Author has written 4 stories for Twilight, and Hunger Games.
I joined this site as a reader. If you have a good idea or a good narrative, I'm interested. I tend not to like brief one-shots, and I don't see the point in taking characters, changing them beyond recognition, and placing them in an AU. Why don't you just write your own, original story and publish it somewhere else?
Having gotten involved here as a Twilight fan and getting sidetracked along the way by The Hunger Games, I have to applaud the fans of the latter for being more active readers and reviewers. And also for recruiting fans along the way... My hit counts have grown exponentially as the fan base has grown!
My first fic, Old Devil Moon: Bella Runs, was the awkward product of a long hatred for Twilight metamorphosing into a closeted, but fervent, love of Twilight. I had been thinking about how often Edward tried to convince Bella that she reacted to him all wrong; a human's natural response should be fear, yet Bella had none. I wondered how Bella would have gotten along with life in Forks, and where her destiny would lead her. Despite ridiculously long pauses in posting, I am still planning on finishing this story. It may take a while, but bear with me!
When I feel like writing something fun and mindless, I have a second Twilight fic. I have only the vaguest of ideas where it is going, but if you are interested in reading a story where Edward isn't such a gentleman, you can check out I Want to See Red. Be warned, however, that it is rated M for good reason!
I do welcome feedback of all kinds, including but not limited to: reviews telling me how to improve (e.g., "More dialog!"), reviews telling me I got some fact wrong ("You said the sun was shining that day, but it was rainy in the book!"), and Story-Alerting or Favoriting without leaving a review at all (because actions speak louder than words). I have also been able to take requests, so if you have an idea for something I could incorporate into the story, let me know!
My most current project is Smoke Rising, a Hunger Games fic, set at the end of Mockingjay, pre-epilogue. While brainstorming for that, I asked myself, "How on earth did Buttercup get back to District 12?" And so I have written a one-shot (*gasp!* A one-shot!) on that topic: Buttercup's Story. Each chapter of Smoke Rising comes with a sort of sound track in the form of quoted lyrics (like epigraphs), and I hope that, if you don't know the songs, you will look them up. I cover a huge variety of musical genres, so you will be sure to find at least one song you dig. Guaranteed!
More about me:
Quick, what do these make you think of?: New Moon, wolves, involuntarily choosing a mate... I don't know about you, but I was thinking of the ElfQuest graphic novels by Wendy & Richard Pini in the 1970s! Don't believe me? Look them up - the whole collection can be viewed for free on their website!
Other stuff you can catch me reading:
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series - Deathly Hallows (Book 7) is arguably one of the best books I have ever read.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - I read it in 10th grade English and hated it. Then in 12th I read it again. Then again and again and again... *heart*
S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and That Was Then, This Is Now - My favorite tragedies.
Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower - This book changed my life.
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind - I cried like a baby.
Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series - Not exactly cranial writing, but v. entertaining!
Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games series - Poverty, riches, entertainment, violence, love, hate, teamwork, fear, revolution... they lack nothing. I am in love with these books. [Edit: I no longer need this in my "other stuff" section, but it's still true, so I'm leaving it!]
Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series - Like Georgia Nicholson, but with deeper plot and spy toys!
Delirium, Matched, Graceling... lots of dystopian fiction and "special skills" fantasy or pseudo-historical fiction, like Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series.
Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom is hilariously adorable. It's like The Hangover, but with a girl who comes to on the side of the road in a prom dress and dyed-to-match shoes.
J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan - If you haven't read this as a "grown-up," you owe it to yourself to re-read. Barrie's portrayal of adulthood through the innocent eyes of a child is both bittersweet and heartily amusing.
Kirsten Gier's Ruby Red trilogy - Time travel, mystery, romance, and ghosts are surprisingly hilarious in this brilliantly translated trio. And the leading lady is a Gwen!
I am a married woman in my twenties living in the American Southwest. I grew up in the Southeast and went to college on the West Coast. I have a B.S. in Psychology and spend my days reading books, making crafts, and answering questions (working in the youth department at a public library is probably the best job ever). I absolutely plan on writing "real" books one day. I have no pets anymore, but I have recently shared an apartment with a Siamese cat and two guinea pigs... and no, it didn't work out so well. I can drink hot cocoa just about anytime. And, over the past couple of years, I have accidentally acquired a penguin collection.
I used to acknowledge here everyone who has left a review or added me or my stories to a favorites list. However, my THG fans have been so active that I can no longer keep such a list! Please accept my gratitude if you have been a faithful reader, left a comment, or had my updates sent to your inbox. It means a lot to me to know that I can create something that you enjoy, think about, or can advise me on.
User PPerfect has devoted way too much of her time to helping me tell my story with Smoke Rising. She is a fantastic correspondent as well as an intelligent, insightful, and imaginative woman. I am so lucky she left me that first review!
Also, I have found the following pages very useful:
http://www.twilightlexicon.com/the-lexicon/timeline/ - a huge Twilight fan site just overflowing with information, but the timeline is the thing I obsess over the most, and having found the site makes flipping through my books unnecessary!
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html - notoriously, the page bearing the various portions of Midnight Sun Meyer has made available to fans... I would have liked to have heeded her advice and stay out, but I read it first when I was going through Twi-drawals after devouring the books in two weeks, and I refer to it again and again while writing my fics.
http://www.mockingjay.net - THE fan site for The Hunger Games. It has current news, random musings, and links to a bajillion fan fictions, many of which are right here on ff.net!
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