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

Maggie is a pen name and my actual nickname, but it had nothing to do with my actual name! There is a reason for the nickname but you would have to really convince me to get me to tell.

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'm a twin. I'm generally regarded as the evil twin, but I'm really not. I just like doing my own thing.

I'm dyslexic.  

If you want me to read your story and provide some feedback (usually in the form of a critique), 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. 

I make all my covers myself but the images that I use to make them belong to their respective owners and no copyright infringement was intended.  

Some awesome people I met on this site that inspire me to write every day: 
@DarlingDevil @PhantasiaAeryn @WendyWrites @LaDameBlanche @PrettyDanish @LivingDeadGirlxox @NicoletteAndrews @AuRevoirSimone @saturn137 @NightRose154 @AlysArden @ddgbooks @dramali
  • Location:
    Idris (but I'm contemplating a move to Harael)
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

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11 Published Works

Featured work.

Price of Freedom

Social data: 1.6K reads. 210 votes. 147 comments.

Description: Betrothed to one brother, in love with the other. Casei, Princess of Pontas, has been forced to live a sheltered existence. An ancient prophecy means she must stay pure until her eighteenth birthday, but it fails to state what pure actually means...

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@vaquier2 Hehe. I'm actually excited that I've created a MC that's not entirely likeable. Hopefully she'll redeem herself by the end of the story - or maybe condemn herself. Who knows. She's having fun for the first time in her life, but unfortunately it's with the wrong brother. Believe me, she infuriates me, too, at times. She ignorant as well as stubborn, not a very good combination, but an interesting one from a writer's perspective.

I knew that was your voice in her head! 

Aw, poor Casei. Don't you think you're being a little hard on her. I know she's not like my other characters, but that's because most of my other characters have had to grow up fast whereas Casei has been sheltered so she's only started to experience things. I don't think she can tell the difference between love and lust just yet. She may just surprise you. 

I watched the first season and I couldn't stand it, but that might be because I loved the books and the series was very different. In the books the love triangle isn't portrayed the same, either. It's obvious Damon and Elena find each other fascinating, but Elena loves Stefan. Also, in the books, Stefan and Damon are Renaissance Princes and they have a sense of duty and honour ingrained into them - even Damon. If he gives his word, he keeps it. He likes to play games with Elena, but he wouldn't betray Stefan. I think you should read the books, it's kind of hard to explain, but don't judge it by the series.