Author has written 32 stories for Shining Force, Riviera, Golden Sun, Misc. Games, Nostalgia, and Xenoblade Chronicles.
Chapter 2 of "Shining Cloud" is up, right on schedule. In this one Deanna and Hindel visit the shrine, and we learn a bit more about both of their feelings for Iom. Hope you all enjoy.
It's been over a year, but I'm finally ready to start presenting my latest Shining Force CD novel. Titled "Shining Cloud", it unravels the events foretold in Brehen's prophecy about Deanna and Natasha's son, Hindel. I'm very excited about this one, and now that I have the first chapter up, I hope you'll read it and post a review letting me know what you think. I'm putting out the novel on a biweekly basis, so expect chapter 2 to show up on May 14.
Happy Pi Day, everyone! Unfortunately, I couldn't find any way to work Pi into this month's update, the latest (and in all probability, final) tale in the "Write Me No Sonnets" series. But perhaps that would have just gotten in the way of the story. In this tale I attempt to wrap things up with a bang, in a high-paced adventure which nonetheless says a few new things about Pad and Melody's relationship. Enjoy, and don't forget to leave a review! Also, I may as well give a plug here for the fanfic I'm currently Beta reading, ImonZ's "Far Above the Skies". It's in the section for Skies of Arcadia (a game which Nostalgia bears no small resemblance to), and it's a very entertaining read from a veteran Skies of Arcadia writer.
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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