Author has written 24 stories for Descendants, 2015, Three Musketeers, Sherlock Holmes, Breakfast Club, Ballerina/Leap!, Westing Game, A Murder for Her Majesty, Harry Potter, and Robin Hood.
"When you can't stand to live in your own world, write to live in someone else's world for a little while." -CO
THE MAIN REASON WHY AUTHORS ABANDON OR QUIT THEIR STORIES:
Writers- all of them, from famous authors to subtle FF writers- ALL depend on the feedback from our readers. Vision Dominican brought up an interesting albeit tragically true idea:
"Lack of reviews is the greatest killer of fan fic writers out there. We at the institute wish to let the public know of how they can pitch in to save our dying writers.
1) Drop a review every other chapter. It may not seem like much, but reviews are actually what many of us want to see. That, and hits. Hits do make us happy but we don't really know if people like our story or not.
2) Visit our author page. Those kind of hits really make us happy. It's where we showcase our entourage of friends, beta readers, and stories. Some of us even tidy up with set areas for upcoming story ideas and character bios.
3) Send a PM. While normally I'd prefer a review, PMs are just as good. Really, it warms my heart to communicate with another reader or writer."
What you call being "too lazy to review" is what we call "a flame to the pages" as the writers. That one minute or two that you felt "too lazy" to review is another minute of creeping discouragement that all writers feel as they begin to think...
"Why am I even here…?"
"What's even the point of continuing?"
"My skills must be terrible…no one cares for my story…"
"I'll never be a good writer...I quit."
These are only a few thoughts that go through every writer's head- that go through MY head- when we put out a chapter/story with all our heart and soul within, and we sit there…and sit…and wait…and not a single person says even a word.
If you're not a writer, you have NO IDEA how much that hurts…
If you ARE a writer, then I'm sure you know just how great it feels when someone is kind enough to leave a heartwarming and encouraging review, and you read it, smiling while thinking…"Wow…fuck...I did it…"
So, why not give fellow writers the same luxury here?
Too many times I've seen epic and utterly beautiful works of literary art fall to pieces before finally being abandoned due to the terrible discouragement that the lack of reviews can cause.
Sometimes, it is so severe that the very writer himself decides to quit, denying the world his skills of writing that I'm sure it would have deeply enjoyed.
Just one minute, that's all it takes. Just a few gentle taps of the fingers on your keyboard, a few seconds or so of your time, and your words can SAVE a writer from a dark demise.
Do me a favor: Go find a story, ANY story, anywhere here on Fanfic,net, and see if you can help it. If it has very little/no reviews at all, just check it out, and say something you like about it.
And enjoy the thought in mind that you could have just SAVED that story, with just a few taps of the keyboard…
If you agree with what I have said then please copy and paste any part of this story you wish onto your profile. Modify it in any way you see fit; there is no need to use my exact words. You make it say what you want it to say.
Currently working on a new story: Everything’s Fair in Hell. Hoping to start publishing in June 2020!
All my Descendants stories written in 2017-2018 are intertwined (this does not include crossovers). Which means, if, for example, Mal has a scar on her arm from her mother throwing a vase at her when she was little, she has that scar in all of my stories.
I think the Isle of the Lost book series are just like fanfics that just happened to be published. So, like all fanfics, I read them for ideas, but don't use them as fact.
I do not own any of the characters, movies, books, scripts, lines, storylines, or actions that are original to the stories for which I write fanfictions. I own nothing except my original storylines and original characters.