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Author has written 73 stories for Home & Away, Robin Hood BBC, Vicar of Dibley, Little Mermaid, Twilight, Grey's Anatomy, MI-5/Spooks, Misc. Movies, Misc. Plays/Musicals, True Blood, Misc. Tv Shows, Hobbit, Dracula 2000, Silent Witness, and North and South.
Hey :) I'm Leah from Australia, an Aussie/kiwi scorpio who loves reading and writing. There's a lot on here, you're probably thinking I'm a self absorbed git fart ... Hmmm. Well, actually, I've just got a lot to tell ya!
First off, email address. I really hope it shows up because I've been getting a lot of guest reviews asking me about stories, it's annoying not to be able to get back to people so here is my email address.
Please only use it for questions about stories, not for abuse hurlings, I am not interested in reading rants and whinges because a story was not up to "your" expectations, apologies for the snottiness- I am hung over.
And now for the rest of zee profile!
I must confess that I am not the greatest writer in the world but I do try to make my stories as easy to read as possible and, of course, enjoyable. I also used to believe in Mary Sues and think I had to write to suit the standards of other readers. Now I know that is a load of bollocks and from now on I will write to please me and my orginal characters will turn out the way I believe they should turn out. If people do not like it ... So tempted to type that they can sod off, but that would be too mean. I'll type this instead.
If you do not like the way I write. To each their own.
If you do not like what I write, to each their own, as well.
I'll also happily admit I used to think reviews were really important. The stuff of life! Now I know they're not. It's sharing stories with others that counts. Who cares if your story gets 0 reviews? Just post & share! I also don't really care about bad ones. Life is too short and there are too many important things to worry about.
Steak/sheep tongue and sheep brain/Kangaroo/Emu/Oysters/Lobster/Duck/Rice/Snails/frogs legs/Grapes/Tart green apples/Chicken/pasta/French pastries/American Cheese cake, and sushi!
Justine Waddell, Matthew Newton, Nicholas Bishop, Lucy Griffiths, Lara Pulver and Richard Armitage. There are more, most of them are Australian or british
Lily Allen, The Feeling, Keane, Queen, Metallica, John Farnham, Lee Mead, David Hobson, David Campbell, Vitamin C, The Corrs and Eve's Plum.
I also love film soundtracks and have a huge, huge collection!
Torchwood, Grey's Anatomy, Robin Hood BBC, Home and Away, Britain's Best Dish, Poldark, Angel, Underbelly series 2, Judge John Deed, Dancing with the stars, Strictly Come Dancing, MASH, the inspector Lynly mysteries, Charmed, True Blood, Two and a half men ... There are more, they're mostly british or aussie.
Munich, the fountain, bram stoker's dracula, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Casino Royale, Star Wars 1 & 6, The Fall, Dracula 2000, Love Actually, Harry potter and the goblet of fire, Harry potter and the half blood prince, lotr 1, 2, 3, the little mermaid, walking on water, Australia, Twilight/new moon/Eclipse/breaking dawn, Underworld rise of the lycons, Underworld, the Russell Crowe version of Robin Hood, mishen aka Target, and the silver brumby
The soul slayer by Paul Doherty
Twilight, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Tess of the Durbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The lords of the north by Bernard Cornwell
The poldark saga by Winston Graeme
Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen
The Silver brumby by Elyne Mitchell
The black stallion by Walter Farley
Foot rot flats comic books by Murray Ball
The champion by Elizabeth Chadwicke
The last vampire and the immortal by Christopher Pike
Flowers in the attic by Virgina Andrews, funny I don't feel comfy about reading about incest, but I adore her work!
Anything by CS Lewis! I loved him as a little girl!
Harry Potter 1, 3 , 4, 5, 6 & 7 by J K rowling
Twilight 1, 3, 4
Authors who influence me.
About my writing habits
I'm fairly meticulous when it comes to writing. I focus on keeping the characters in character unless I write a humour fic or a really au one. I admit that I am so careful about the way I write it takes a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time for me to update. I'm also prone to taking down my work and revising it.
I only write in UK or Australian english. I can't train myself to write in American english. I'm not being racist by the way, I simply cannot make myself do it.
Two of my dearest friends BETA for me and I would be no where without them.
I love to use Italics and Bold in my stories. This annoys some readers. But like I've stated before, If you don't like it, read a story that doesn't have bold and italics. I also tend to plot jump. I do that because it makes writing and revising my fic just that wee bit easier.
When I write a story set in a medieval or period before say ... the 20th century, I avoid anything modern unless it fits the character or if it's a humour fic or if it's a very AU story.
My stories evolve around women rather then men. I find writing from the perspective of a woman more fulfilling. I also sympathise and empathise more towards women then men, not that I hate them, well there are a few I've been unable to stomach, I just find women more interesting.
