Author has written 31 stories for Shining Force, Riviera, Golden Sun, Misc. Games, Nostalgia, and Xenoblade Chronicles.
In celebration of Saint Valentine's Day, the next tale in the "Write Me No Sonnets" series is now up! As explained in the author's notes, this will be the penultimate tale in the series, as I close this chapter of my writing career up and move on to other things. I've already started work on a new Shining Force CD novel, and I'm hoping to give better attention to my non-fanfic writing career too. Anyway, enjoy the new tale, and leave a review please!
I know, it's been too long since I've posted anything here, but there's a good reason: Not only do I have a new Shining Force CD story, but this is my first story to come with cover art! And since I can't draw myself, I had to commission something from the immensely talented ExevaloN. In this story, Nick returns to the site of a trial long past to confront a truth that may prove too hard for even him to face. It's called "Our Deepest Fear", and it is no hyperbole when I say that Nick will never be the same again. If you want to see the full version of ExevaloN's wonderful art for this story (Fanfiction dot net forces images to be thumbnail size), go to http://exevalon.deviantart.com/art/Pondering-389192798
To Anyone Who has had their Fiction Reviewed by Me:
1.If you updated your story a while ago and still haven't received a review from me on the new chapter(s), don't be afraid to nudge me with a little PM. Unless I specifically said in my last review that I may not be continuing to read your fic, then I do want to read and review that new chapter. I sometimes lose track of the stories I'm reading here, so every now and then a reminder may be in order.
2.If you're here to thank me for giving your story constructive criticism, please go ahead and drop me a PM. Also, take heart: I've noticed that every writer who has thanked me for my criticism has continuously improved in their quality of writing. And no, it's not because of my criticism (though that does help a little bit). It's because they're open to the idea that aspects of their writing can be improved.
3.If you're here to defend against a criticism that I left for your story, feel free to drop me a PM. However, be forewarned that generally I make criticisms for good reasons, and am quite capable of debating their validity. So if you realize your story has a problem and just want to explain how it happened, or if you think I'm wrong about your story having a problem but are willing to consider that I might be right, go ahead and write me that PM. Heck, even if you're dead certain that I'm wrong, write me that PM if you want; just be advised that I can probably still argue back. I have no problem with people wanting to defend their work; I do it myself all the time. However, read #4.
4.If you're here to complain about the fact that I gave your story constructive criticism, buzz off. I don't force you to read my reviews (though it would be nice if you did, considering that I took all that time to read your story and explain where improvement is needed). And frankly, if you're not willing to improve your work, you probably shouldn't be posting it in the first place. Every writer starts out writing stuff at the quality level of cat vomit, so if you never even accept the possibility that your work isn't sheer brilliance, then everything you ever write will be at that cat vomit level.
To Anyone Who has Read any of my Fics:
Do not under any circumstances hesitate to review. I welcome any sort of feedback, including vehement attacks. Criticism, even non-constructive criticism, is just one more way to see how people feel about my work, which is essential for a writer. I have only two rules for reviewing my fics:
1.Follow FF dot net's rules. In other words, no spam, and no comments that are inappropriate for children to read. Anonymous reviews which break this rule will be promptly deleted. Signed reviews which break this rule will be reported to FF dot net's administrators.
2.Show some indication that you've actually read the fic. For example, the following would be a perfectly acceptable review for The Lord of the Rings: "The world would be a better place if you had died before writing this ludicrously quaint, snooty, well-mannered excuse for a fantasy adventure. And that ending - Gollum trips and falls into Mount Doom? Talk about contrived." A needlessly venomous review, but still acceptable. The following, on the other hand, is unacceptable: "This fic had a few good points, but overall it's pretty stupid." If Tolkien got that review, how could he tell that the "reader" wasn't just someone with a grudge against him? (Yes, there are people who review fics they haven't read as a method of revenge; an associate of mine got a review describing his story as "freaky", when in fact it was a staple romance fic. Pathetic, but true.)
Other than those two simple rules, anything goes. So please, don't feel that if you can't write a nice, polite review, that you shouldn't write one at all. To express your hate for bad fan fiction is your right.
Hello there, and welcome to Martin III's web page, home of Shining Monthly! (Sorry, but something about a web page for my writing brings out the showman in me.) Every month we bring you a fresh new installment in the Shining saga, ripe with revealing characterizations, devastating tragedies, uplifting triumphs, teary-eyed romance, and even a bit of sword-swinging action on occasion. Each of the Shining tales may be read and enjoyed independently, but as many of the characters appear in multiple tales, there are rewards for reading them all. We sincerely hope that we have caught your interest... if so, move your pointer to the tale of your choice and click... a rich literary experience awaits...
Now leaving showman mode: In general, this is my home for writing video game fanfics. I have many other interests, of course, but video games are the best basis for fanfics. (I'll never understand what would make a person write a fanfic based upon a novel or series of novels or shorts. The prose is already there, for crying out loud!)
Let me know if you like my work, and (of course) I'll be motivated to write more.
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