Author has written 14 stories for Cartoon X-overs, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Pokémon, Megas XLR, Bleach, Space Dandy/スペース☆ダンディ, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt/パンティ＆ストッキングwithガーターベルト.
Age: Old... :(
Place of residence: A subdivision outside of a backwater town in East Tennessee
Occupation: College Student, Writer, Artist, Filmmaker
All my older fanfics have been discontinued as of now, in exchange for some newer ones. However, I am holding a commission to have my fanfics adopted by anyone who wants them. Please visit my forum and post under the "Adopt-a-fic" section the fic you would like to adopt. First come, first serve!
Like most people on here, I write because I love to tell a good story, but I'm still learning my craft. If you see any ways I can improve, feel free to drop me a line! Any criticism is greatly appreciated! I like learning from my readers what works and what doesn't, as it helps me out as a writer! :D
Pasting this here from my DeviantArt page: I'm hoping to have a few things posted for this month, and may be even starting a comic series starring Carrie, Mei-Lin, and Millie. I'm also planning to push to finish a few chapters of Space Dandy: It's a Fanfic, Baby! and post a few drawings and stuff. However, after November, content from me will become extremely scarce. As a few of you may know, on top of going to college and having to deal with such responsibilities, I've been taking care of my grandparents on the weekends and on such days I happen to not have any college classes (such as during seasonal breaks and the like). However, starting in November, that care may have to change from part time to full time. My grandmother's hips have been getting worse and worse, and next month, she's going to have to have hip replacement surgery. So, I'm going to have to take care of her, which will eat up a significant chunk of time out of my day. I'll post a note on my latest fanfiction chapter hopefully this week, if I get it finished, but in case I'm not able, I would appreciate if someone would pass along this information to my readers on FF.net via the commenting system. I would myself, but I don't want to violate the TOS by posting as a chapter, nor do I want to seem like I'm boosting my own comment count by posting a comment on my fics myself. Again, thanks for sticking with me this long, and hopefully things get sorted out.
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Hey, I know I don’t comment a lot, nor do I read much Fanfiction, but as you can see from my profile, I do write a lot. A lot of people ask me to give constructive criticism, or to proofread or co-write fanfiction, but I’m just not good at doing that. Instead, I’m going to contribute by sharing a few tips I have for writing, not just fanfiction, but for anything in general. Most of these I got from my creative writing and screenwriting professors at school, but they’re good advice and I follow these as much as I can. I don't claim to be a great writer, but I've been writing for a long time, so here's some tips I can pass down to anyone looking to make their work better.
1. 1. WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW. Yeah, this one’s kind of lame, but I can’t stress this enough if you’re just starting out writing. Fanfiction is probably the best place to begin, and what better thing to write about than your favorite characters from your favorite show/movie/anime/cartoon? You have your characters and your world pre-established, so all you have to do is come up with an original scenario and you’ve got a story! I actually broke this rule with my most recent fanfic, Space Dandy: It’s a Fanfic, Baby!, however, I took what I knew about other space shows like Outlaw Star and Buck Rodgers and created the first chapter based on that knowledge.
2. 2. BUILD ON WHAT YOU KNOW. Now that you’re writing, build on that knowledge. If you’re writing a fanfic, watch/read about the material you’re writing about. Take note of the dialogue that goes on between characters, the way the characters act in certain situations, and how the story flows. Afterwards, do your research on the culture of what you’re writing about. Sites like the numerous fan Wikis and TV Tropes help with this immensely. It also helps to read official scripts, which can sometimes be found online, or reading any books based on the work or vice-versa.
3. 3. LEARN MORE. When you get to the point where you can write fanfiction with ease, start looking into related topics and research them. For example, if you write Harry Potter or Naruto fanfiction, do some research on famous magicians or the history of ninjas, then implement that knowledge into your story. This is partly how I write Space Dandy. I do research on topics related to space travel, or science fiction and try to implement them into my stories.
4. 4. WRITE FOR YOU. Yeah, it’s nice to have 500 reviews, 1,000 followers, and a million views, but don’t write just to please the masses. You should write because you want to, not because other people want you to update your story. Over time, your story starts to become whatever everyone else wants it to be, and less and less about what you want it to be. We all know the story of the father and son that tried to please everyone.
5. 5. BE YOUR OWN BIGGEST FAN. Love what you write, and write what you love. If you don’t love what you’re writing about, then you’re not going to want to continue. Then, you’ll get discouraged and quit. Don’t just update your story and leave it. Post it on other writing/fanfiction sites, share it with your friends on social media, hell you can even record yourself reading your story and post it as a video on YouTube! A story isn’t much of a story unless it has an audience, even if it’s just a few people. Just, don’t spam it everywhere, otherwise, you could face some serious backlash. I myself have learned to do this, and trust me, it makes it more fun to write if YOU are one of the people eagerly anticipating the next chapter.
6. 6. ACCEPT CRITICISM AND LEARN FROM IT. Regardless of what everyone says, criticism is good, even if it’s negative. Let’s face it, you’re not Earnest Hemingway or C.S. Lewis. If you were, you certainly wouldn’t be on this site of all places. Use criticism to learn what works and what doesn’t. Your readers often pick up on things that don’t work. However, be mindful of people that just hate what you wrote, but at the same time, remember the advice from #4. The world is full of people with different likes and tastes, and not all of them are going to like what you write, and there’s no shame in that. Also, don’t be defensive of criticism, and don’t be too proud to accept it. That’s why we get characters like Jar-Jar Binks. Learn what works and what doesn’t from your readers.
7. 7REMEMBER FORMAT AND GRAMMAR. I know this is a site for fun, but do use a dictionary or Google for spellings and word meanings, and keep basic punctuation rules in mind. Keeping your writing free from glaring spelling mistakes and grammatical errors show the readers that you are enthusiastic about your work. I know this takes time, but if you really enjoy what you’re writing, you’ll want it to look sharp. However, don’t be afraid to bend any rules. I’ve seen writers use wacky spellings to emphasize speech patterns, or use bad grammar to add to a character’s Southern background. But remember, you can’t bend the rules if you don’t know the rules, and the best way to know something is to put it into practice.
Me elsewhere: MasakiMiyamoto21 AKA HalfWitEdBoy AKA SamuraiHalfWitEdBoy AKA Shogun Studios
In the future, I hope to be an animator and make Americanime (impossible, yes?). If you like my stuff here, you'll love my original stories posted here! http://www.fictionpress.com/u/756050/MasakiMiyamoto and here