Author has written 48 stories for Voyagers!, and Hardcastle and McCormick.
I wrote stories for TV shows I liked when I was growing up, but never realized that other people did that too. (Who knew?) As an adult, I stopped writing, but then, in 2009 I found the show Voyagers! and started writing for it. It had the relationships of friendship and family, as well as time travel and an orphan, all of which I especially like.
Well, times had changed quite a bit and by then I was on-line, and I managed to find the Voyagers! fanfiction site. I read most of the stories, and then started posting my own after I was lucky enough to connect by e-mail with Mrs. Phineas Bogg, who not only encouraged me to post a story, but patiently taught me how. So, my journey as a published fan fiction writer began. I will always be indebted to her.
I have written a great many Voyagers! stories, but after awhile I started to think about other shows I have liked and one show that I loved was Hardcastle and McCormick. So, in 2013 I wrote a story for that show and quickly realized that there was an incredibly dedicated fan base. I have written many stories for H&M and have a few more in the cooker.
One thing I guess all writers learn is that writing for an audience is different than writing for yourself. When you write for yourself, you know what you mean, but for others, you really have to explain it to them, so they see it like you do. It seems obvious, but it is a lesson I learned since posting here. My writing has evolved in other ways too, since I've been posting here.
I've always been more interested in the relationship the characters have with each other, than with the plot. For me, the relationships are so important that they can easily overshadow the story line. I sometimes write scenes depicting some aspect of a relationship, something I want the characters to say, for example, and then fit a plot around them. Linking the scenes together into a coherent whole is sometimes a challenge and often a story will surprise me because it ends up a lot different than I intended in the first place.
I don't know if I should give it away, but, I am a sucker for a happy ending. So, even though bad things sometimes happen in my stories, they are there only so the good qualities the characters possess can shine through more brilliantly in contrast.
Also, my stories will never contain explicit gore, violence or slash.
Thank you for reading my Profile and my stories!
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