Author has written 2 stories for Naruto.
I am a sophmore in College, and I honestly don't read much fanfiction anymore. It takes way too much time out of my life. However, after a few years of being on haitus from the whole fanfic scene, I started getting back into Naruto. Now I am going to try my hand at utilizing my, hopefully, much improved writing capabilities to explore the Naruto universe in ways I always wanted to see it explored. Basically, I want to create the Naruto I've always wanted to see. To do this, I will be stitching together the best aspects of the canon and the hundreds of fanfics I have read, all the while putting my own creative spin to it. I believe this will work out to create something cool, new, and original. On the other hand, you might be asking yourself, I have also read a lot of fanfiction, so why would I just read stories that are just an amalgamation of everything I have already read? Why would I read some weird fanfiction anthology if I have already read the individual fanfics that make up said anthology? Well, my response is that I have not read fanfiction in about four years, and I haven't religiously watched/read Naruto in about two. So, I will, at best, be paraphrasing long forgotten fanfics from memory, and, at worst, just using minor conceptual themes. Finally, the fanfics I will be referencing will be so far out of date, they won't even be applicable; my story should be a glorified refresher. Either way, I think I will have a lot of fun, and I hope you do to!
Writing Style: In terms of writing style, I will attempt to stray away from the postmodern, teen fiction style. Instead, I am going to chase a more Steinbeck/Hemingway-esque prose. The masters off implicit narrative. I will fail, and my writing will not run parallel with theirs. However, that's the style of writing I'm shooting for: lot's of allusions, Christ-like characters, allegory, etc... My purpose for writing like this is to improve my literary ability, and when I write every chapter, I will likely focus on emphasizing a specific literary device to portray a specific theme, emotion, or aspect of the story implicity, rather than saying it outright. The overall goal is to be able to craft works that are worth reading multiple times and discovering something with every read. I want to create works that creates afterthought.