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Author has written 7 stories for Naruto, Dragon Age, and Legend of Zelda.
Age: 27. Sigh.
I have an extensive list of favorite stories, and if you have similar taste in regards to pairings and the like, I suggest you take a look at them; I've been on here a while and I think I have amassed a lot of good fanfics. :)
Also, this may or may not be of any use to you, but here are some tips for good writing, and not just with fanfiction:
When you write, a good rule of thumb is that you want to show your reader what's going on, not tell them. If someone is mad, instead of saying just that, try showing what indicates that they are mad: what are their eyes, hands, etc. doing? "He could read her irritation in the rigid line of her jaw" is a good start, and far better than just, "He could tell she was irritated with him." It shows more of the world you are trying to create and paints pictures in your reader's minds.
Now for plot: plot is one of the most important ways to sell a story: an unbelievable plot or one with a deus ex machina finish hasn't been fun since the Greeks did it over 2,000 years ago. Now, it should be mentioned that good writing can make people accept even the craziest of plots, and the world of writing is full of non-absolutes, but here are some good rules for storytelling:
1. Come up with your ending before you work on your middle. Endings are hard, so get yours working up front.
Characters: Make them interesting, give them opinions, round them out and stay away from cliches. If you are using someone else's characters, keep them "in-character" - but that doesn't mean you can't test them, challenge them or take them out of their comfort zones. The beauty of fanfiction, AU or not, is the ability to work with preexisting worlds and people. Don't change them so much that they are unrecognizable.
Things that will disintegrate your story:
1. Don't tear yourself down in your comments, summary, etc. Some constructive complaints are fine, but don't write things like "I suck at summaries!!" I guarantee people will be less inclined to read your story with an intro like that.
2. Watch the grammar and spelling. One or two mistakes is okay and understandable, but when the number starts getting up there, it just becomes a hassle to read and so people just don't.
3. Continuity, continuity, continuity. Don't break it with small things like, if she's wearing a skirt one minute, she can't be wearing pants the next, and certainly don't break it with big plot twists. Before posting more of your story, if you can't remember, go back and reread your work - even try doing it aloud. This will also help with typos, grammar, and spelling.
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I like dancing in warm summer rain
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