Poll: Who should play Jean Valjean when I renovate "The Last Misérables"? Vote Now!
Author has written 60 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Twilight, Misc. Books, Footloose, High School Musical, Once Upon a Time, Les Miserables, Aladdin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Het Huis Anubis/House of Anubis, Harry Potter, Great Gatsby, Peter Pan, Kim Possible, Peter Pan, Story Keepers, Legend of Korra, Giver, A Christmas Carol, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hamilton, Paperman, and Heist Society.
I'm a Catholic Christian studying English Language & Literature and Communication Arts with the hope of becoming a novelist, playwright, and/or screenwriter. I have the same username on FictionPress, YouTube, Tumblr, and DeviantArt.
Consuming and creating stories is my way of understanding and interacting with reality. I believe one of the core purposes of fiction is to help us examine and better understand reality. Because of this, I try to connect my thoughts and emotions about fictional characters toward real people in similar situations, and encourage my readers to do the same.
I work as a writing tutor, so I'm kind of a stickler about spelling, grammar, and punctuation. I point out such errors when I leave reviews, and would appreciate it if others did the same when reading and reviewing my work.
When I find a single author has several stories that I like, I'll take their stories off of my Favorite Stories list and instead put the author on my Favorite Authors list.
About my stories:
For the year 2016, I will be writing short fan fiction pieces as gifts to all of my close friends and family. I hope that doing so will promote fan fiction among my peers, spread my work across a greater variety of fandoms, and help me explore franchises with which I am not already familiar.
When I about halfway through writing "Beauty and the Blue Spirit," FanFiction.Net took it down (I think I had rated it wrong). I posted the second half on FFN and the entirety of the story on DeviantArt.
I am in the process of revising the first several chapters of "Finding What You Weren't Looking For." Advice and feedback during this process would be greatly appreciated. I apologize to readers who follow it for any confusion. I still plan to continue the story, but the ATLA comics (which are still coming out every few months) have rendered me uncertain about how to proceed, and how much to deviate from or stay in line with the canon.
I would like to rewrite "The Last Misérables," because at the time I wrote it I had only seen the musical Les Misérables once onstage. In the five years that have passed, I've read the original novel by Victor Hugo and watched various adaptations. I do not know yet if or when I will be able to devote the time necessary to revise and expand the contents. I am also uncertain who to feature as Jean Valjean; see the poll at the top of my profile.
About my art:
My profile picture is the symbols and names of the four authors of the Gospels. I found the image at Son of Thunder Historical Apologetics on blogspot.com. The Holy Spirit is (what the Greeks would call) my muse; in both my academic and personal writing, He inspires me with ideas and words, enabling me to do so much more than I could of my own power.
My cover art for Les Misérables fanfics are screenshots from the anime series Shoujo Cosette, which is based pretty closely on Victor Hugo's novel. (I highly recommend this series to anyone but especially to fans of Les Mis and/or anime! Episodes can be viewed here. I have written an episode guide to help viewers keep track of them, but it may convey spoilers so use it carefully.)
I frequently find pieces of fanart that match scenes from my fan fiction, and I'll ask the artist if I can cite the link and/or use the picture as cover art. However, I would love it if artists with better abilities and tools than I have would illustrate scenes unique to one of my own stories.
"The Last Misérables" collage
"Of Tabloids and Triads" collage
"Trust, Truth, Fear, and Freedom"
The Writer's Prayer by Sandy Tritt
Open my mind, Lord. Grant me the talent to write with clarity and style, so my words go down rich and smooth, like fine wine, and leave my reader thirsty for more.
Open my heart, Lord. Grant me the sensitivity to understand my characters -- their hopes, their wants, their dreams -- and help me to confer that empathy to my reader.
Open my soul, Lord, so I may be a channel to wisdom and creativity from beyond my Self. Stoke my imagination with vivid imagery and vibrant perception.
But most of all, Lord, help me to know the Truth, so my fiction is more honest than actuality and reaches the depths of my reader's soul.
Wrap these gifts with opportunity, perseverance, and the strength to resist those who insist it can't be done.