Author has written 1 story for Naruto.
I'm currently only working on a Naruto fanfiction -for now- so be sure to check it out! It's centered around my OC Ren, although there are also a lot of canon characters included/mentioned. (please read update)
I like reading other fanfctions too, so if you have a good story you want me to check out be sure to tell me! Because I love reading more than anything.
Answering any PMs and questions asked! (:
“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happened to Sakura?
A: Contrary to popular belief, I didn't just write her off like any good author would do. I have plans for her. Sakura's busy and will make an appearance in later chapters.
Q: When will you update next?
A: When I have time. Which isn't often. But I am still working on it!
Q: How long do you plan on writing?
A: I want to finish this story even if it takes me years. However I don't know how busy I'll get in real life, so I have no idea. Also knowing myself, I most probably won't get around to finishing it because I'm lazy and I lack drive and imagination.
Q: Any advice for someone writing OC fics?
A: I wouldn't have any advice to give you really. This is my first story and I don't claim for it to be good or anything. If you want your story to be 'realistic' I guess I would say to have a good build up on his/her personality/abilities. And please don't waste two, three paragraphs describing how your character looks. Gah. I've always rolled my eyes when reading those parts. "Her long blonde hair swayed softly with the cool breeze" please avoid those kind of sentences. They make my eye twitch. In the end however, the writing style/ plot/ character is all up to you! Do whatever you like/ enjoy.
Q: Do you have any drawing/sketches/paintings of Ren?
A: No. Mostly has to do with the fact that I am not what you call an artist. I can write and string words together to make a sentence. But give me a paintbrush or a pencil and you'll end up with something that I like to call modern art. Yep. Still haven't found a way to make it blow up like Deidara's.
Q: How do I get a story to become popular?
A: I don't know. I think for a story to be "popular" it has to be good (although there are tons of excellent fics that are underrated when they should be getting loads more of reviews/views!)
Just write for yourself. Write what you like and what makes you satisfied in the end. Not everyone's going to like what you write, regardless of the quality/time you put in, so just make sure it's something you're proud of.
If you enjoy writing it/ reading it, then others will too.
Also, make sure your summary is attention grabbing (if possible) and has no spelling/grammar mistakes. If people catch an error in those 140 words or so, they'll probably think the rest of your story is that way as well (even if it isn't!). Make sure the title is interesting or different? Maybe find a good picture? I don't know..
Maybe ask a well known ff author to promote your story? Go on tumblr and recommend your fic? I think there's a thread on this website where you can self promote your story. I'm not sure.
Q: How do I make sure my character is not a Mary-Sue?
A: Ah. Well. Make sure she has flaws. She can't be good at everything. She has to react like a normal person even if she does end up saving the day.
Q; How do I know if my character is a Mary-Sue or not?
A: Ask youself, is is your character good looking? Strong? Smart? Sure, loads of canon characters are, and they aren't Mary-Sues. Just make sure your has a flaw or two that balances out their qualities. What authors tend to do is make their OC the way they would like to be, and end up making this perfect character that everybody loves and respects.
Q: What to avoid doing when writing a fic?
A: avoid using cliches! Try to do something original. Avoid going to OOC (unless that's your intention). Please don't spend paragraphs describing how your character looks like (that goes for any other characters as well).
If your Author's Note is longer than your story, you're doing something wrong.
Please pay attention to spacing. I won't read stories that don't have sufficient spacing and I'm sure others won't either. DON'T Bold, underline, italicize your entire story. Those functions should only be used for emphasis or if you're writing someone's dreams, thoughts, flashbacks, etc.
Don't demand a certain number of reviews per chapter. That's just annoying and will probably have the opposite effect your looking for. I don't like it when author's hold their own stories hostage but maybe that's just me.
Avoid writing a fic that's all description or all dialogue. There should be a healthy amount of both.
That's pretty much it for FAQ! (:
If you're still reading, I want to thank everyone who has given me feedback/suggestions/etc. I'm not joking when I say that it's helped me a lot. It's encouraged me to keep on writing more. Best motivators ever, I'll say! And all the suggestions/ corrections have helped the story become better overall. So if you find that the story is good, you also have to thank all my reviewers for that (:
Big, big thanks to all those who read past the prologue, and kept on reading. I'm still honestly surprised that people actually enjoy reading something that had originally been sitting in a folder on my computer for my eyes only.
For those interested..
Ren is based- loosely- on my good friend. In my head they have the same laugh, same glare, same eyes.. It's probably why I like my OC Ren so much. Except that Ren's sort of unstable- she's ever changing, ever growing, and that's what I like about her.
In my original draft, I had planned things all the way up to the chuunin exams. Comparing what I've written on FF.net and what's on my flash drive, there's a huge difference (regarding quality/ plot/etc.) I like my final product better, but even now when I re-read my chapters I know I can still improve a lot.
