A quick-link guide to the many items in my portfolio up for a port raid
Welcome to my port
This is a guided tour of my portfolio. I hope that you enjoy it!
Folders are in bold and do not necessitate reviews, though you are welcome to give them.
"Strolling Thru Scottie's Port" 13+: A quick-link guide to the many items in my portfolio up for a port raid
"Write on! Plans & Probs with Publication" 13+: How once woman went from being a SAHM of four to a published freelance science journalist
"Review Me!!" E: These are the items I am *desperate* to have reviewed. Please critique!
"Help Me Write My Article" E: A list of articles I am submitting for all-rights publication. Most are quite short.
"Help Me Write My Novel!" E: A list of the short stories that relate to setting & character development in my novel
"Seeking Publication" 13+: I'm taking the plunge; please help me sink or swim!
"A Modern Day Prometheus" 13+: A relic of times past inspires Caroline to fulfill her dreams
"Heart and Soul" ASR: Everything my daughter does, she throws herself into
"Four is the New Three" ASR: The sitewide average rating is a 4.3...does that mean four stars is average?
"Why I Read Without Reviewing" 13+: Why might I stop by your port and close the window without reviewing?
"Fictional Folder" E: A dash of the holidays, a touch of comedy, a spoonful of poetry, and some novel shorts...
"Novel Shorts" 13+: A group of short stories to help me better create the characters within my novel
"The Crystal Ball" ASR: Seven year old Alex needs some magic help; can the crystal ball save him?
"Isolation" ASR: A new future beckons; can she overcome her isolation?
"Snowfall" ASR: It never snows in Southern Alabama, and Jonathan's broken his leg.
"The Water Slide" ASR: Jonathan just wants to build the best water slide ever. Why is his brother so upset?
"The Conference" ASR: Trouble at school mandates Caroline's first parent-teacher conference.
"Holiday Stories" E: These are stories for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Enjoy!
"The Ballad of Mrs. Claus" E: Ever wonder what Mrs. Claus does during Christmas?
"Up All Night" E: Two little girls decide to stay up all night Christmas Eve
"Christmas at the Boss's House" 13+: Never mix cold meds, drinking, and a paycut (ie what I'd like to tell dh's boss)
"Orange Stockings" E: The lights are white, the stockings orange - Merry Christmas!
"Dear Santa" E: My letter to Santa Claus
"Arnold the Snowman" ASR: Funny things happen when the mayor is against you.
"Snow Angel" E: A young man tries to help those in need
"Turkey Dinner" E: Never invite your mother-in-law to your first Thanksgiving feast.
"Christmas Around the World" ASR: A fantasy-genre version of the first Christmas...on the other side of the world
"Credit Card Christmas" E: Ebeneezer recieves his credit card statement after his first generous Christmas.
"Sandy and the Prince of Toys" E: Sandy is whisked off to a magical locale to rescue a prince.
"A Cat in a Hat For Christmas" E: A homeless cat, his pet fish, and two Things celebrate Christmas
"Stories of Drama" E: You want emotion, you want danger, you want the edge of your seat
"Huh" 13+: A different type of cop story
"Wasting Time" 18+: An encounter at a homeless shelter changes Carla's life forever.
"Whispered Secrets" 13+: A little girl has disappeared; will her teddy bear save her?
"Surgery - The Whole Story" ASR: Revised from dialouge-only; please critique!
"Fettuccine Alfredo" E: Fettuccine has finally escaped the kingdom of Noodle, only to wind up in hot water!
"Deer Editor" E: Y wont u publish me? (a satire)
"Fairy Puzzle" E: Let's do a puzzle on a rainy afternoon!
"Rain Dance" 13+: I wasn't what they expected...I was ME
"Teardrops" E: How I longed to comfort the sobbing woman...did I dare?
"While Mortals Sleep" E: While mortals sleep the muses bring them dreams of inspiration...
"The Right Side of the Bed" E: When I woke up, the bed was moved; that wasn't the only change.
"Olympic Athlete" E: If you were an Olypian... what event would you participate in?
"Double Life" E: A woman finds her husband's diary
"The Bells Rang Out" ASR: A woman works frantically to finish her project in time
"Space Case" E: A college student fills in on an observatory tour
"Dew Covered Roses" ASR: An old man must cope with the loss of his wife
"Surgery" ASR: A woman must decide whether or not to undergo a heart transplant.
