Author has written 1 story for Twilight.
Hey everybody! My name is sparklyscrunchies. I'm an American girl who recently graduated from college with a degree in biology. I love my family, cats, and running. I am Christian and politically conservative, which makes me feel like an outcast sometimes among people my own age, but what can you do. I love science, but if I had my way, I would have a job writing or editing.
The main fandoms I'm into are Harry Potter, Twilight, Frozen, Teen Wolf, Teen Titans, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
I really enjoy proofreading/beta-ing, so if you're looking for a person to do either, feel free to PM me! I'm always happy to help if I can. As of chapter 83, I am beta-ing the Harry Potter story "Always" by aterriblebeautyisborn. Her story is fantastic, and I can't recommend it enough. It's like having another Harry Potter book to read. Check it out!
If you're curious, my background as a gymnast was the inspiration for my username. The leotards that we wore often came with matching hair scrunchies, and both the leotards and the scrunchies were often sparkly. Hence, sparklyscrunchies. :) (I'm unfortunately unable to find the website where I got my avatar, but I just want to make the disclaimer that I did not take that picture and do not own the image in any way.)
Poor grammar/spelling is a big pet peeve of mine. On this website, writers are always begging people to read and review their stories. If you're one of those people, you should know that if a story is filled with a ton of errors, I probably won't read more than a couple paragraphs, and I don't think I'm alone in that. If an author doesn't have a grasp of how you/you're or its/it's work, why should I trust them to be able to carry me through an engaging, meaningful story? Of course, it's difficult to be perfect. There are probably a few typos in my stories and even in this profile. But a few typos here and there is different from poor grammar that makes a story unreadable. If you want your stories to be taken seriously, you need to learn this stuff.
A fantastic grammar resource is Painless Grammar by Rebecca Elliott. I cannot say enough good things about it. It's clear and simple, but also really funny. It's a wonderful way to learn about grammar without feeling like you're back in school slogging through a boring homework assignment.
Other fanfiction things that bother me...
I don't generally read slash, especially if it involves two characters who are plainly straight and would never, ever, ever sleep with each other. Robin and Slade? Where on Earth do you get that? Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy? There is absolutely nothing in any of the books that suggests that either of them swings that way, and plus, they hate each other. There are so many reasons that pairing could never happen, I will never understand why so many people are obsessed with it. Chase and House? No. Wilson and House? No. Edward and Jasper? No.
As you may have inferred from the above paragraph, I'm not a big fan of AU. I mean, some AU is OK, and it's fun to think about and write about situations that could never really happen in the universe of a book/TV show. But there's a limit. For example, when it gets to the point that you're writing Twilight fanfictions where everyone is human, Bella is a rocker/biker chick, Edward comes from a severely abusive past, Carlisle and Esme are negligent hippie parents, Emmett is a playboy, and Jasper and Alice are cheating on each other, there is nothing in common with the original story except the names of the characters. And it's fine to write stories like that, but please, don't say that it's Twilight fanfiction. At that point, it's its own story. And it might be a good story. It can be well written and engaging (although experience has shown me that stories like that often aren't), but again, it's not Twilight fanfiction, and you shouldn't label it as such.
Those are my thoughts on fanfiction.
If you read one of my stories, pretty please leave a review for it! Even if it's just, "I started reading your story, but I stopped at X part because I got bored," that would mean so much more to me than just seeing I got a hit on my story and being left to wonder what the person thought of it. I'm hoping to be a real author someday, and since I'm done with school, this website is a rare opportunity to get honest feedback on my writing. Thanks!