"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

My username comes from the words of wisdom by the 19th century lunatic Mr William Herondale who is a character in the 'Infernal Devices' trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

I used to go by Maggie, which is my real life nickname. You can still call me that because I like to use pretentious phrases like nom de plume!

I'm dyslexic. I started writing as a challenge to myself and to get the voices in my head to shut up. The jury's still out.

I'm a twin. I think my sister is the evil one but most disagree. I've found hitting them doesn't help my cause.

I critique. I don't claim to be an expert but years of being an extremely picky reader has given me insight into what makes a good story. If you want feedback just PM me - any requests on my message board will be ignored/ deleted/ responded to rudely (depends on my mood). The stories must have decent grammar and have been proof-read. I'm not saying it has to be perfect but it is unfair for you to ask me to read something you cannot be bothered to read yourself. Also, nothing with stupid titles.
I reserve the right to decline the request.

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A Captain's Heart

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Description: When Kalrona guard captain, Hailen Dubhair, has to escort Prince Clarion and Princess Sorra across the country, his fiancée, healer Kaylin Elsia, refuses to be left behind. But Kaylin is hiding a secret that could threaten not just her life, but the...

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NeverTrustaDuck commented on A Captain's Heart - Chapter 13

You're probably right. 
      Famous last words. You know I'm going to get you to beta read everything I write from now on, right? 
      Haha! If I promise no lovable character dies, will you come out from under your blanket? 
      You haven't screamed at me yet, but you just might after the next chapter! Or you can continue to scream at fictional characters.
NeverTrustaDuck commented on A Captain's Heart - Chapter 13

Wow! I'm sure I would have loved reading it, though. 
      Thank you! You just saved my sanity (or at least my stalker tendencies)! 
      Now that's an idea. 
      No, no, I think you're spot on about fluff being different. This is why I want you as a beta reader! Oh, just wait for the next chapter. I'm going to remind you of what you said when you scream at me!
NeverTrustaDuck commented on A Captain's Heart - Chapter 13

Oh no. Wait, this is the short version? How long was the long version? *shudders* 
      You can revert back to the old layout? How? Tell me! 
      Yes, Hailen would most definitely win, just because he's had more experience. Brute strength can only get you so far, and Hailen has that as well. 
      Fair enough. I miss it, too, but there is simply too much going on to waste time on things that don't really matter to the overall storyline. I figured it would be assumed that Hailen and Kaylin are in a loving relationship, but maybe I was mistaken. If I edit, I'll probably try and make it clearer that Kaylin is not Hailen's whore and that he doesn't just use her for sex! 
      I'll forgive you if you tell me how to revert back to the old design. :P