"Aunt Lettie" ASR: A woman's inheritance is not what she expected
"Wolf" ASR: A woman endures years of her husband's lying
"The Key" E: A woman wakes to find a key, and dreams of treasure.
"Resistance" E: Two young lovers are not what they seem.
"Coffee Stains" 13+: Cold coffee is the writing on the wall
"Children's Stories" E: Fiction slanted for kids; I'm new at this so thoughts are appreciated!
"Strawberry Pickin'" E: Can Phillip really enjoy picking strawberries?
"Spiritual Stories" 13+: A folder for my spiritual/religous items.
"Love thy Neighbor" E: Now why would a space alien go to church?
"Testimony" E: A young woman opens her grandmother's life to something she had always known
"A Laugh A Minute" E: My bitter stab at comedy...did it leave you rolling on the floor?
"Meeting With the Publisher" ASR: Some people would do ANYTHING to get published.
"Hit and Run-In" ASR: A car, a dog, and a nice surprise! A dialogue-only piece
"D-Day" E: Kroger. Seven kids. You do the math.
"Volcanic Claims" E: Really, there was a volcano! Really!
"Love Makes Me Sick!" 13+: How do you feel when you hear those three magic words?
"I, Alien" ASR: Will Smith is yet another man in black, or something like that
"Gold Medal Cheat" E: He goes for the gold...and falls a little short.
"Honey, I Blew Up the..." ASR: A shrinking machine and a pesky fly lead to big trouble....
"The Day the Cart Struck Back" E: The cart was on a roll. <hee hee hee>
"Nancy's Bart" E: Bart's mother obsessed over Nancy Drew, and it ruined her life.
"The Grocery Trip" ASR: A trip to the grocery store every mom must go through
"The Frat Party" 13+: Jim's first frat party
"Spam Christmas" E: Merry Christmas from the coupon queen!
"Finals" E: Three days without sleep, and finals are looming
"Nothing Hurt But My Pride" E: A Writers Cramp short story without the word 'love'
"The King" E: Baby pictures never lie!
"The Cold" 13+: A simple cold stops Alice from sniffing sweaty armpits & ruins her life.
"Contest Entries" 13+: Writer's Cramp, Send Sherri Snickering, and other repeating contests
"Daily Writing Challenge" E: My entry for the Daily Writing Challenge
"Compound Cowboys" ASR: Can these bumbling cowboys hope to catch a dangerous desperado?
"Bride of Victor" 13+: Shelly is about to find out the truth of how she came into the world
"Ultimate Writing Workshop" 13+: A compilation of my responses to prompts for the UWW
"To Spessica Jence" E: My best friend betrayed me in high school...learn from my mistake
"Journal 6/30" E: I write, therefore, I am
"Statue of a Widow" 13+: He carves his way to forgiveness
"Poetry" ASR: I don't write much poetry but this is where it's at!
"Mommy and Me" E: I'm a SAHM of three...what more can be said?
"Cocoa Bliss" E: A moment of peace at the end of the day
"A Mother's Miracle" E: To willing parents, every newborn is a miracle unrivaled
"Blessed Air" E: A poem about my third favorite part of giving birth
"The Savage Beasts" E: Music stills the savage beasts...
"The End of the Day" E: Sometimes it's the little things that help the most
"Ode to the Mailman" E: An ode to my mailman, from a stay-at-home mom.
"Poetry of Promise" E: My stab at spiritual poetry
"Zion" E: Written after I learned the history books don't hold all the information
"Seasonal Stuff" E: Trick or treat! Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
"The Gift of Christmas" E: A child's Christmas excitement
"The Five Rings of Christmas" E: My true love gave me five golden rings that brought back the spirit of Christmas
"Christmas Hodgepodge" E: A Christmas song composed from other Christmas songs, for the Cramp
"Christmas Season" E: Writer's Cramp Entry
"Green" E: Milkman wanted green! (poem for the writer's cramp)
"Writing.com Day" E: One day, one member will be President, and then...
"Excuses" 13+: Why I missed the last Writer's Cramp entry
"Dew Covered Roses - The Poem" ASR: A man keeps his promise to his dead wife - again!
