Author has written 10 stories for Fast and the Furious, and Lost.
What He Lives For
Status: I’ve decided that I'm probably going to wind up redoing this story, starting from where the collaborative work started ‘cause its not what I had intended this story to be.
MY (UNPOSTED/UPCOMING) STORIES
FIC WRITING PET PEEVES
introducing characters that were never even mentioned in the original work
this is disrespectful to the writer, first and foremost, regardless of whether it’s a work originating from Hollywood or a NY Times best seller. It’s BULLSHIT. Don’t do it. It’s disrespectful UNLESS the character has a limited background (or unless you're writer Bad Company over in the Sons Of Anarchy section)
Using the WRONG FORM of a contraction (i.e. the your forms, the there forms)
seriously, I have to go there? I would LOVE to meet the grammar teacher who didn’t teach this shit in English class. EVERYBODY learns this in grade school! When in doubt, SPELL CHECK. It. Is. Your. Friend. USE IT.
There – in reference to a place or event.
Their – collective group of people (i.e. family, a couple, etc.)
They’re – they are = THEY’RE. end of story.
FORMATTING (or lack there of).
If I learned how to write a damned essay in language classes (english here in U.S.), I know everybody else did unless you simply didn’t go to school.
Quotation marks – double or single
You use the double quotation mark (“) when you’re writing dialogue. One at the beginning and one AFTER the punctuation mark at the end of whatever the character is saying.
EXAMPLE "Fuck this." I muttered to myself, grabbing my cell. I called Vince, praying he was still close by. "Hey, you still at home?"