Author has written 2 stories for Bones.
I discovered fanfiction while searching the internet about David Boreanaz. First I visited IMDb.com, then Googled him, visited some fan sites, spent way too much time ogling his pictures, and then one night I stumbled upon a story about Angel and Spike. I thought I was reading a script from somewhere!! I found out that it wasn't, that someone had just written their own story for others to read. After that I found more, and started looking for it. I had never been much of a reader, but suddenly practically all I wanted to do was read these stories.
Somewhere along I found a Bones fan site that I liked. I became a regular and started reading Bones fic posted there. Exactly when and where I found out about FanFiction.Net I don't recall, but when I did I was flabbergasted by the enormity of it! I was only interested in one category: TV, and by then one show: Bones. I looked through the TV category and found shows I hadn't watched since I was a kid, shows I'd never heard of, shows I knew all about... And there were movies and books and cartoons and ... well you know all that, you're here! I'm still amazed by the vastness of it!! And what blows my mind is that with all the stories here and on other fan sites as well, I've never, n-e-v-e-r met anyone that knew what I was talking about when I mentioned fanfic! Is that crazy or what? I get here and it seems so huge that I must surely be the last one to the party, and yet I can't find a soul that's ever even heard of it!!
I'm not really a writer. Technically I write okay, but thinking up the story isn't really what I do. I can amuse myself with my own imagination well enough, but fanfic isn't fantasy fiction it's fanatic fiction. I'm interested in being a beta reader though. Blatantly bad grammar errors are a turn-off, but I've mellowed some, probably from the casualness of the style of fanfic. Spotting misspelled words is easy, but so many use spell-checker that it's not that big of a deal these days. What is a little more useful is finding the "mis-word". You know, the spell-checker doesn't find it because it's a word - it's just not the right word. Examples: Please bring it over her(here). Another example of this probably happens with story re-writing: He took it to his(her) desk. It's things like that that I find, mostly simple, that breaks the reader and makes them think about the writing, instead of just letting them immerse themselves in the story. I'm not saying my grammar is A plus, but there's not many that would have much to correct after I've worked it through. Some parts that I may not catch on to so easily are first-person/third-person, or maybe tense. If it reads easy enough I might not catch it automatically; that's something that I'd have to make a point of checking deliberately.
Anyway, I'm set on publishing the requisite five stories so I can become a beta reader here. At this time I finally have my first story up, and an idea that I'm mulling over for my next one. Wish me luck!