Author has written 9 stories for Spyro the Dragon.
What The Heck I'm Doing Right Now
(2nd April 2014) My god, I'm so inactive. If you want to talk to me, head over to my Deviant Art account (link down theeeere). Everything has just sort of stopped right now. Going to try to get back into Firelight soon, but we'll see.
Lost: Unhappy with its progression... It's going to sit there for a while until I decide whether to continue or not.
Firelight: Chapter 14 has about 1000 words that were cut off the end of Chapter 13. Last updated 17th of February 2014.
Residual Darkness: Chapter 40 is waiting to begin. *crickets* Last updated 1st February 2013.
Dear Readers, You Sexy Beasts
I love reviews and messages, I really do. I read all of them and get warm fuzzy feelings. Sometimes I grumble in a dark corner when I'm slapped with criticism, only to bounce back and attempt to improve shortly after. But more often than not, I won't respond to reviews unless you've asked a question that needs answering, or there's something I need to address. But just because I don't respond doesn't mean I don't read it! There's a reason I say thank you at the end of every chapter.
So when you write a review and click that little button, imagine a big flashing window popping up on your screen that says 'Thank you, beautiful person! I love you!'
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Whatever You Might Need to Know about Yours Truly
The name's Renee. 20 years old, Aussie, and just finished my three-year design degree. I write in my spare time, and I think it's safe to say I know a lot more about creative writing now than I did when I first joined this site.
I was in my final year of highschool when I joined this website. Since then I've graduated school and finished my university degree. I've also kicked my lack of self-confidence in the butt (somewhat) and feel a heck of a lot more at home on the Internet than I ever used to. I've made a bunch of friends through this site, found a lovely Internet sister and a long-distance (hopefully not for much longer) boyfriend, and just in general improved my self happiness.
I've learned (and am still learning) how to accept criticism and take compliments, and how to give both. Most of all, I've really enjoyed my time here, and I don't plan to leave for a long while—despite not having as much time for this site as I used to.
I live solely in the Spyro the Dragon fandom, and I doubt that will change. I live and breathe Spyro. For whatever reason, that little purple dragon has helped my creativity to soar ever since I first played the games on the Playstation 1. He helped me find my feet in both art and writing, and despite the shortcomings of the fandom, I'll always have a soft spot for it.
If you ever wanted to know for some reason, my favourite games in the Spyro franchise are Spyro the Dragon (the original) and The Eternal Night. I decided a little while ago that the reason I love Spyro so much is not for gameplay or storyline, but for concept. No wonder it spawns creativity.
Find stuff about my writing below, lads and ladies.
What The Heck I'm Writing About
Currently, I've got 9 stories, 3 of which are being seriously worked on. I'm hoping to finish Residual Darkness in the coming months, and Firelight's next on the list. Meanwhile, Lost will be updating every day from now until no idea when. Watch the space up the top of my profile for status updates.
Tears of an Oracle: Set immediately after DotD. Currently the first and only full story I've completed. I'd consider it my debut fanfiction, disregarding the discontinued Hollow Heart. Give it a read to see where I began. The Spyro Fandom seemed to enjoy it, maybe you will too. Head down there to check out the summary. [Complete]
Residual Darkness: Set a year after ToaO, it's a direct sequel to that story and is currently the bane of my existence. I've learnt a lot about writing in the three years it's taken me to get this far, and this story could be considered a bit of a mess. Regardless, it will be finished, and I dare say that it will be better when it ends than it was when it began. If you enjoyed ToaO, give it a look. [In Progress]
Mysterious Third Story: The direct sequel to RD that I've been planning ever since ToaO. Watch out for this one when I get around to finishing RD. Intended to be the end to this trilogy. [Planned]
Firelight: Set during and parallel to TLOS: ANB. This story is my darling brainchild; an OC-based story that explores the world of TLOS during the series. If you're looking for a TLOS-based story to read, give it a look. Despite the lack of Spyro and Cynder, I think you'll enjoy it. [In Progress]
Firebrand: Planned sequel to Firelight, set during and parallel to TLOS: TEN. It will pick up directly where Firelight left off, and introduce the rest of Charla's crew. [Planned]
Wildfire: Planned sequel to Firelight and Firebrand, set during the 3 year gap between TEN and DotD. This will likely be the longest one, but I have yet to plan it fully, so things are subject to change... More Charla and ape shenanigans will occur! [Planned]
Firestorm: Planned sequel to Firelight, Firebrand and Wildfire, and the planned end to this series. It will be set during and parallel to TLOS: DotD, and will focus mainly on the curse placed upon the apes. That's all I'm saying for now. [Planned]
One-shots and Other Stuff
Lost: A writing exercise that keeps me writing something every day, and allows me to practice with first person perspective. Follows Cynder's journey post-DotD while she searches for Spyro, who has mysteriously disappeared. [In Progress]
Sleepless Spirits: Halloween one-shot written and set immediately after ToaO. Kinda sloppy, but worth a read if you want something a little spooky, or just a tiny continuation of ToaO before RD.
Threads of Existence: A head-canon heavy one-shot that I'm strangely proud of. Set immediately after the end of DotD. What happens to Spyro after he repairs the world? If you're going to read any of my stuff, and you don't want to read a full story, this is the one.
Spirit Gems: A compilation of mini one-shots, or one-shots that diverge from canon. Give it a read if you're bored and want something light. Doesn't update frequently.
Master of the Elements: The very first Spyro fanfiction I ever wrote. Posted for fun. I'll finish posting it soon. Give it a read if you want to see where I really began. Laugh at it.
Hollow Heart: A failed story that I started before ToaO and didn't know what to do with. Might delete it soon.
If I could have you read just one of my stories, it would be:
Look at These Awesome Stories I Beta-read For
I like a good spot of proofreading, being the grammar-loving gal I am. Here are the stories I have or currently am beta-reading for:
Go read them all!
Regarding Constructive Criticism
Constructive criticism on my work is appreciated, but there a few things I'd appreciate you keep in mind before offering criticism.
Firstly, think about how you word criticism. Don't make silly jokes at the expense of the writer, and don't make assumptions. It is very easy to offend someone in this way, even if you don't intend to be offensive. Criticism is a touchy subject; approach it professionally, not with sass. Naturally, this applies to all writers, not just myself.
Secondly, please offer criticism on my recent work only. Telling me what I did wrong when I was 17 isn't helpful, unless the flaws are still visible in my recent work.
And thank you for giving your time to help me improve.
Other Stuff You May Or May Not Find Interesting
Trying something new here. These are just Microsoft Word documents shared on dropbox. Feel free to download 'em and have a read.
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