I have no idea if you all do this, but there is A LOT of researching involved. Before every chapter I read the manga, watch both the english subbed and dubbed episodes, go on naruto wiki (and a bunch of other sites as well). It's sort of exhausting, but I find myself enjoying it. I think for me, it's important to get every character down. It's also important (for me) to give correct information to the reader. (Note: I don't watch both dubbed/ subbed versions anymore. Just one.)
Ren, as a character, has sort of evolved (slowly) since the start (well at least I think). She has many layers to her and I think that's what makes her interesting. She's human (according to the story) and has normal human reactions. At least I hope.
As much as I would like Ren to have some kick ass powers and be all 'I am your god, bow down," Ren doesn't really posess any cool skills I can work with. Sooooo, I think I'll have to work on that.
I like to keep my characters very much like their appearance in canon. But I can't help but feel like some of their personalities are a bit too steorotypical- so if, in my story, the characters seem a bit, just a bit, off, well, it's on purpose.
OK, so concerning the changes I've made (mostly concerning chapter 7-8) (*note these changes were made Summer '12):
If you have re-read my story, you will have noticed a change. I've fixed some mistakes, added information, taken some things out, tweaked characters, added scenes.
The main change, I believe, has been the addition of Shisui Uchiha. We haven't ever seen Shisui in an episode (well not enough of him to establish his personality) so he was basically, what I call, a blank canvas. I have no idea if he was really like that, but I like my version of Shisui and it was hard to say goodbye to him.
I've also added more Tadashi (though you might not notice). He's one of my favorites (even though you hardly see him). I tried to make him sound funny and offensive- I don't really know if it worked, but oh well.
I've also added Shikamaru and Chouji scenes. Just because their friendship is adorable. Yeah. That's why. *So cuteee!*
So you might wonder why Shisui? Like why him? I could of made up some character, but noooo. I had to choose Shisui. It's all for good reason.
The thing is, before all these changes, I had no idea where I wanted my story to go. I had it all figured out up until the chuunin exams, and then.. poof! There was a huge blank in my mind. This probably wad due to the fact that Ren's character still wasn't established, not really, and I had no idea what kind of choices she would take when put in a certain situation.
Now that I've made all these changes, I know. Like, I really know where she'll end up after the time skip. I may not know exactly how, but I do know where. This rambling probably doesn't make any sense, so if you're still reading, excuse me.
Update APRIL 13th:
A few problems have come up and the new chapter won't be up like I had originally planned.
I'm actually in the beginning stages of RoaW's re-write, and I'll probably be focusing on re-writing what I have out before actually updating a new chapter. I realize you have been waiting for a really long time for an update but I feel like I can't write any more with bad foundations.
I'm working with a few betas who are helping me improve this story. Hopefully when you check back I'll have longer, better quality chapters you AND I will enjoy re-reading.
On another note-- holy crap it's been one year since I first put the story up on FF. net !
365 days later- 410 reviews, almost 85,000 views, 524 favs, and 637 follows! I'm a bit speechless... Thank you all for reading my story and believing that it has some sort of potential. Big thanks to everyone that left/sent me messages with suggestions and corrections- you have helped me make this story better.
A small shoutout to kuttiepie3 for being my first ever reviewer (:
Here's a small present: (should have been in the next chapter)
It took three senbon to the side of the neck to end his life. Two more to end another's. The metallic needles were flying everywhere, too fast for the enemy to see them coming. And they never missed.
Seven down, three remaining.
The last two hired bodyguards were looking at the corpses around them in shocked fear. Haku could see the fear in their eyes, in their quivering fingers, in the unsure steps back.
They would go down as well.
"What is this?" shouted Gato, outraged. But Haku could see his fear as well. "What are you doing? Stop at once! You think that by killing my men that you'll be paid more? Think again!"
"You think again," laughed Zabuza-sama, drawing out his sword.
Haku could tell that the size of it intimidated the old man, but this observation didn't surprise him as Zabuza-sama was quite skilled in intimidation tactics.
"I know about your plans, it's no use pretending you're the good guy," continued Zabuza-sama. "I just came here to tell you I quit."
"Y-you.. You quit?"
Haku stood by observing the two last guards, while Zabuza-sama merely cackled. The two men knew they had no chance in beating Zabuza-sama... they were probably going to try to make a run for it.
The men surrounding Gato were looking more and more uncomfortable... shifting the weight of their weapons into the other hand, gulping, beads of sweat appearing...
"Fine! Quit all you want! I was going to fire you anyway! You are no use to me!" Gato's voice was trying to sound collected but
"Shut up old fool. I'm also here to collect my earnings."
"I have nothing to give you, you scum," spit Gato, his upper lip curling in disgust.
Haku could hear the smile in his master's voice and he prepared himself for the coming course of action.
Tips on Writing
I'll be adding on to this list over time! These are, of course, my personal tips that I think can help one improve their story. This is just my opinion and I am in no way obligating people to follow this bullet list or saying that people that don't follow these tips are bad writers and their stories are trash.
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