with the Wind - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 85,453 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/2/2013 - Published: 5/3/2013 - Complete
Into the Night reviews
"An' den dey talks kinder low an' Ah doan hear all whut dey say..." I read this line and couldn't help but write a quick one-shot about what they might have said, with hopefully different results. Time frame is right after Bonnie's accident, before even her funeral.
Gone with the Wind - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,437 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Complete
Exhale reviews
I wanted to shake up this popular what-if. Short. Meta-canon. Editing other GWTW story made it impossible to resist writing something new. One-shot.
Gone with the Wind - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,558 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/29/2013 - Complete
Bittersweet Scars reviews
Re-post. What if Bonnie had not woken up that night Scarlett waited up for Rhett? An "almost near miss" I have often wondered about in the book. One-shot.
Gone with the Wind - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,624 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Complete