Poll: I've been thinking of writing a 'spin off' romance for at least one of the male supporting characters from my Tas/Mia fics. Which character would you most like to read a story about? Vote Now!
Author has written 9 stories for Fushigi Yuugi, Voltron, Eyeshield 21, and Pinky and the Brain.
About the picture/avatars:
A variety of gorgeous fanart featuring Tasuki and Miaka and characters from my Voltron crossover story, created especially for me by the amazing and tremendously talented artists, Teryn and Zejan! The book cover based on Burned designed and made by reader Tina. :D
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
My writing is dedicated to my husband and my daughter, and in memory of my parents.
Check back with this bio page and the one for Maidens of Konan for updated info on my fanfiction writing progress.
8/11 The site has been down for me the last day, and now that I can get on, the publish feature isn't working, and I can't get the new chapter of Leather and Lace uploaded- (keep getting white screen or error messages. ;P) I am waiting for tech help. Am going to be busy elsewhere tomorrow, hoping the darn thing is fixed for Thursday.
A Note from KL:
I love being a writer, and I love posting stories online for people to read. Nothing makes me happier than inspiring other people's creativity. Having said that, I think it's timely to share my feelings regarding the importance of citing sources:
Anyone who's ever written a paper in college/university knows the most egregious error a student writer can make is not to cite a source when presenting another author's thoughts and ideas in one's own writings. Failure to do so can result in charges of plagiarism, a failing grade from the prof, or in some cases, outright expulsion from the school. No one wants a misunderstanding when it comes to plagiarism. It's why print published authors have acknowledgments in their books, and writers of fan fiction make sure to always post a disclaimer and credit citations for the originator/creators/authors of the series and characters that their fan fictions are based upon. Doing so ensures that an author can continue to write in good standing instead being served with a cease and desist order from the original source.
For me, it stands to reason that the same caution and professional courtesy in avoiding plagiarism applies to anyone using other fanfic authors' original characters/ideas/dialogue in their own story. I will always acknowledge people, ideas and stories that have sparked my muses. Bottom line: using another person's words and ideas without acknowledging them as their intellectual property is not 'flattery by imitation'; it's dishonest, disrespectful and theft of hard work.
If anyone would like to use any of my original story concepts for their own stories, that's wonderful. All I ask that you please do the honorable and right thing and ask/run it by me first, and then properly cite me as a source of prose/ideas/inspiration when the story is posted. Being robbed of my ideas handcuffs my muses- from the bottom of my heart, I thank the many authors past, and present for their courteous, kind requests and proper credit citations. :)
Writing fell by the wayside when my husband had a small stroke two days before Christmas. It was caused by CHF (congestive heart failure) which in itself was caused by a viral infection of the heart muscle. Drs. thought non invasive meds would help, but sadly my hubby got worse. We came very close to losing him in January- six episodes of sudden cardiac death in two days, and we were given a chance for a second life together when he received a defib/pacemaker implant. With that and his medications, he is doing much better...the thinking is that his heart will be able to heal so that it will work more efficiently and regain close to normal function. There's no magic ball, no guarantees, but his doctors are very encouraged by the great progress he has made. Taking nothing for granted, each day with him is a gift.
And now, as my beloved has returned to work after close to three months, I have started to want to write again. Hoping to have something to post, not sure what it will be, but at this point, I see any update as a victory. :)
Other stories by KittyLynne:
Leather and Lace : http://www.fanfiction.net/u/228083/Maidens-of-Konan
Shameless plug for The Lion's Keep: The Next Chapter, and its sister (brother?) site, Hunk's Cornerwhich are host to a variety of awesome Voltron fanfictions- Here's the link: http:/ / shanshantlk .weebly. com/ and http: / / thenewhrh . weebly . com / (just remove the spaces into your browser) P.S. There are stories from yours truly on those sites that aren't posted on this site. :)
About the author: KittyLynne is the unabashedly unoriginal cyber pen name of Lynne, a 52- years-young, long and happily- married mom whose only child is now a college student (where did the time go?!). KL loves just about everything about living in Minnesota, including the snow and the cold. She's passionate about a great many things in life, but her loved ones, her pets, her writing, enjoying the great outdoors, reading good literature of all kinds and rooting for her favorite Mn. sports teams head the list. Regarding fanfiction, she firmly believes that realistic and accurate characterizations are vital to showing respect for the original creator, and to keeping stories true to the spirit of the series that they are based upon. She tends to favor certain pairings when she writes, but that certainly doesn't mean she's adverse to reading or writing others. She aspires to become a print published romance novelist, but is happy being epublished. Her fervent hope is that reading her stories will bring enjoyment to others.