Author has written 3 stories for Pokémon, Transformers, and Elder Scroll series.
Favorite Band: Stabilo
Favorite t.v. shows: Naruto, Pokemon, Family Guy
Favorite movies: LOTR, Pokemon 2000, Lucario and the mystery of mew, cars, Spirited Away, Watchmen, Transformers 1 2 and 3, Harry Potter 5-7
Favorite color: Light blue! Green tea green, pastel pink
Hobbies: Sleep, play video games, draw, and now writing a story!
Favorite game: Drakan, Okami, Harvest Moon, Red Dead Redemption, Transformers
If you could describe me in one word it would be: Strange, very strange..
Something interesting about me: I can't spell worth crap!
Favorite character(s): Itachi, Steven and Sir. Aaron, The King (cars)! Optimus Prime, Jetfire, Ironhide, Bumblebee, Jolt, John Marston, Snape
Favorite Fanfiction: Armillia -- Coral Garce
A note to writers: I believe there are certain keys to writing a truely sucessful story, the main being to plan it out. If your going to write a story, you want to write a good one, right? But what exactly sets a good or even exelent story from the rest? Well I think these are some things to ask yourself to guide you the right way.
Does my story have a beginning, middle and end?
Where's the exposition, initial incedent, rising action, climax and decending action?
How long do I want it to be? How long should it be?
What POV am I going to use? What tense?
Is there charater deveopment? Too much, too little?
Is it going to be funny? Serious?
Is my protagonist's personality developed? Are they realistic? What sets them apart from every other?
Are the events that I create plausible? How and why do they happen?
Is my story going somewhere?
I personally have a little book that I keep with me (secretly of course) where I can write down things as I think of them. Quotes, plot points, events, details, anything I can think of goes in that book. Even words that I hear and want to use later. I have all the charaters written there, my OC's relationship with them at the moment and where it will go. There's a graph showing the flow of action in the story along with the central plot points. I've got the whole story summery written as well as page long chapter summeries. It's also a good tool if I need to refer back to information back in previous chapters (dates, names and such forth).
I can't tell you how many fics I stopped reading simply because they wheren't going anywhere. Just filler after filler gets repetitive and the story quickly loses interest bacause it's the same thing chapter to chapter. Things need to be going somewhere, there needs to be a subconscious arrow pointing the reader in the right direction, also known as the climax.
Anyways, I just wanted to give my two cents. Take it or leave it, I know lots of you just write for fun just winging it chapter by chapter. But planning an entire story I think is even better, then you get a chance to add all kinds of different elements like forshadowing and motifs, which I think alone can set a story apart. That's the idea isn't it? :P
Thanks guys! Read what you like, Write what you love!