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Author has written 8 stories for Naruto, and Fruits Basket.
Citrus: Contains either Lemon, Lime, or both.
Lemon: Contains graphic sex.
Lime: Contains sex, or things of a sexually suggestive nature, but nothing graphic.
PWP: Sex with little plot.
Crossover: A crossover/fusion with another anime, series, or movie.
AU: Alternate universe. Uses the same characters, but details are changed, as well as the time line.
Songfic: A fic set to a song.
Vidfic: A written video. Minimal dialogue.
Humor: Kinda self explanatory.
Fluff: Light-hearted, happy stuff. No real content.
Sap: Sappy fics...so sweet you might get cavities!
Sad: Really sad writing.
Angst: Characters suffer through torture, emotional trauma, etc. Not
NCS: Non consensual sexual situations. Rape.
Death: One or more main characters die. This does not necessarily
Length of Stories:
1,000 - 7,500 words
The ’regular’ short story, usually found in periodicals or anthology collections. Most ’genre’ zines will feature works at this length.
7,500 - 20,000 words
Often a novellette-length work is difficult to sell to a publisher. It is considered too long for most publishers to insert comfortably into a magazine, yet too short for a novel. Generally, authors will piece together three or four novellette-length works into a compilation novel.
20,000 - 50,000 words
Although most print publishers will balk at printing a novel this short, this is almost perfect for the electronic publishing market length. The online audience doesn’t always have the time or the patience to sit through a 100,000 word novel. Alternatively, this is an acceptable length for a short work of non-fiction.
Most print publishers prefer a minimum word count of around 70,000 words for a first novel, and some even hesitate for any work shorter than 80,000. Yet any piece of fiction climbing over the 110,000 word mark also tends to give editors some pause. They need to be sure they can produce a product that won’t over-extend their budget, but still be enticing enough to readers to be saleable. Imagine paying good money for a book less than a quarter-inch thick?
Epics and Sequels
Over 110,000 words
If your story extends too far over the 110,000 mark, perhaps consider where you could either condense the story to only include relevant details, or lengthen it to span out into a sequel, or perhaps even a trilogy. (Unless, of course, you’re Stephen King - then it doesn’t matter what length your manuscript is – a publisher is a little more lenient with an established author who has a well-established readership)
Taken from YaoiRocks: who wanted anyone to post this on their profile to keep people from embarrassing themselves. So here are the basic rules for flaming:
1) Please have a point. If you think something sucks, there has to be a reason. If you have no point then there's no point in reading your review.
2) Post some literary venture of your own before you attempt a flame. Think of it as your resume. We need to see some credentials damn it! You can't just walk in off the street! How do we know if you're qualified to be making this judgment? We can't let people go around writing these things all willy-nilly. (If nothing else, it's bad form not give us something we can flame you back for.)
3) Check your spelling and grammar. There's nothing worse then making a bunch of grammatical errors right in the middle of telling someone else what's wrong with their writing. You lose all credibility.
4) Do it with style. You've heard the saying, I'm sure. 'If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well.' If you're actually going to take the time to cut someone down, the least you could do is get their attention. A simple 'duh... it sucks George' is not gonna cut it. Seriously. If you intend to be mean, then at least try to come off like the villain, and not like one of his nameless henchmen. (think scathing)
5) Read summary warnings. You don't want to go ripping on people for content that you were clearly warned about. That honestly only makes you look like an idiot.
6) Throw in some amusing word play. When you step into the arena baby, you want to show off you're skills. A truly good flame entertains the crowd. That way people don't just plain hate you outright. You want them to almost look forward to more of your acerbic wit.
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