Author has written 30 stories for Mutant X, Dukes of Hazzard, Star Trek: 2009, Third Watch, Hawaii Five-0, and Supernatural.
Well, I'm a 25 year old law student, I don't really have a life, and I've found my muse goes crazy whenever I can't stand what I'm studying (which makes for some long nights!)
I stumbled across fan fiction about 8 or 9 years ago, when I was randomly looking up a TV show on the internet. How surprised was I to find a little world full of people across the globe who think similarly to me! Until that moment, I had thought I was the only one who made up stories in my head based on TV shows and movies. How delightfully wrong I was! Since then, this place has become a kind of haven for me, an escape, just as I'm sure it is for most others who participate in this craft.
I love the communities that have formed on this site - the safe place it has created for writers to share their work and receive both praise and suggestions for improvement. It's amazing really. :)
About my Writing:
I've been writing fan fiction for about 7 years.
Several of my stories were written back when I was a teenager, and I'd like to think I have improved since then. I keep them posted for purposes of nostalgia.
I am an impulse-writer, meaning I usually need a trigger of dialogue or a scene to pop into my head before I write a story or chapter. I'm not one of those who updates on a scheduled basis (though I may try) or who has an entire story written before I post. I admire those who can do that - my life right now is in such constant, regular upheaval that I am unable to do so. I also don't use a beta. I'm too impatient. So what usually happens is I'll proofread before I post and then re-read the story or chapter the next day (through refreshed eyes) and fix any errors I spot. By far my worst issue is leaving out words in sentences. I type fast and read faster, and sometimes my brain just reads what's in my head rather than what's on the screen. I've also been known to revise parts of stories based on errors pointed out by reviewers, if I deem it to them to be egregious enough. Oh - and my one-shots rarely stay one-shots - usually due to a reviewer's insightful comment sparking my muse anew.
One of my English teachers in high school used to tell me: "Write what you know." Well, I know about emotion, family, friendship, dreams, heartache, regret, insecurity...those themes form the core of any one of my stories. Another one of my English teachers used to always say: "Show, don't tell." This is something I strive for in every fic. To be as descriptive as possible without blatantly giving away what I'm trying to get across. I tend to focus more on describing feelings and situations at the expense of the scene or scenery - it is perhaps both a strength and a weakness as a writer. I also focus heavily on dialogue. Dialogue is really important to me - if I can't 'hear' the characters saying it, then it doesn't work. Capturing their 'voices' is the most important thing to me.
I love reviews, so talk to me, and tell me what you think about my writing. I appreciate all constructive criticism.
Also - I'd love to be a beta. Just PM me.
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