Writer... Artist as both a life-consuming hobby and hopefully future profession. :)
So, to get to my deviant art account, this is the link
This is where you can actually find me now.
I write and draw the Nuzlocke comic, The Fall and you can find it on dA or on the Nuzlocke forums.
Tips for Writing: Not that I'm claiming to be perfect, but I thought I'd share my... advice/opinions.
Need that perfect name? Check out - behindthename [dot] com -
Need that perfect surname? Check out - surnames [dot] behindthename [dot] com -
Need some random characters to throw in, OC's and the like? Maybe just a decent description for a random person your character is going to interact with? Check out SeventhSanctum. *google it. This site sports character generators of various detail. Easy to use and ungodly hilarious. I have literally spent hours goofing off on that site, I love it to death.
Get a beta. And look for one who's 'bio' sounds kinda mean and they flat out say that they will be blunt if you're good or not. Also, check the last time they updated their profile and also the last time they updated their stories. If it's been a year, don't bother. They won't answer. Also, look for someone who has played/watched/has experience in whatever fan fiction you're writing about. And find SEVERAL. PM SEVERAL. If you PM 10, one will probably respond. And then talk with your beta about future plot points. Not enough that is spoils it all for them, but enough that they can form an opinion about whether you're going a good direction or a bad one.
Get a publishing schedule. Weekly, monthly, daily, every other day, every other week, every 10 days... Something solid that people can expect from you. Sometimes you can't make your deadline and that's okay, but try to not be completely erratic. Do your best. I've missed deadlines before, writer's block is a bitch, but having a schedule makes it easier for your non-FanFiction.net member readers. Personally, I recommend weekly because that gives you enough time to write the chapter, edit it (either yourself or Beta-style), and it keeps your readers around.
STOCKPILE!! If you have a schedule and you have extra chapters, don't just post them because you can. Keep them aside, nice and safe. That way, when you get writer's block, you have a safety net that keeps your readers around and interested. :) Write whenever you can and DEFINITELY as soon as inspiration strikes.
Never worry about the length of a chapter or scene. If the scene is short, let it be short. If the scene takes seven pages, let it. If you try to mess with it, you make silly plot choices and it ruins your story. So don't do it.
Keep suspense. If it seems like you'll lose it by a particular plot choice, then don't do it. Easy as pie. Or a... Never mind.
Cliffhangers are your friends. Your readers will hate you for it, but the bigger the better. :)
Don't just let the villain lose. Fight for them! Give them a magnificent ending! And don't entertain that showy bitter rivalry. A true and intelligent villain hides in the shadows as frontmen do the work and take the fall. A true villain never engages the hero directly. Do not use Hollywood as your role model.
Again- do not use Hollywood as your role model for anything. Video games are a much better idea. In example, Hollywood makes it seem like it's pretty easy to evade the military, right? Run, find a corner, the helicopters won't see you, not that many people, blah blah blah. Okay. Compare to Prototype, where evading the military as a super ninja zombie/human hybrid disease incarnate with all the superpowers of all the Avengers combined can be next to impossible with the game set to Easy difficulty if you aren't careful and do something really and seriously stupid ... ... Hollywood=fail. So just don't.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your [Christianity]." - Mohandas Gandhi.
"Who cares about the 'Wedding' page in the newspaper? I don't care if people got married in Hawaii and are now living in Australia when they're from New York. You know what I want to see? I want to see a 'Divorce' page. That would be worth reading." - Me.
"I dream of a better tomorrow where chickens can cross the road without being questioned about their motives" - Unknown.
"Grammar is important. Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse." -Unknown.
--It is also the difference between "Honoring Our Fallen" Wall and "Honoring Our Fallen Wall".
"Stress is the confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of someone who truly deserves it." -Unknown.
"I'll try to be nicer if you try to be smarter." -Unknown.
"A woman who seeks to be equal with men lacks ambition" - Marilyn Monroe.
"Ever notice you come across somebody once in awhile you shouldn't have f*ed with? That's me." -Clint Eastwood.
"I have a very strict gun control policy: If there's a gun, I want to be in control of it." - Clint Eastwood.
"Weather forecast for tonight: Dark." -Someone who's name I can't remember.
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." -Unknown.
[after stepping on a grape] "I step on a lot of things. Mostly people's hopes and dreams." - Me
"It's like wearing makeup to bed so you'll have pretty dreams. It doesn't make any sense!" - Me
"You know... I wouldn't be opposed to going to Hell right now," -Me ... I was cold.
"Steven is like the gentleman version of Chuck Norris in Pokemon." -Me. [Which makes Riley Clint Eastwood!]
"It's translucent color so alluring and taste and aroma so gentle and mellow offer admiring feelings of a graceful lady." - found on a bag of Japanese muscat gummies.
"Of course I think it's funny when I hurt myself. I call it, 'sadistic behavior to the extreme' When you take pleasure in not only the pain of others, but when you hurt yourself." - Me
"Now... If I was a telephone box, what would I look like?" - Me after being told to weed-whack around it. I didn't know what it was... Found it though. It was the only box I could find.
"Souls are like you appendix. You never use it for anything, but if it ruptures you'll probably die" - Me.
"Sometimes I have this random epiphany where I realize that I am a terrible person... ... Then I get over it." - Me.
"You know what? I should rule the world. I'm going to install firing squads. You're stupid, *BAM*. You annoy me, *BAM*." - My aunt. We have that in common.
"Magical Jesus Nick!" - Me.
"Because Magical Jesus is the best kind of Jesus" - My sister.
"You're a naughty word... guess which one." -Me.
Noteleks : skeletoN