Author has written 3 stories for Naruto, Young Justice, Fairy Tail, and RWBY.
Sup all? Thought i would finally put something in my profile since i have a semi successful story.
Occupation: Full Time College Student
Likes: My Girlfriend, friends, politics, The Young Turks, manga/anime, video games (Starcraft and HoN in particular)
Dislikes: Nearly every single US politician, cheesers, Calculus and people that are too full of themselves.
and some others that i can't think of right now.
Why did i start writing?
That's an interesting question. To be honest I've been on this site for years, reading and reviewing stories. I've never taken the time to write anything because I never thought i would be good at it or i thought i wouldn't be able to continue the story and I didn't want to leave a story unfinished.
Though recently I grew bored with a lack of updates and after some talking about a random story idea with a friend on here i decided to give it a shot, i didn't have anything to lose. I got surprisingly good feedback and i decided to roll with it and now i feel like my story has a semi decent following and i'm only getting started.
My advice to anyone that wants to write but aren't sure about their ability is to just do it and see what kind of feedback you get. That being said there are certain things you should do before posting a story.
From years of reading and now writing there are a couple things that I've noticed that can make or break a story.
1) Make sure you have a plan. If you have an awesome idea and you feel like you just need to write that first chapter then by all means have at it but before you decide to post make a plan. Nothing can kill a good story like getting three chapters in and you hit a wall because you didn't plan anything and were writing on the fly. Now i'm not saying that you need to have every little detail planned, i'm just saying that you should have a rough outline of what you want to do with the story so you have enough stuff to keep the direction of the story clear.
2) Grammar and proofreading. Yea you probably heard this a thousand times from other people on this site and your teachers but i'll swear by it. I've seen some really good story ideas be completely ruined because i couldn't understand what the author was saying due to spelling errors or just horrid grammar. I'm not just blowing smoke on this either. I proofread about ten times before i post a chapter. Between doing small edits like just going over a part i just wrote or rereading the entire chapter out loud after i finish it. I find so many errors in my writing and it really feels good when i do finally post a fully edited chapter and people at most find 1 spelling mistake in a 10k chapter.
3) Originality. That is one of the most important things that i can think of for a story. I've seen 100 of the same type of story and honestly i just stopped reading things that have been done a thousand times over because it gets boring. It's unfortunate because i'm sure there are some real gems out there but i don't want to sort through all the garbage to find it. Though if you give me a completely different approach to something or a completely original idea based off of some canon event then 9 times out of 10 i'll give the story a chance.
4) Summaries. After the title this is first thing a reader will see and it could make or break if they decide to read your story. It doesn't have to be an amazing summary and you don't have to give away too much of the story but make it something interesting. Give the potential readers just enough to get them to click on the story and then let your writing do the talking. If you're going to proofread anything then make damn sure you edit the summary, if the summary has errors then the reader can assume the story will be riddled with them.
5) Content. This one seems a little redundant but I feel it's necessary to mention. After you get your rough outline for your story down then you need to fill in the guts of your story. If you plan out epic moments in your story that's great but don't rely on those scenes to make your story great. Sure they help but what good does it do if the readers don't make it to that point because the build up was crap or there wasn't any at all? A great story will have build up, filler, epic moments, fallout. All of those things help make a story great and your readers will appreciate it. There's a reason why the manga's we read have build up chapters and all the filler that they have, if you just have epic moment after epic moment then those moments lose their shine and become lack luster simply because every scene is "epic", space out those scenes to make them mean more when you get to them.
6) Details. Don't skimp on them. Readers appreciate a well developed world and in depth character analysis with well described scenes. Obviously don't mash it all together in one giant cluster fuck of exposition but it's definitely needed. There are some places where a lot of exposition is necessary but balancing those spots with other scenes is key to having a great story.
7) Have fun with it. This seems obvious but it's not. Keep the story fun for you. If you don't enjoy writing a story then it'll show in the writing and your fans won't like reading it. If your story is getting boring for you and you find it a chore to write then it's better to step away for a bit than to keep trying to push through and write something sub par. Try to get your inspiration back by remembering what inspired you to write in the first place.
Now i know i gave a lot of advice here i'm not even sure if i'm the best person to be giving this advice but it's not like i think i'm the best out there. I'm just some guy that likes writing with my free time.
Stories: A Different Result, A New Beginning.
I'm not even sure where this idea came from but it slowly grew and grew and I just had to write something. Now I've got this massive idea that will probably take me years to finish and I get excited about the finished product every day.
The number one inspiration from my stories would have to be epic ASMV's on youtube. There are some amazing videos out there and some of them have great messages that people should take to heart.
The number one video that influences my writing would be a series actually. The World of Conflicts series by LoosecontroiPL is an amazing series. There are four videos in the set and they are perfection. Whenever i hit a bump in the writing process I go over there and watch the set and i'm back in the mood to write. If you have some time i would highly recommend them.
Will i do any other stories?
That's a tough one. As of right now i don't plan on it. This story alone is taking over my mind and i don't think i would do well between juggling two different stories. I might a bit later if i get hit with inspiration like I did with this story.
I"m always open to discussion and constructive criticism so if you guys feel like commenting on something then you can leave me a review or a PM and i'll get back to you relatively quickly, I do have a life after all lol.