Author has written 11 stories for X-Men: The Movie, and Sherlock.
Here is my five-part guarantee (at least so far).
1. My stories will have angst.
2. My stories will have smut (and although I may reference past noncon in the characters' personal backstories, the stories themselves will always involve sex between consenting adults).
3. My stories will have a minimum of spelling and grammar errors.
4. There will always be a happy ending.
5. I will never leave a story unfinished.
Speaking of grammar, here is my random listing of the most common fanfic errors -- fix these and you'll be 90% of the way there!
1.) it's = it is. its = the possessive. Example: It's important to put every file in its proper place.
2.) their = possessive. they're = they are. there = a place. Example: They're so anxious to get there that they're not even stopping to grab their coats.
3.) to = preposition. too = comparison. Example: He gave the glass of wine to me, but it was too full and sloshed over the edge.
4.) breathe = verb, breath = noun. Example: He could hardly breathe, every breath stung his throat.
5.) Usually you mean bared, not barred, and stared, not starred. Example: He bared his teeth and stared at the intruder. For some reason taunt and taut are also in this category -- a taunt is an insult, taut means tight or tense. Example: His muscles were taut with tension as he tried to ignore her taunting tone. "Taught" does not mean tight/tense. And I see this one so much from even awesome authors, I'm starting to think it's a regional variation, but as far as I know "wonder" means to think about/imagine, and "wander" means to amble/explore. Example: She wondered what he was thinking as her hand wandered aimlessly through his hair.
6.) Unless you're talking about windows or cameras, you mean shudder, not shutter. Example: As the cold wind blew through the house, he shuddered and fastened the shutters.
7.) Your = possessive, you're = you are. Example: You're going to be late if you don't grab your coat and leave right now.
8.) If it's a plural, it never has an apostrophe, unless it is also possessive.
9.) "Than" is comparative. "Then" indicates sequence. Example: I will make sure I have more yarn than I need, and then I will give you some.
A final note -- if you feel like your story isn't getting many hits, check over your summary. If you can't swing 235 characters without a spelling or grammar mistake, I'm too scared to click on the rest! And if you call it a "summery"...well, there's just no hope for you. ;-)
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