Author has written 7 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Star Trek: 2009, StarTrek: The Original Series, and Picture of Dorian Gray.
Hello! Call me Di. I'm too much of a perfectionist with too little time to write an abundance of stories, so I tend to put all of my time and energy into one story at a time. Also, I never start anything that I have no intention of finishing, especially within a reasonable amount of time. (I don't think it should take three years to write 20,000 words...) Though I'm a big believer in improvising while writing, it's not too often that I start posting a story without knowing exactly how it's going to end. So, I try to make every chapter productive and relevant (even if it may not seem like it at the time. ;] )
I read fics even less than I write them, but when I do read other fan works, I make sure to leave reviews.
INTERESTS (include but not limited to):
When I have a story in progress,
Some writing maxims! (These are mostly for me, but also worth sharing with my fellow writers.)
Quality over Quantity
Make every word matter
Dialogue can be powerful, so be careful how you use it. If it can be cut out without altering the characters' portrayal or the plot, then cut it out.
Know your characters! Don't sacrifice them or their personalities to force a plot the way you want it.
Thesaurus is your bff.
"You don't really understand an antagonist until you understand why he's a protagonist in his own version of the world." - John Rogers
Flaws, flaws, flaws. They are such stuff as complex characters are made of. (That includes physical imperfections.)
Connected stories in chronological order:
STORIES IN PROGRESS:
A PSA on Reviews
Do not underestimate the importance of leaving reviews! If you read a story all the way through to the end, at least take one minute to leave a review for the writer. It means more than you can ever know to see feedback of any kind for a story. It should go without saying, but keep your criticism constructive if you didn't like the story. We're all learning the art of storytelling here, so if someone isn't so good at it, tell them how they can improve. Tell them their strong points along with their weak points. Seriously, writers thrive on feedback. Share the love by just acknowledging their work!
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