About

I'm a Canadian currently living in a small village outside my hometown and working for a tour company. I write in my free time, what little of it that isn't taken up with traveling and hanging out with my friends. I appreciate all comments but I am especially grateful for any criticism. I am somewhat oblivious and often need to be hit over the head with something before I notice it. 
I'm also, despite the fact that I hate poetry, a published poet.
Okay because I keep getting requests for it I'm going to warn you about my critiques. When I critique I am incredibly mean and nit-picky. The worse the story is, the nastier I get. I am also brutally honest about it. Emphasis on the brutal part. Please bear this in mind when asking me to look at your work. I'll do it, but there's a high likelihood that I will tear your story apart. Also possibly your pride and your soul. You have been warned, so please, don't yell at me later if I critique your work or say I didn't tell you how bad I'd be. I have.
Since I hate the constant posting of everything I do to it, if you want my tumblr account just go to laurendmsmith.tumblr.com . It's half blog-half writing website but there's a place for questions in case any of you have ones you want to ask. You can also ask anonymously if you like.
Thanks for reading!
Reading order for the Cinderella series: Cinderella vs. Prince Charming, Cinderella vs. the Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella vs. Happily Ever After. The Step Sister vs. Cinderella is kind of number four.
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25 Published Works

Featured work.

The Emperor's Arrow

Social data: 531 reads. 66 votes. 7 comments.

Description: Sent as a bride candidate for the emperor, Evony is anything but happy about the situation. She might be a trained warrior of the Amazzi, but she knows little of court and intrigue. It’s her difference that draws the attention of the emperor and as...

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Cinderella vs. Happily Ever After

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LaurenDMSmith
I feel for you. I live in the middle of nowhere and I always wanted to try living in a big city, but it never ended up working out (I've lived in multiple places but they always managed to trick me into going somewhere smaller than my hometown (-_-);) And now I'm putting down roots right outside my hometown, so I don't think I'll be able to do it, even though it was always my plan. Life's funny that way.
      
      But I think you're doing this the smart way. Checking out the city you want to live in first, doing your research, making sure you'll be able to support yourself and not have to come back home and move back in with your family. While, like you mentioned, some people can just wing it and have it work out, the likelihood of that actually working for most people is very low. It's better to be realistic and make informed decisions than impulsive and make decisions based on what you're feeling in that moment.
      
      On a side note, I've always loved http://www.askamanager.org/ for advice on jobs, including everything from resumes, applying and interviewing to weird things that happen on the job. If you're looking for advice that is.


LaurenDMSmith
I'm glad to see you've started a new book! Prepare for the comments!
      
      But yeah, I agree that it doesn't take more than a few seconds to actually listen to what the staff are saying to you. And you know, treat them like actual human beings and not convenient devices you can turn off and on at a whim.
      
      I've worked a lot of customer service jobs, it's actually a good part of my current job, and while you remember some of the really nice ones, it's the crazy/nasty ones that stick out the most. Which is really unfortunate. And I wonder how many of the latter actually realize how much judgement they're getting from the people who they're dismissive of. Because I can guarantee you that anyone who's unpleasant to me gets a black mark in my mental list and when I have to choose who to help first or can only help one person, you can bet I don't choose them.
The Cinderella vs. Prince Charming series caught my eye the second I started reading the description. I enjoyed reading the first three books, and I will be reading the last soon. I am very glad that you decided to finish the series even though the voting and commenting were lower. I am happy I found your story. You are truly one of the great writers I have seen on Wattpad.