Author has written 2 stories for iCarly.
EDIT: LEAVING REVIEWS ON MY STORY THAT SAY NOTHING OTHER THAN SCREAMING "UPDATE!" TO ME WILL NOT MAKE ME UPDATE FASTER. IT'S RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL TO A WRITER IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE TIME TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE WORK OTHER THAN TO SHOUT AT THE WRITER TO CONTINUE. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE, KNOW THAT THOSE REVIEWS ACTUALLY DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM WRITING, AND THE ONES I'VE RECEIVED HAVE SWAYED ME TO CONTINUE STAYING ON A BREAK FROM WRITING. A BREAK I THINK I DESERVE WITHOUT GETTING YELLED AT BY RUDE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE WRITING.
I'm sorry I took a break from continuing my stories, but a lot of you people leaving nasty disrespectful reviews don't realize the hard work and effort that authors go through to bring you these stories. To get reviews like "Why did you stop?" or "Update already." makes us want to close up shop for a long time, even forever. If you truly want an author to continue, say it politely along with what you like or dislike about the story. The review box is not a chat tool where you can scream for people to continue. Remember that.
To the rest of my readers who are courteous enough to leave polite and insightful reviews, I apologize deeply. I've been swamped with work this semester and haven't really found the time to continue my work just yet! But I am trying my darnedest to come up with ideas for the next chapters! (End of edit.)
Not really much to say about me. I'm 18 years old, female, and going into my first year of college.
I've recently opened up a twitter account, so if any of you guys want to chat, feel free to tweet!
My interests include:
-Cartoons (Quality ones!)
-Comics (DC Comics and Archie)
-TV (...in general xD)
-Books (Horro and Mystery)
-Music (Quality music!)
(I especially love music though. I'll listen to anything that sounds good! From the psychedelic grooves of the 60's, hard rock of the 70's, heavy metal of the 80's, and alternative rock of the 90's, I have a healthy enough play list! Today's music though...meh I'll skip it and wait for another decade to try it's hand..)
Now, people always seem to ask me for tips on how to write a good story, so I'm just going to put down a few of the most basic tips I can offer when writing fanfiction:
Every good story has to have a plot (or idea behind it) before you start writing. It's hard to give a tip for this though as there are many ways an author can go about brainstorming an idea. For example, some people may start up an outline and scribble down a few ideas before they tackle the actual story. Others may have a full storyline in their head, complete with beginning, middle, and end before writing. As for me, well, I kind of do it the lazy and unorganized way. I start with a basic idea, and then open up a new word document and begin typing out the story without any sort of planning whatsoever. I find that I write my best when I sit at my computers for hours, and just stare at the screen haha. I'd say my way is probably the worst (ironically lol) but still, however you want to think is fine. Just make sure you have an idea before you start.
When writing a story, you must remember that a reader can't see everything as clearly as you do, because it's your own idea. As an author, you have the responsibility to make sure you write out certain aspects or details in your story so readers can get a good clear image of what you're trying to project through your words. If a reader gets too confused about what's going on, they will simply click out of your story and leave. (Some examples of things needing detail would be the background scenes such as where your characters are, and what they're currently doing). A reader can get really confused if you don't describe things properly, especially scene changes. BUT, that doesn't mean you have to burn your fingertips off trying to describe EVERYTHING to a T. A reader may also get bored if they have to read long boring detailed paragraphs every two minutes (Like this one for instance! How many readers have clicked out of my profile page yet? ;D) When I'm writing, I like to give my readers a basic image of what's going on so they can see the scene in their heads, but then I let them fill in the blanks with their imaginations for the rest. A good thing to remember when writing out detail, is that you need balance. Don't be too vague, but don't bore the heck out of everyone either!
I believe this is one of the MOST important aspects of writing a good fanfiction story. When most people come here to read, they really just want to find stories that seem like they came directly from the show or book. (Of course this doesn't go for every reader, but a majority of them.) Now in order to make sure you've characterized your characters properly, you have to make sure that you emotionally detach yourself from them when necessary to ensure proper characterization. You must set aside any personal feelings you have towards them. For example, if you hate someone in a show/cartoon/book for whatever reason, DON'T make them come off like a villain for no reason if that's how they wouldn't act in the show. I can't tell you how many times I've read stories where a character was acting so OOC because it was obvious the author was spiteful towards that certain character for whatever personal reasons. Readers DON'T like that. Some may do, but that will only be because they share your own opinion, which most people won't. This is why it's important that you mustn't let your feelings as an author get in the way of writing a believable story. (Also, I just wanted to remind you guys, this is just a tip. Not fanfiction law. If you want to make your characters completely OOC and such, that's fine. I'm just writing this based on my own observations and opinions while reading/writing fanfiction. :P) Also, this doesn't mean that characters from their respective shows/books can't be placed into story lines that wouldn't fit into the show. The good thing with characterization is that, if you use it properly, you can make ANY story seem like it came from the show, whether it be a murder, pregnancy, or something just completely different. If an author uses proper characterization, they can make any storyline believable, despite how much it goes against that certain genres grain. That's why I think characterization is the key aspect that really makes or breaks a fanfiction story. One can have an ingenious plot idea, but the story could be absolutely unreadable to some readers due to unrealistic characters.
So that's basically it for tips. These are the most basic rules I go by when writing my stories, and I hope they can help someone out there looking for a little bit of guidance!
And lastly, one of my biggest pet peeves on this site: Putting my stories on story alert without leaving a review. I get tons of those irritating messages in my inbox from strangers. I don't mind if you read my story and don't see it respectable enough for a review, but when you actually take the time out to put my story on alert and wait for new chapters to read when I update, I find it incredibly rude to disregard reviewing it. Especially since it takes me at least two hours to write them. I HATE when readers do that. As an author, I sympathize with other writers and ALWAYS take the time out to review a story I thoroughly enjoy. So...just remember that if you're a reader who does that to stories. If you enjoy them, please take out one moment of your time to leave a review. It truly means a lot to us authors, even if it's a simple statement. We work our butts off for you guys sometimes! It's nice to get a little something in return for the work. x_x