Author has written 3 stories for Power Rangers.
Well, I suppose it's about time I update this old thing.
I'm still an avid fanfic reader and occasional fanfic writer. I have three stories under my belt - well, one that's complete, and two that I promise to finish when the inspiration strikes. I go through phases where I can't get the stories to stop flowing in my head and I just have to get them down on paper... followed by phases where I can stare at a screen for hours and not one interesting or creative thought comes through. That's where I'm at now. So for all of you still holding out for To Have And To Hold and Serendipity, I promise a conclusion... eventually. And I always stick to my word.
I've spent a long time on this site looking at other people's work in several different fanfiction categories. By no means am I an expert, but after spending hours searching through rubbish for something good to read, I've put together my own personal gripe list. Of course, this is just my opinion, but I have a feeling that many people would agree, and so if you're a new (or even not-so-new) fanfiction writer, perhaps consider the following.
THINGS I STRONGLY DISLIKE...
1) Summaries that say "I suck at writing summaries!" If you suck at writing summaries, why would I assume you're any good at writing period?
2) Stories held hostage for reviews. As a writer myself, I know what an amazing feeling it is to get reviews on your work. I almost did backflips after my first one! But if you're going to end a chapter with "I'll post the next chapter after I get x reviews," that definitely makes me less likely to leave you a review at all. In fact, it makes me want to turn away and refuse to read the next chapter since I don't appreciate having it dangled in front of me like a carrot.
3) Text speak/Heavy slang - in summaries or stories. Want 2 find out wat hpns b4 ne1 met? I sure don't.
4) Bad formatting. Save the bold, underline and italics for emphasis, or author's notes/introductions. Stories that are written completely in boldface and underlined make me hit 'back' on my browser before even reading the first sentence.
5) Same universe, new characters. This is just a personal preference... I've seen lots of these out there, and I'm sure some of them are very good. But I read fanfiction because I love the characters in books/movies/tv shows so much. I have no desire to read a story about The Hunger Games with all new players, because I'm already invested in the ones from the original.
I'll add more when I think of them... Sorry for the tirade; I guess I'm feeling a bit cranky this afternoon. Happy reading/writing!!
Why am I here? Well, I've been reading Power Ranger fanfic for quite some time now. I don't know what it is, but ever since I was a little kid I was fascinated by the relationship between Tommy and Kimberly. I feel that we never really got to see the end of their story. Luckily, there are plenty of inspired people in the world who apparently feel the same way and have come up with their own happy (or not-so-happy) endings for this couple. I've enjoyed reading these stories to see how others portray their relationship.
Reading all of these stories has sparked my imagination, and recently I decided to try writing my own story. It opened the floodgates for me, and now I think I'm hooked on writing fanfiction as well as reading it! I've completed my first story - which I never expected to be as long as it was - and I'm sure it won't be long before I start working on the next one... Just as soon as the right idea comes to me again.
I also would like to thank those of you who have taken the time to review The Falcon Oracle. It never dawned on me that reading a review could feel so good, but honestly I think that's what made writing such an enjoyable experience! I thought for sure when I posted the beginning of my story very few people would read it, let alone review. That first day, I checked my email to find like 10! I nearly fell over in excitement. So thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words, and for taking the time to read about my crazy ideas.
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