Author has written 26 stories for Blakes 7, Ghost Busters (Real/Extreme), Airwolf, and Emergency.
For those who've asked, I am still writing 'Airwolf' and 'Emergency!' fanfic, and have several stories that are in progress. Unfortunately, increased work demands, quite a bit of work travel and a busy personal life have limited my writing time. It takes time to create, revise, and polish a well-crafted story, worthy of the reader's investment of time, and I ask for your patience as I am committed to crafting quality over posting quantity.
As with my other stories, when finished, they will be posted first toand to , and afterwards posted to AO3 and this site.
Why do I do this?
I write fanfic for myself, because the actual writing of it makes me happy and feeds a creative need for me. I also tend to write fanfic when I've read all the stories I can find in a fandom and am craving more, or can't find the type of stories I'd like to read.
I post the stories here and elsewhere in the hopes of eliciting feedback of what works well and what could be improved. A lot of feedback on this site often seems more about personal cheering sections and validation, but I really would like to get constructive criticism, for those of you willing to write it.
I personally have reduced the number of reviews that I write on this site because (and I'm paraphrasing a fellow author in some places here):
1) too many writers and their fans do not seem able to separate constructive criticism of the story from criticism of the author personally;
2) there seems to be less interest in getting input on how to write a better story than there is a desire for approbation (that's a direct quote. Sorry R). I only leave a good review if the story warrants a good review. At the risk of sounding like my parents, I really think that many writers forget that they have to earn respect and achievements and praise; it shouldn't be handed out just for showing up and publishing a hastily written story. Take the time to polish a story before posting it; the audience will still be there and far more appreciative of a writer who takes the time to do his/her best effort.
3) there seems to be some confusion regarding the definition of ‘feedback.’ It’s clear that some members of this community think feedback = praise. It does not; you might want to check a dictionary.
If a writer only wants praise, the writer should state so clearly. Indicating that she or he wants feedback may actually elicit constructive criticism of what worked well in the story and what could be improved, which some readers on this site consider mean, while those who understand the meaning of the word 'feedback' consider it to be something called learning.
"Fiction is an art that calls for the strictest attention to the real -- whether the writer is writing a naturalistic story or a fantasy... I would even go so far as to say that the person writing the fantasy has to be even more strictly attentive to the concrete detail than someone writing in a naturalistic vein -- because the greater the story's strain on credulity, the more convincing the properties in it have to be." Flannery O'Connor
"Build your work around a key question. Good stories need an engine, a question the action answers for the reader." Fifty Writing Tools at poynter.org
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." Anton Chekhov
"Writing a novel [or story] is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." -- E.L. Doctorow.
"Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.” Oscar Wilde
Alternate pen names:
I wrote under the pen name Morrigan in the Blakes 7 fandom and as P. Morrigan in the Real Ghostbusters fandom. Morrigan -- the Irish goddess of war, life (sex) and death -- is way too popular a name for me to use on fanfiction.net, thus I am Enfleurage here.
http://www.enfleuraged.com/index.html which will serve as a central repository for all of my fanfiction writings.
Blakes 7: Much of what I've written in B7 is published in print zines and therefore will not appear on this site. I'm willing to share and I'll probably dig out and post some of the older stuff eventually since most print zines are either OOP or largely not selling in this world wide web of fandom. If you happen to get your hands on a print zine, do try it, particularly those published by B7 editors. They are real editors and demand more than just a submission. They are also quite selective about what goes into their zines so it's quality writing and worth the price of purchase. Go to http://www.hermit.org/Blakes7/ to find some very good fanfiction writing, all of which was vetted by very good editors and deemed worthy of inclusion in a print zine.
RGB: Some stories posted here, others posted on Yahoo groups
Airwolf: The AW stories do follow a chronological order: "Middle Man", "Fathers and Sons", "ab ovo", "Achilles Heel", "What It's Worth." There are references within each story to the previous stories. "Achilles Heel," "What It's Worth" and the next story in sequence, "The Devil You Know," are a trilogy, and the final story is still a work in progress (12 chapters in). Because of the delays I encountered on "Achilles Heel," I won't publish "The Devil You Know" until it's completely written.
Emergency!: is my new playground. It holds up amazingly well for a show from the 1970s and the more experienced adult in me is impressed by the production values and how much money went into the location shooting. The writer in me loves the characters even more now than I did as a kid and is impressed at how well each is fleshed out.
My Emergency! stories are also posted at http://www.markviifanfictionrealm.com/
The characters who drive the fanfic:
Finds dark and brooding anti-heroes as irresistible as chocolate. Kerr Avon and Severus Snape are equally addicting. Have no idea how blond, quiet Egon from Real Ghostbusters caught my eye. Have had a crush on Archangel since childhood and he nicely fits the gap between blond and somewhat dark anti-hero. And then there is Wash, whom I simply adore, from Firefly & Serenity, which is an interesting evolution from anti-hero to beta hero. And somehow I've wandered from anti-hero back to Mr. Stand Up in Peter Burke from White Collar. Fortunately, what he lacks in a disregard for authority, he compensates for in sarcasm, a quality also found in Hank Stanley, Emergency's Fire Station Captain, who is very probably the source of my lifelong attraction to tall, lanky, dark haired men.
The common factor: intelligence, wit, technical ability, being very good at what they do, a disregard for authority (for some), and sarcasm.
I am registered as a Beta Reader for all of the fandoms in which I've written and several more with which I am pretty familiar.
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