Things I've learnt on FF.net and other fic writing sites
The hardest thing about writing I find is that people want you to write to their standards, not your own. Don't write to please them. Sure, edit it, make it easy to read. Get a nice even flow. But write to please yourself and forget about the idiots who flame you because they are to childish to hit the "back" button when it dawns on them that they don't like the story. Also, if someone offers you some advice, take it into consideration. It may really help your story flourish. If it doesn't work with your idea. Turn it down graciously. That part, sadly, I still have a wee bit of trouble with hahaha!
What ticks me off in fan fiction
I’d like to point out that if you are from the UK or USA and notice that my spelling and grammar are different, that is because I am Australian and I write using Australian English, not UK English, not US English but Australian English. It can be a tad annoying when someone tells you that your work is riddled with mistakes when it is not as riddled as they claim it to be.
People who complain about your story in an anon-still can't spell it, lol!-and don't bother to leave a contact email. Doing that is just plain cowardly.
I hate the terms "Is all" and "And all" and finally "Feelings for" They are so ... Disgusting!-ok, disgusting is a bit strong, so they just make me really cranky because they are inaccurate.
Oh, and "Yous and Cold/warm out" as well.
And finally ...
Ways/Anyways should be "Way" or "Anyway" Also, what the hell is "Where's he at?"
Phew, more peeves!
Bad spelling! Eeek!
Anti gay readers. Ok, it is your right to not like slash, but do you need to be so mean?
Rushed stories! ARRGH!! I hate them! They're too hard to enjoy. Please slow down! Add description, develop your characters! Etc, etc.
Modernisims in non modern fic!
I'm also sick and tired of shipper wars. What ever happened to choice, ppl?
Female character bashing. We are entitled to have an opinion, but why do we have to be so aggressive? I don't call Marian a b%h because she choose Robin over Gisborne. I don't boo Isabella or Kate because they wanted Guy to cark it, there are more important things to be upset about.
People whinging to me about how depressing my stories are-I love depressing stories and the more you ask me to write happy endings or chapters, the sadder they will become. This is not to spite people at all, I just prefer misery sometimes to fluff.
"Please up date soon!" Nope. Shan't. The chappies are up when they are actually ready, not before.
This whole "Mary/Gary Sue" thing. Quite frankly I couldn't care less about it and refuse to believe in them, but others do so to each their own. If you do not know what a Mary, Gary Sue is. It is, to put it quite plainly, an orginal character who is too good to be true.
Ok, sounded a wee bit cranky there. I'm only human, lol! But. no one is above constructive Criticisim, but we are all above being flamed. I will stick by that till I bloody well die!
Pairings/threesomes I write about or like like to read about
The little mermaid
Ariel & Ursula-Note, Only if Ariel is over 16 years old in these fics and Ursula is not her Aunt.
Ariel & a male or female character, mostly someone her daddy would not approve of :)
Eric & Vanessa
Eric & Ursula
Flotsam & Jetsam
Eric with Vanessa and Morgana
Robin Hoof BBC
Guy & Marian
Guy & Prince John
Guy & Tuck
Guy & Meg
Guy & Allan
Allan & Marian
Allan & Kate
Allan & Djaq
Isabella & Prince John
Isabella & Meg
Isabella and Robin-but I'd only read it if it was well written because I loathe Jonas Armstrong's portrayal of Robin Hood.
Isabella and Allan
Djaq & Guy
Djaq & Marian
Beth & Lucas
Jo & Adam
Adam & Lucas
Jo & Lucas
Dmitri & Beth
Ruth & Lucas
Ruth & Harry
Dmtri & Erin
Erin & Lucas
Erin & Beth
Home and Away
Peter & Leah
Zoe & Tracy
Any of the sisters and Cole Turner
The lord of the rings
Aragorn & Frodo
Aragorn & Eowyn
Legolas & Arwen
Gandalf & Frodo-non slash
Arwen & Frodo-non sexual
Angel & Cordy
Wes & Fred
Mary & Tosh
Jack & Gwen-I loathe Rhys with a passion. I do like Ianto, but I like Jack with Gwen better.
The chronicles of Narnia
Lucy & Caspian
Susan & Caspian
Edmund & Jadis
Susan & Jadis
Ginny & Harry
Cedric & Hermomine
Cedric and Harry
Cedric and Ginny
Harry & Cho
Bella & Edward
Alice and Edward-non incest
Jasper and Alice
Alice & Bella
Esme & Bella-non slash
Carlisle & Bella
links to some of my forums and my yahoo groups
Twilight-Bella & Edward-Gallery & Discussion Group
Ursula the sea witch
I've made a forum as well, please join if you are an Ursula or Morgana fan!
This is the forum's gallery and former discussion board.
Robin Hood BBC, All Guy & Marian related.
if you want to say something negative about my work, please show some balls by leaving a contact address or I will have to ignore you. If my profile seems too snobby, I do apologise. I'm not a snobby cow. I assure you.
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