Author has written 1 story for Twilight.
How I got into Fanfiction -
I first got turned onto fanfiction through Twilight, when I read an interview with Robert Pattinson in GQ where he admitted to reading Twilight fanfic and liking it (RP: "It's surprisingly hard-core. And very well written"). That got me curious and I just had to check it out.
A bit about me and my boring-ass life -
I'm a late-20s-something Mum who loves to read and especially thinks Stephenie Meyer is the shit! Several years ago I got my English degree, then my Bachelor's of Education, so technically I'm certified to teach high school students. I made the hardest move of my career when I realized that I didn't love teaching high school like I wanted to, and decided to pursue Adult Education in the private sector instead. I'm a very dedicated parent and am sometimes described as a Crunchy Mummy, a term that I see as a compliment. That's what I do by day; by night I dream of Edward whispering frosty sweet nothings along my jawline :D
Posting my own fic is really hard for me, and I'm excited to take on this challenge. I think myself talented at technical writing, but have never tried my hand at fiction of any type until now. Is posting my own Fanfiction nerve-wracking? Yup. Easier with the annonymity of the web? I'm sure.
So far I only have one story posted, Feathers and Isle Esme (posted April 2009). I had originally intended for the full 3 - 4 chapter fic to be posted within a few weeks, but real life has been giving me a butt-kicking (divorce, single mum-dom, etc.) so it's taking a bit longer than anticipated. Hang in there!
Hope you enjoy, and I'm always happy to get constructive criticism and help others with their writing skills!
What I like to see in Fanfiction -
Sweet, cannon-inspired stories. Cannon pairings are a must-have.
EPOV because it's so damn interesting and something we don't see in the series. If SM ever does publish Midnight Sun in its entirety I'll be the first one in line to buy it!
Stories that fill us in on the back-story of our favorite characters, such as -
-Mandi1's You've Kept Me Waiting - a really good (but detailed -- you're warned! It's long!) back story for Jasper and Alice
Lemons that explore "what if Bella and Edward tested the water first?" but not go all the way. Some of these really, really rock! See -
-LaruaACullen's The List - it's hot! It's lemony! It's smutty! What more needs to be said?!
-booboo.kitty2.0's The Acclimation Diaries - okay, this one is really smutty and sometimes cheesy, but OH SO GOOD! Best Fanfic line ever - " 'You rock that freak flag doc,' Emmett shouted, raising his hand in the air for a fist bump." Chapter 8. Check it out!
-Aleeab4u's Defrosting Edward - mops sweat off brow. 'Nuf said. Very true to Edward's angsty, hesitant, think-it-through-too-much character.
-ChangedbyEdward's Ascension - sweet, romantic, and the whole freggin lemonade stand at once!
Well-edited, well-planned stories that attempt to fill-in SM's stories, not re-write them (except for the lemony parts!).
What makes me moan and groan, and not in a good "naked Edward"-y way -
Lemony fic written by the sexually inexperienced, especially when they admit to being virgins! I mean... come on!
Sloppy spelling and grammatical errors. If you normally have problems with this, have someone edit your work. Or see Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling by The Oatmeal.
Non-cannon pairings. Bella is not into Emmett or Jasper, so stop writing that sht! So far I've only read one interesting fic with non-cannon pairings. If you really want to know, PM me.
All-Human stories. Come on! Isn't the whole point that the Cullens are other-worldly? I find most AH stories to sound too much like MTV reality-drama (the Hills... ugh!).
Dirty Talking Edward without the hesitation and angst that would logically accompany his character. Edward deliberating on how insulted Bella would be to hear him say "I want to f - - k your p - - - y!"? Fine. Edward just blurting it out? Not cool.
I have an issue with DV (domestic violence) fics where it doesn't pertain to Esme's back story (since we know she did go through that). I just feel that it shouldn't be glorified.
Enough for my soapbox. Go out and enjoy!!