Author has written 4 stories for Young Justice, and Batman.
So what is there to say about me? I am 19 years old and from Honolulu, Hawaii. I am now a freshmen at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which probably doesn't sound that impressive but since I'm paying less than 10 grand a year for school, I think I'm the true winner. I love writing and hope to become a professional author. Though, I'm going into human rights law as a back up. I've basically been AWOL for the last year so I've returned with a frenzy. Thanks to this comment I found on a blog about the worst fanfiction author. For a second, I thought I was on the list, but then I read the comments:
"Damn... What horrible writers. I can only think of one person who is
I felt like crying. This just made me feel like an ass for not updating. So thank you.
On an academic note, there are some peeves I have about Fanfiction writing. In my early years, I have fallen victim to these problems. Now, after seven years on the site, I have come to realize my follies. Well, I sort of realized them in the first two years but you get the point. Some, however, do not. I am not a great writer but some things are obvious. If a preschool student told you that drinking bleach is bad, you’re not going to say “what are you, a doctor?” and down it like vodka.
1. I really hate OOCness. Though, I admit sometimes it is unavoidable, some things are too OOC. This is one of the reasons I hate bashing because they always get the character's personality wrong. If you spot it at all in my stories, tell me. We love our characters for a reason. We love their faults and their strengths. Why the hell would someone screw that up with "Dark Harry" or "Badass Naruto" Really guys.
2. This is something I did in my early years: NO FLAMES. I now personally hate it when people say “no flames” because, seriously, how the hell are writers suppose to get better without being told what they’re doing wrong? Oh and for those writers saying "don't like, don't read" explain to me how am I suppose to know if I don't like it if I don't read it? I'm curious. Is there like an oracle out there that will give me the answer when I see your summary? Like a mystic penguin I have to go to? Or a magic eight ball in the shape of cat? Because I will listen to that. Seriously. I would.
3. I don’t like OCs because I like reading about fandom characters. Even if you don't make a Mary-Sue (which will happen) it almost always has the OC playing a main role. If you want to write an over idealized self-personification of yourself, write a book. True, there are a handful of fanfiction authors that do a really good job of it but unless you have their skill, suck it up and leave. For examples of a great OC, check out Boy in the Manor. It is absolutely marvelous. The OC does not take away too much from the primary character but has a presence that you can't help but love.
4. Author note input in the middle of the story is ridiculous. For example “Dumbledore waved his incredibly fluffy wand in a circular manner, obi-waning the students (A/N: that is so awesome), and leaving them awestruck.” Put your author’s notes in the beginning or at the end.
5. Spell check. It is there for a reason. Is it really that hard to press the damn button to make sure you are not spelling "moron" as "moran" Tell me because I need to know. I need to know like I need Marc Anthony's song to start playing when I say that. Oh, but I'm a bit of a hypocrite because for the last two chapters of my story, I forgot to spell check. Shit.
6. This goes for grammar and awkward paragraph structure. Oh and don't jumble up your paragraphs or dialogue. Double checking for that matter as well. For some reason, mixing up "here" with "hear" or "quite" with "quiet" annoy me so much.
7. Adding to favorites or alerts without reviewing. Really pisses me off. I'm not saying review every story you read, because even I don't do that. But I always review every story I follow/favorite because if I like a story well enough to do that, I want to show that I respect them enough to review. Plus, reviews make people happy. Happy people write faster.
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