"Green Balloon" E: It's a beautiful day, just me and my balloon. The possibilities are endless!
"Desperado" E: A sestina for Johnny Cash Memorial Day
"Reviewing" E: Forums, article and poll(s)? on reviewing. Not that I ever do any reviews, LOL.
"Scottiegazelle's R&R" E: What does Scottie's R&R *mean*?!
"Look, Ma! Stars" 13+: Want to know why you got a 2 or a 5? My opinion on R&Ring, as well as my format.
"Contest Reviewing Format" E: My various contests require a slightly different reviewing format.
"CLOSED Reviewer Looking for Work!" E: I'm going to have to shut down. Very sad.
"What do you read first?" E: I want to know how best to sort my port to be read
"Contests" E: How can anyone resist entering a contest?
"Scottie's Short Story Contest" E: All the items relating to my current contest
"Welcome Letter" E: A welcome letter for members of my contest group
"Short Story Contest Savings" E: A place to store gps for my short story contest; a group to store contact information.
"Scottiegazelle's Short Story Contest" E: A monthly contest to help me grow as Drama newsletter editor.
"Scavenger Hunt" 13+: So ya wanna raid my port? Watch out for some little treasure chests!
"Past Participation" E: A grouping of previously held contests and their results
"Love Your In-Laws" 13+: Is your family as dysfunctional as...my hubbies?
"In-Law Results" E: Results of my in-law writing contest
"Friendly Rivals' Contest" E: Winners Announced!
"Nonfiction Nonsense" E: I've been known to spill a rant or essay or two that might not fill other folders
"Freelancing for Free" E: A gathering of the articles seeking publication.
"Treat Your Customers Like Family" ASR: Strengthening customer relationships will help the bottom line more than you think!
"Dogs Versus Kids" 13+: A lighthearted comparison of dogs and children
"Religious Reasons" E: A few essays on my belief as a Latter-day Saint, or Mormon
"My Beliefs" 13+: What I believe as a Latter-day Saint (aka Mormon)
"What I Believe" E: Looking for spiritual insight? I would love to help out!
"After Death" E: What happens after we die? A Flash Fiction entry
"Hello, Jimmy!" E: The story of how my third child was born, for all who are curious!
"Why I've Become a Hermit" E: I used to be popular, I used to be loved; now I'm in hiding
"A Sci-Fi Alien!" E: Some angels come in space alien garb
"Some Assembly Required" E: I'll never forget the year I got underwear and my bro got a firetruck and a tricycle
"Jaywalkers Anonymous" E: My ancestor loved to take the straightest path, but it finally caught up with him!
"New Year's Dissolution" E: I scan the contest page for entries...
"Confessions of a Couponaholic" E: My name is scottiegazelle, and I am a couponaholic....
"Money Management" E: Funds folder funds for my groups, including my savings account for next year's upgrade
"Scottie's Savings Account" E: Did you want to help me save for next year's upgrade?
"So You Want an Upgrade?" E: Everyone wants to be upgraded. Here's how to do it yourself!
"Getting Farhana's group Upgraded" E: Wondering how we're getting 6 mos upgrades for everyone? Check here for the math
"Help Them Help Themselves!" E: A group to move Farhana's upgrade group to 6 mos membership
"Freelancing For Fun" E: I mean, it's not like I'm making any money this way...
"Clips" E: Several unpublished clips to help me become a published writer.
"Branches On My Family Tree" 13+: My family tree is more than names and dates - is yours?
"Query Letters" E: A grouping of query letters for various articles I hope to be working on
"Query - Atlanta Parent" E: A query letter for an article next May; thoughts appreciated.
"Query - Deep Impact" E: A query letter for Boys' Life magazine on NASA's Deep Impact mission
"Flaxseed" E: Query letter to various magazines regarding possible flaxseed article
"Images and Sigs" E: A place to store my zany images - thanks Pixie!
"Money Management" E: Funds folder funds for my groups, including my savings account for next year's upgrade
"Scottie Dogs" E: A gift from Pixie; my doggies on review!
"Thanks In Depth" E: Just my way of saying thanks to the "We Love In Depth Reviews" forum
"Newsletters" E: A folder to keep hold of my various newsletters - I'm an editor now!
Thanks for stopping by!