Okay. Let's get one thing straight. I made this Google-Linked account a long time ago (when I was obsessed with something, make a wild guess on what it was...) and that probably explains my pen-name/account username. But after awhile, when I've reviewed stories, sent Private Messages, my suggestions are credited on stories with my username, my name got out there. And, well I'm too lazy to change it to something normal. What can I say, I'm American! (Was that going too far?)
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So, I'm an eager reviewer of (almost) every story I read (except anime, that stuff really confuses me...) please do not be afraid to act awkward and ask for help on any suggestions for any new chapters from a complete stranger. I CANNOT think of one person who likes it when the author leaves the story at a cliff hanger and doesn't update within the month or two. Nor should you be afraid to ask me to review the stories that you have written. You won't be seeing anystories from me though (I am a terrible writer). May be interested in beta reading, but won't make any promises. Hates abandoned stories as much as the nextguy, (usually reminds the author with a fairly sized review and/or a PM...) and as for the stories I read, I almost always ask for the next chapter (sometimes even on one-shots, but that's only if I see true potential in them). I'm just another loyal fan whose quench for more chapters can never be...uh...quenched.
GUIDELINES: These are simple rules that I follow, so if you see one that may interfere with your request, then I am afraid I cannot fulfill it.
-1. I do not read "M" rated Fanfics. I just don't. I am not that kind of guy, so please do not ask me to review or read any of those. I just don't like that kind of stuff, because you never know what you could find in one...
-2. I also do not read heavy angst or sad death Fanfics. I am a man, and men are not supposed to cry. I am weak, so I tend to stay away from them. If I do read one (usually by accident, when I am to lazy to check the genre) this will occasionally lead me to flame the author, even though he did nothing wrong. Said flaming tends to be quite creative, so I stay away from them
3. I do not give you half the story, or even a paragraph of one if you ask for help. I simply give you lots ideas to bounce off of, and probably will give you an outline of any future chapters. Most of the time I just give a summary of the next chapter (basically what it we be like if you take my idea).
Side note: I don't specialize in any specific type of genre, but I am not very good a romance novels, so don't expect perfection there...
I know one day someone will PM me with a 47 chapter long, 750,000 word story about some book or movie that I have never read/watched, and I will be totally screwed. In that case, I will give you some basic, non-specific plot ideas that you could probably do based on what I learn from reviews, chapter titles, and/or other means of summary. Can't be much help on that, sorry, but I'm not able to solve every writers block...
I have never completed one Harry Potter Book, or even one HP fanfic. I have watched only 2 of the movies. So that is one of the books that I can't accept submissions from. Not "I don't want to accept submissions" but "Cannot accept submissions" So, yeah... Strange as it is, the by far largest Fanfic topic, and I can't do anything with it.
You need to write chapter 17 or 18 or whatever, so you PM me. I acknowledge your PM, and say that I will read your story.
After I read your novel, I sometimes state your problem if you don't already know it, and start to give some "one-liners" of some easy possible continuations. If the next part seems simple enough to me, I will give just you a straight out answer, and your done! If not, then I will send what I have and wait...
If you still don't know what should happen to your main character or plot, then I will begin to list all major ways that you could make a new chapter, and we could pick from that list where you story could head off from. We will cross out the bad ones, maybe add a few that I forgot, and then see what's left.
After you pick an idea, I will usually PM you a plot outline of "Chapter 17" or which ever number is next, and give you a summary. It will be as if I just read the said chapter, and is describing it to a friend. If you like it CONGRATULATIONS!! You are done and can start making people happy! If not, then we could list alternates to recently discussed idea, or "go back to the drawing board" and select a new one.
If you have a collection of one-shots, and can't think of the next one-shot chapter you're going to post, I WILL GLADLY accept those PMs as well! (I like one-shots because you can really go "freestyle" and do whatever). No real story line to follow, no real restrictions, and they can be from 120 words to 2,000! Also, it gives the reviewers more control over what they read or want to read and interaction with the author!
Well. That's my profile/advirtisment, so just one last detail and we can all go on with our merry little lives :)
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